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I would like to share with you what I consider to be the 5 areas that the competitive club golfer can learn from Cam’s approach to physical preparation. If implemented properly these will not only help your golf but benefit your long-term musculo-skeletal health too.
Cam’s approach is particularly relatable and applicable to the club golfer because he isn’t the biggest guy, or the most gifted athlete, or the hardest worker. Cam likes to keep things simple and use practice and training approaches that can be completed in a short amount of time with the minimum of fuss (leaving more time for messing around on the range apparently!)
A selection from Cam’s large repertoire of comedy golf swings
1) STICK TO THE PLAN
Cam doesn’t wander from the prescribed plan; this is for three main reasons. Firstly he wants to avoid the excessive post exercise soreness that prohibits him from practicing and performing effectively. Sticking to familiar exercises and loads helps ensure this. Secondly, performing the same exercises allows him time to get familiar and comfortable with the technique, ensuring absolute best form and resultant outcome. Lastly, golf is a tough mental sport especially at the very elite level. Being able to go into the gym and carry out a familiar routine means that there is no excess mental energy being used up unnecessarily.
How you can apply this – find a good training program and stick to it. Only change up exercises when performance isn’t a priority (e.g. off season).
Banded back squats have been a staple for off season training, great for power development.
2) WARM UP CONSISTENTLY
Cam recognizes the importance of warming up properly to not only prevent injury, but also help ensure he is moving correctly. His 15-minute routine of self-massage, stretch and posture setting is quite literally a daily habit. Pre tournament rounds, it’s also a great time to get his head in the right place and start mentally preparing for the upcoming challenge. The equipment used is a spiky ball, lateral resistance bandand the GravityFit TPro.
How you can apply this – Get yourself some basic warm up equipment, identify the key areas to release / stretch / activate and allocate 15 minutes before you play to go through the routine.
Cam warming up at the Bay Hill Invitational, 2017
3) TRAIN FOR SPECIFIC POWER
The keys to hitting the ball a long way are widely considered to be combination of vertical thrust and rotational speed. Since 2015 we have focused specifically on training these areas through jump variations along with rotating against resistance. The jump variations progress from small drop jumps to squat jumps with 20kg to trap bar jumps with as much as 60kg. The rotational speed approach doesn’t change much, normally working with a strong resistance band that challenges Cam to try to move at around the same speed he swings driver. This contributed to Cam placing third on tour for distance gained from 2016 to the 2017 season.
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How you can apply this – incorporate basic jump movements into your gym sessions along with some fast rotational work against resistance bands. Just remember to work on your landing mechanics (land soft) to minimize the risk of injury and work up slowly to top speeds for the rotations.
Cam working hard on his rotational speed (push band on his arm)
4) TRAIN POSTURE AND STABILITY
To my knowledge, GravityFit make the only equipment designed to specifically train the deep muscle system responsible for holding posture and stabilising joints. The combination of axial load and the immediate feedback system means that when using the GravityFit equipment Cam is always aware of when he is in good posture and what that feels like. We combine using the equipment with simple movements that challenge his ability to maintain balance and posture. This forms part of daily routine that can be done around the house, in the gym or on the range.
How you can apply this – Start training your posture and deep muscle system, preferably using GravityFit equipment and exercises. Your joints and golf swing will thank you for it.
Cam is aiming to absorb the landing load softly whilst maintaining stability in spine and shoulders
5) KNOW WHEN TO REST
The physical, mental and emotional demands of a tournament week make it tricky to continue to train with the same volume and intensity as usual. This makes it the ideal time to reduce the intensity and volume of gym work, focusing on posture, speed and mobility. I will often prescribe a watered down version of the usual program, reducing reps, sets and load whilst still focusing on great technique.
How you can apply this – moderate your training load to suit your performance needs. Try doing the heavy stuff earlier in the week, leaving you fresher for the weekend.
