Bobby Lopez: Bobby Lopez here, and we're gonna help you with your golf swing today.
The title of this extravaganza here is The arms win the race, which is what Tiger says.
"The arms win the race." Sergio says, "My dad taught me to pull down on a chain with both hands.
He said pull down on a chain, that little piece of string, so insinuated something hard to pull on." Davis Love III, "My dad taught me to pound a stake into the ground, he didn't say tap it, he said pound it." Ben Hogan, "I feel like I'm pulling an arrow out of the quiver." Al Gieberger, "I feel like I'm ringing a bell." Jack Nicholas, "I feel like I need to get the club to the ball before the buttons on my shirt get there." Hmm? They're all saying the same thing.
Here's the secret that you're gonna get today.
People get so focused on the two o'clock drill, which I'm gonna show you, and how to get the arms going first, but they don't tell you that if you don't put your arms in the right place in the first place you can't do it anyway.
Hmm? Because if the move is to pull down on the chain, you had to go up in order to pull down.
If you're taking your backswing around yourself, you don't have a shot in you know what.
Cause you're gonna stick the club right in the ground if you pull straight down, so you turn your chest to get to the ball.
I'm gonna explain all that here in a second.
Here's world famous Benny Crenshaw.
Watch this, here he goes.
Watch what he's going to do, he's going to pull down on the rope, pull down on the rope, pull down on the rope, pull down on the rope, and he pulls down on the rope and he throws it away.
Woom! Throw it away.
Pull down, pull down, pull down and away it goes.
Let's look at Sergio "I wish I was a bull fighter" Garcia.
He goes to the top, look how high his hands are! Remember that because we're gonna go over that in a second.
Woomf! His chest is still facing this-a-way.
Hmm? You can really tell, when you look at his swing down-line ...
Where'd you go, Sergio? There he is.
You see he goes up? Look how high his hands are above his head, amazing.
Woomf! Where's his chest? Still facing us! What I see all day long is people's chests facing the ball before their arms even get there, that's why Nicholas was saying, "I gotta get my club to the ball before the buttons on my shirt get there."
Why does all this have to happen? It's very simple.
The engineers call it angular acceleration.
You've got a little circle right here, and you've got a big circle right there.
Your body only has to go around this little circle, that golf club's gotta go all the way around this big circle in the same period of time.
Just like if you've seen a race track for runners, in the Olympics or something, for track and field.
There's a starting point here, there's one here, there's one here, there's one here.
The one up here on the the outside is closer, why? Because he's got a larger circumference to go around.
If you want them all to have the same amount of real estate to cover, you've got to stagger them.
With the golf swing, you don't get to stagger it.
Here it is, here it is.
You gotta give the arms a headstart if they're all gonna get to the same place of impact, which is the tip of the left shoulder to the ball, in a straight line.
You gotta feel like you gotta hesitate with the body and pull on that rope and get rid of the golf club first, but let me show you this.
This is critical.
That is, if you don't go up on the way back, there's no way you can go down on the way down.
See? He goes up, look how high his hands are above his head.
Hmm? Look at that.
Let's go to Ernie Els.
Hey Ernie! Where are you buddy? Watch how high his hands are.
Look at that.
The backswing is ...
I hinge, I hinge, I hinge, and I lift.
Cause if I don't lift, if I take the club around me, over here, I'm toast, absolutely toast.
I'm gonna attach a drill to help you do that.
See, now I can just let it fall and go around the other way.
I can let it just fall, let it just fall, see? Let it just fall.
The shoulders and the chest stay quiet.
I get rid of the arms, get rid of the golf club.
Look at Ernie.
See? He's pulling down, he's pulling down, it's like he's taking the butt of that golf club and he's just woom! He throws it away.
Look at Ernie down-line here, it's amazing.
Look at this.
He takes it to the top, right? This is just a little half wedge shot, look how high his hands are.
Boom, goes the other way.
Drops it, come on arms, come on arms, look at his chest, it's still facing us.
You can still see his chest.
Hmm? I hope this helps you out!
Just realize you need to take the golf club, hinge it back, lift it up, and your first move is to get the golf club a little bit of a head start versus the body.
You cannot, you cannot, start your body down first.
A lot of that comes with people being told to transfer their weight to their left foot.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
His left hip's gonna turn back and away.
Doesn't transfer all his weight to his left foot!
The drills I've got for you are gonna start playing right now.
Bobby Lopez here.
We're gonna do the two o'clock drill.
I'm wanna show you how to do it right and how to do it wrong.
I'm pretty good at doing it wrong! Yeah, I don't have any problems with that.
The reason why I'm going over this is that it's so important that you do the drill the right way.
Think of drill as medication.
