OK, There are some changes coming to our website soon; we are going to streamline the system way more than it is now and make it easier to navigate; just a hea'd up! I have made a preliminary talk with a writer and we think Father's day is the right time for my book's release; we are develloping quite the extensive list of teachers around the world right now which is very cool and the word is spreading slowly but surely and here is an exchange with one of our students from Hawaii named Hiro of how well we have evolved in the last 10 years:
Hello Mr. Clement,
This is Hiro writing to you from Hawaii.
I appreciate all of your Youtube content, the analogies make a lot of sense and really allow me to visualize/conceptualize your principles.

The one issue I have is initiating the takeaway. With the perpetual motion drill, it's a moot point because you're body is already in motion but from a static setup position it's more difficult for me. I know you cover this in some of your videos but what actually is the first move in the takeaway/backswing sequence?

In your earlier videos, I notice that you nudge your right knee inward while lifting your right heel and use the act of stepping back down onto your right heel to kickstart your takeaway. It seems like you don't do this as dramatically in your newer videos.

I like your visual of your arms as wet towels hanging from your shoulder sockets. Along those lines, does it make sense to fling or "toss" the arms/shoulders/club back by using the motion of the R hip rotating/clearing? (and having the upper body come along for the ride?) This seems to work better for me rather than initiating by rotating my shoulders and letting my R hip "get out of the way".

Thanks in advance for your input. By the way, the way you encourage and teach your daughter is great! I have 1 y/o and 5 y/o daughters and strive to teach them life skills in the same manner.

Keep up the great work!

Hiro
Thank you Hiro!

They are all good; in the beginning, I was teaching more of a heave into the backswing because of the static nature everyone is in at address in golf; as teachers, we see it in just about everyone;

But as I get better at communicating, we get deeper into "what is the focus before we even begin" or "what is the task we are asking the body to do"? Then the body responds to the task at hand. My task is to use the weight of the arms and club to cut through the stem of my "heavy dandelion" in the direction I want the ball to start.

By using the heft of the arms and club, we are taping into what we do best and we are getting ready to move instead of getting ready to be still with the ball and having to think about how to become "un still" or "how to start the swing"

Make sense?

Shawn

Shawn Clement, Class A Canadian PGA Member
Director, Richmond Hill Golf Learning Centre
Chairman, Wisdom in Golf
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