Take Away of the Vertical Golf Swing, Body Friendly Golf Swing

In the vertical golf swing, the proper sequence occurs by rotating early the upper body against a restricted lower body, which should bring the golf club to your toe line. This video illustrates this process and some of the common mistakes that golfers make.

Dave Seeman, PGA is a golf professional who teaches in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. He also teaches schools throughout the US and Canada. He can be reached at @daveseemangolf@gmail.com or 302-373-4783

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  1. How do you start the back swing with the vertical golf swing?

    http://youtu.be/4z-LtI7M7YA
    In the vertical golf swing, the proper sequence occurs by rotating early the upper body against a restricted lower body, which should bring the golf club to your toe line. This video illustrates this process and some of the common mistakes that golfers make.

    Dave Seeman, PGA is a golf professional who teaches in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. He also teaches schools throughout the US and Canada. He can be reached at +Dave Seeman or 302-373-4783

  2. Dave i have always enjoyed your thoughts…..i do have a question…..can you please explain how and where the left arm is connected…..for someone BARREL CHESTED THANKYOU

  3. Stumbled on to this yesterday, and as I am just getting serious about learning to play golf, I have experimented with different swing planes, none of which seemed to provide a consistent off the tee drive, not once in the many rounds I have played have I hit it as consistently straight and with good distance, as I did today.

    Thank you for the tip that did the trick:  slight turn of the upper body on the takeaway. 

    Can't wait to try it again. I may now be able to dispense with all the other golf swings that I have struggled with.  

  4. going verticle with the club is foriegn to me…I've been trying to have an on plane swing…i turn my hips a little at the begining of the swing..then start bringing my arms back with my shoulders (hips and shoulders move with the arms at the begining….but…you are saying to bring my club verticle…now I'm confused!

  5. I was experimenting with going vertical today for the first time. As explained here, you must turn first then up. I didn't quite get hang of it as I was starting the vertical move first. This two step move is so much easier than lifting to start the takeaway. I suffer from a flat rotary takeaway which causes all kinds of problems from the top through impact. Thanks for this explanation.

  6. long ago I was doing this with great results . then I lost it. I think my body became to lazy to coil properly.and I did not realise it . This vedeo is great for me . Thanks dave .

  7. The vertical position at the top of the swing along with stack & tilt provides loads of power and freedom coming into the release. Nothing worse than getting stuck on the way down. Great video. Thanks Dave.

  8. I think your videos are great, however, be careful here. The challenge with taking the club to the toe line and then lifting is this creates a very, very steep swing. In addition, you talk about forearm rotation in several other videos (which I agree with because this is a critical piece of the golf swing that most don't teach). If you embed any forearm rotation at all in this drill, you WILL hit the wall every time. You can only avoid the wall if your elbows are pointing straight down. Is this drill intended to be done separate of forearm rotation to build a more vertical arm swing and you incorporate the forearm rotation later? These two things run somewhat counter to each other as pronating the left forearm in the backswing creates a more horizontal swing plane.

  9. YOUR METHOD IS SO MUCH EASIER ON MY BODY. I WAS ALWAYS TRYING TO TRANSFER MY WEIGHT, TURN MY HIPS AND SO MANY OTHER THINGS. THIS METHOD IS SO SIMPLE AND IT WORKS GREAT. THANKS

  10. THIS SWING IS SO MUCH EASIER ON MY BACK. WHEN DONE CORRECTLY IT WORKS GREAT. I AM STILL WORKING ON IT, I FIND IT VERY IMPORTANT TO TURN THE SHOULDERS AND ARMS AT THE SAME TIME. THANKS FOR YOUR VIDEO

  11. Joe,
    Thank you for your response. There are two items that will eliminate the "steepness" in the swing that you refer to. One, the more vertical you can get the shaft in the backswing, the more it will flatten out on the downswing. This will take the average player out of the over the top move and correct the outside-in swing path that creates the slice. Also, by tilting the upper body & head behind the ball slightly at address, the club when it is returned to the ball on the downswing will be much flatter and be a more sweeping decent into the ball.

    The forearm rotation statement is not far off. There is forearm rotation on the backswing but it happens gradually. The most aggressive rotation occurs through impact! Great question.

    Dave

  12. "If we can coil the body, it wants to uncoil".
    Exactly. You have to wind the spring, and it will release perfectly if you wind up right.

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