That's why, in our lesson manual, we have a whole section there on how to do a drill properly.
If you take the medication the right way, even though it may seem slower, you'll actually get results faster.
Right here, I'm gonna stick the club right in my belly button, and I'm gonna turn to what I would call two o'clock.
Twelve o'clock is straight ahead, two o'clock, because one of the things that's really vital, that a lot of people miss, they just take their arms, they don't take the chest.
Hmm? Gotta take the chest with you.
Now you go back, boom.
Now, the whole purpose, of this drill, is under the premise of what the engineers call angular acceleration, or just like having a bunch of skaters in a circle.
Here's the one in the center, here's another one.
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, make it like a real circle here.
I've got a thingy to draw a circle, there we go.
It keeps getting bigger and bigger till you get to the outside part of the club head, it's gotta cover a much larger circumference than this tip of the shoulder, that only has to get to here, so that we have a straight line at impact.
Just like if you're having one of these long distance races and this runner starts here, this runner starts here, this runner starts here, this runner starts here, same thing.
In order to make the distance that they're running all equal to each participant.
You didn't think he was gonna know a word that big, participant! What a jerk I am, look at this.
I can't play a [inaudible 00:09:03], you old fart.
Then I bring the club right back to my belly.
See? I keep my face looking at two o'clock.
I pull down with the arms and I don't move one iota.
I don't know how big an iota is, but it ain't a lot! See? I'm trying to square the club up.
That's the first way I do it.
Then I go ahead and grab the whole golf club, turn to two o'clock.
Up I go.
I've got an exaggerated amount of tilt.
By the way, I'm freezing my butt off out there.
See? I'm bringing myself down, I don't allow my head to move at all.
See? Which keeps me behind the golf ball, so that the tip of my left shoulder and my left arm and the club are all in a straight line at impact.
That's what I'm trying to do.
One of our members, Less Murray, was so kind to be willing to make a fool out of himself just like me! This is so important, that when you guys are doing a drill, send me a video of your drill.
That's why I've got this thing set up as unlimited, on purpose.
Even if I just send you a two minute video, but it keeps you from doing hours of aggravation and doing more harm than good.
Here, poor Less is doing the drill this way.
Watch, he's in a good spot right here.
Right now you've got an A+.
You're gonna go from an A+ to a D-, watch this.
See? He's taking his body, and his body is going down with the pull down.
The whole idea is to separate the arms from the body.
These arms have to move and the body's gotta wait.
Just like if you've got a bunch of soldiers here lined up and the DI comes up and he goes, "Column left, ho!"
Let's see, which one would be to the left? It doesn't matter.
No, it's column left, column left is right here, here.
Who was the idiot in the marines? Gomer Pyle! That's what I am, I'm a Cuban Gomer Pyle.
This guy's gotta march like crazy, this guy's just marking time, he's not moving.
All of this, your body is marking time, while this guy marches, marches, marches, marches.
That's why Sergio said, "I feel like I'm pulling on a chain with both hands." Pull down on the chain, pull down on the chain, don't move your body at the same time.
See? If you're moving your chest at the same time, your arms will not be able to keep up, your left shoulder's gonna get off sides.
Although he's done a pretty darn good job here! Pretty darn good job, but it scares me that he's moving the body with it at the same time, see?
You want to, get here, come on, up, up Cuban.
[inaudible 00:12:22] look at this.
You'd think somebody who could row that well would be able to do this.
You people, you can't laugh at yourselves anymore, with the political correctness, everything, crap! You row 90 miles and you get free peanut butter and a green card.
Here we go, here we go.
See, I pull down, nothing else moves! Pull down! Let me see if this works, hold on, I'm gonna put this back here like that.
Hold on, hold on, wait, wait, wait, wait.
Here we go, now watch this.
Let's do it in real time.
There, there, see? There, there, there, woomf! Right, then it all times up together, see? Pull, pull, pull.
There you go.
All right, that's the two o'clock drill.
Then I'm doing this! You can do like Ben Hogan, "I feel like I'm pulling an arrow out of a quiver!" I actually feel like ...
Oops, I'm glad I didn't turn it off yet! Actually feel like you're going that way, see? Don't go towards the ball, actually pull out.
Like Hogan says, he's pulling an arrow out of a quiver.
Hmm? By the way, this shaft actually be up above the head, and all of this, but I'm too lazy.
See? It's just a drill, so I don't really pay attention to that, but yes, I would want to get my shaft up above my head, if I can, because the higher I can go up here, the higher the chain is that I'm gonna pull down on, the more speed I can create.
A la Davis Love.
Huh? All right? Good luck! Get to work on the two o'clock drill, if that's you problem.