Cam making the most of the massage chair in the locker room at CIMB Classic, 2016
My recommendations might seem pretty simple, and with good reason; golf is a complex, frustrating and often confusing game. I believe that golfer’s training should be straight forward, easy to implement and repeatable. In the is un-predictable sport, some consistency around physical preparation can go a long way to minimizing variability in performance.
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Here is what you need:
- 1 Mini Cucumber
- 1/2 of an Avocado
- 5 Cherry Tomatoes
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Sausage
- Lemon Juice
- Salt & Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Cube your veggies and mix with lemon juice, salt & pepper and garlic powder (set aside)
- Cook your sausage, cube and mix with your avocado salad
- Cook your eggs to your preference and enjoy!
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Author: Eckhart Diestel
Date: April 13, 2021
This blog was adapted for personal use and can be utilized by any student Golf as a referral as to how the grip works in golf swing.
- TAKE DEAD AIM
- the head ALIGNS
- the body ALIGNS
- the forearms ALIGN
- the wrists ALIGN
- the hands ALIGN
Using A Hammer
Examine how we use a hammer to drive a nail. Realize how the anatomy aligns with the direction of the blow. If you hit vertically downwards, the head and upper body will be right over the nail. The radius and the ulnar of the forearm will be in a stacked position on top of each other. The anatomical snuff box will be aligned with the free downward motion of the wrists and the base of the index finger will be on top of the shaft to support the downward motion.
If you hammer sideways, – imagine a nail in a door frame -, your entire anatomy will move to stay behind the blow and support the delivery of energy in the intended direction. The head and upper body tilt sideways. The radius and the ulnar of the forearm will still be stacked, now in the plane of
the blow. The anatomical snuff box and base of the index finger will remain aligned in that same target related plane.
Top Spin InTennis
Notice that you grab the racket in a closed position to facilitate a strike with top spin. The racket is not brought into this position by a manipulation of the wrist, because the player wants to keep everything optimally aligned to delivery energy. Thus the wrist stays in the ’hammer’ orientation, while the racket is turned closed.
Bat With A Baseball
Hold the golf club just like you would hold a baseball bat be-cause this allows you to apply the maximum force. Again, the radius and ulnar are stacked in the plane of the hit direction. This may give the appearance of a cupped wrist at the top of the backswing. However, this is the anatomically correct position, because the wrist can hinge over the tabati ́ere anatomique ofboth hands. A cupped wrist position has the trail hand wrist flattened.
The orientation of the club face will determine how you feel the balance of the club in your hand. In a closed position the leading edge would appear in a picture in a horizontal position, in an open position the leading edge would point towards the ground. Thus, when you change you grip you will experience a difference in feel. Closing the club face moves the feel of the weight of the club head more unto your lead forearm. At the top of the backswing, the open position may feel more balanced and natural. This would be too open in relation to the target as the ball would be hit with that open face.
If you close the face about 45 degrees and swing it analogy to a base ball bat, you will see that the leading edge will be square to the path at impact. If your perceived task is to release the club to the target, the kinetic sequence will occur correctly. If the target is the ball, there will be no perceived need for a release towards a distant target and it will therefor not be performed.
We are releasing the club towards a target and are collecting the ball while we do so.
Just as much as a baseball players swings towards a target such as the fence at the end of the field; he will hit and compress the ball with the bat during that targeted motion. Hold the club in your lead hand with a grip that feels super tight and secure. When applying the trail hand, the index finger is placed correctly in a relation to the shaft that reminds you of holding a kitchen knife while pushing down on a cutting board
Extremely Important Is The Rotational Aspect.Extremely important is the rotational aspect of the release. Whether you apply a baseball swing or a tennis serve or a golf swing. Imagine to swing a golf club in a horizontally plane in front of you, letting forearms rotate naturally or ’turn over’ – the trail hand will turn over the lead hand.
The Movement Of The Hands And The
Direction Of Force
Inspect the movement of the hands and body position when you apply power in a direction. You will see that you will bring your body behind that blow. If you hammer straight down, your body will be entirely upright. If you blow an axe into the stem of a tree your body will bend to find a position that supports the direction of that blow. In this position you will see that the grip as well as the body are anatomically properly aligned.
Apply this to a golf club. If your target is the ball right in front of you, the blow will be directed straight down and your grip and body position will reflect that movement. If you task ist the release of a baseball bat to a distant target somewhere in the field, your body as well as your forearms as well as your wrist will line up behind the direction of that blow to apply maximum directed energy in that direction.
Care has to be taken of the leading edge of the club face now. If you start with a square position at the set up, the tilting to get behind the blow will dynamically bring the club face into an open position at impact. Therefor, the club face has to be held closed at setup to dynamically return it square at impact.
30 Yards – Between the release at the ball with a neutral grip and the release at the distant target with the correspondingly aligned anatomy accounts for a 30 yards difference in carry.
The Grip Is Too Strong
Now this is very important: if you bring the club face back to square with a twisting of your wirsts and tension in your forearms, you will notice that your body is still vertically upright, your radius and your ulnar are not stacked up and your tension, too strong 3 wrists can not move freely and conjunctly over the anatomical boxes. This is a too strong grip ! If you release and you relax from this position your club face will return too closed and you will hook the ball too much.
This will especially be the case if you release at the ball and not at the target. In a correctly alignment of the anatomy there will be a body tilt and no tension in the forearms. Early extension and casting both reflect a neutral grip and a release at the ball.
Take Dead Aim (Harvey Penick)
If you line up your anatomy ’behind’ your ’baseball’ blow with a specific distant target:
- your head will be in a specific position 20/20
- your body will tilt to stay behind the blow to apply its mass at impact
- the radius and ulna of both forearm will stack up in the plane of the swing
- the anatomical snuffboxes will be properly aligned and allow the wrist to hinge jointly and freely
- your trail hand will align to support the blow; the pressure point is at the base of your trail hand index.
- you collect
- after impact release your club just as a bat towards the distant target
- your forearms will be twisted over 180 degrees until their radius and the ulna reach a stacked position again at the top of the finish.
To facilitate the understanding: hold the club in front of you. Swing to hit an imaginary nail at chest height with the club face square. Hit the nail out of the park. There you go. Hit another nail at the side bottom of a door frame. Hit it out of the park as well. There is your golf swing.
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00:00 Savvy Throwing the Golf Club
00:31 Shawn Clement introduces the golf lesson w/ Sav & Mu
02:41 Hammering into the doorframe drill with Mu
08:16 Shawn Clement: How to throw the golf club with Savvy
13:54 Shawn Clement cutting grass with your golf club
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08:28 Allow the body to turn in the backswing
10:30 Drill: Savvy walking and cutting grass w/ golf club
13:35 Drill: Compress the Volleyball w/ Mu
14:48 Using proper weight shift with the weight of the arm-club unit
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00:00 Shawn introduces the lesson w/ Sav & Mu
01:38 Analogy: How to kick a soccer ball w/ Sav
03:29 How to play a Fade golf shot with a strong grip w/ Sav
05:34 GCQ Analysis of Savvy’s shot
06:41 How to do a full release of the golf club
07:49 How to play a Draw golf shot with a strong grip w/ Mu
08:37 GCQ Analysis of Mu’s shot
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00:00 Shawn introduces the lesson w/ Sav & Mu
01:05 Aspect of Distance I: Golf Grip – w/ Savvy
05:03 Clubhead & Ball speed analysis w/ Savvy on GCQ
06:33 Bryson DeChambeau Swing Analysis – Coming up in the backswing
09:02 Aspect of Distance II: Width – w/ Mu
12:17 Clubhead & Ball speed analysis w/ Mu on GCQ
13:40 More on Width
15:17 Aspect of Distance III: Pumping the legs/Ground Forces in the golf swing
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00:38 Task: Cutting grass with the grass whip
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