EFFORTLESS GOLF SWING – Follow these 3 steps

Hey everybody Danny Maude here thanks for
joining us this week I want to help you create easy effortless yards and
accuracy in three simple steps I had Jim come and see me a couple of days ago
actually from Holland it came for an hour and we managed to turn his slice
into a mini draw and add some distance but we did it in a very very easy way
here’s them at the start of the session you can see here is over the top lots of
stuff going on a lot of poor striking designs a big slice for this driver and
at the end of the session we’ve completely started to transform the
whole feel and look and in his own words who is achieving an effortless easy shot
which is going nice and straight but had power I want to share with you how we
did it because I know it could benefit you too before I do though if you’re new
to the channel and this is one of your first videos of mine please come and
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to seeing you next week – so how do you get started with this well with Jim it’s
very simple the first step in this entire process is simply getting the
body working in the right order Jim like a lot of people who slice the
golf ball isolated one movement he hit the golf ball with a simple shoulder
motion that was it if you hook the golf ball like a client did a couple of days
ago he was just an arm motion so these are isolated motions and not working
we’re not working as a team I want you to create a swing and that I call foot
to hand a foot to hand swing what is that well if you go to simply throw a
ball like this we don’t just swing our arm its foot and the foot to hand the
hand is slung by the momentum of the body energy goes from the foot all the
way up the body down the arm and finally it’s delivered to the hand so you need
to experience this first one thing understanding it’s a second experience
it’s I want me to experience this foot to hand movement so I did this with
Jim and all I did was got him to simply get some balls under arm and
simply practice throwing but in doing so I painted a little box and I said to him
I want to throw the ball through a mini box here to experience his entire body
motion so we did this it’s a stage 1 back through enough after a few golf balls
initially by the way he he’s still through like this and then he started to
let go a little bit more and he realized that his lower body’s hips were
naturally moving through he got that feeling that’s what I want you to do
throw a few balls first of all then I said now I know some of you out there
gonna be left handed playing golf right hand it just simply to reverse the
process do the same with your left hand but then I said right with one hand do
the same thing painting your box out there just a few yards in front and I want you
now just to simply swing and the whole purpose of this for now is getting the
body sequence in the right way look at the difference in your swing already
just with one hand so suddenly now we start to get this swing in through the
bodies and we’re not trying to play golf it’s this stage I will try to do is
literally almost imagine we’re throwing the ball through that box there nothing
more simple than that don’t care about strike don’t care about
anything else apart from just literally getting the sensation of that ball all
that swing just just thrown down there now you look at the difference he’s now
getting a sequence he’s now getting the body work it’s a complete transformation
we then added in the second hand this baron was still in stage one at the
moment second hand just literally swinging backwards and forwards in
between we do a few of these marshes again just to kind of keep reminding the
body what it’s supposed to be doing get herself set back two hands now just
literally throwing that ball forward now this was looking good but he was looking
still a little bit wooden what do I mean by that he’s armed here with a little
bit tense if you got to throw a golf ball or any ball you can’t throw with a
stiff arm off throw effectively the arms need to respond and be responding to
their body if I go to SPRO ball watch this my body moves on my arm is simply
just slung yeah it’s soft it’s relaxed it’s waiting to be launched by the body
if I go and our tension to this arm there is literally no throwing no sling
now this is the hardest stage for Jim and it will be the hardest stage for you
if you struggle with now the reason being it feels out of control
all we don’t like to feel that control you’ve got to let this swing you want
clubhead speed you want accuracy you’ve got a let go to get control you need to
give it up imagine this imagine riding a bike try and ride a bike slowly and
ride it in a straight line it’s really difficult you have to have let go you
have to have a certain pace in that riding to keep it on the straight and
narrow and that’s the same in golf you want to keep the ball in the straight
and narrow you have to have a certain pace a certain letting go that not
just the speed but also offer accuracy so we’ve got them doing this drill let’s
and hang getting the sensation of swinging the arms like this and then
coming through look I said look use your body just throw their arms towards the
target and notice just like frame before now you just hit with two arms just
start to let go have no concern over where the balls going at this stage so
if we go again backwards and forwards I’m literally just now just slinging the
arms through I don’t care where the ball finishes backwards and forwards let’s go
again backwards and forwards back here swing the arms through to the target
that’s all we’re doing nice and easy any and in his own words it felt so
effortless but scary and initially by the way he would literally he’d start to
hit a few off line and immediately hits a few off line doing this and in comes
the control again why because you just like Jim you’re human and it’s instinctive to
control that shot you’ve got the learning to let go is
something that we have to we have to learn it it’s a practice one thing that
does help by the way we need to entire processes first of all do the exercises
to get the feel of it but then we work on the third and final stage is you get
to build a routine with this often the quicker you hit to the golf ball in
terms of walking to it and go more the instinctive the more relaxed you’ll be
the longer you spend over the golf ball the more tension creeps into those arms
so in the third and final stage I want you to build a system that has
two factors in it first actor I want you to always picture a shot where you’re
going you must like we Jim Jim in three suppose had still had a little bit of
slice so sit right and now work to picture a draw what’s the draw look like
a ball that sets off to the right so I got him now swinging and imagining this
Draw I didn’t talk about how he was going to achieve it he didn’t need to he suddenly
started to swing beautifully in this direction visualizing the draw then I
got him to go to the golf ball don’t waste time get himself set and
away we go and get that ball just beautifully drawing that was the third
and final stage so when you’ve done this you’ve got to build it into a system
it’s not easy initially because it feels like oh my god the balls going that
balls going right I’ve got to get that control back let go so in summary what
do we do what was really transformative we created a foot to hand swing or you
could even call it a foot to head swing this head is slung because of what
you’re doing here as I’m throwing I’m not isolating an arm movement I’m not
isolating a shoulder motion it’s started from the ground just like you were doing
is throwing feel that motion work to one hand get that sensation work to two
hands get that sensation now when you’re doing this you move to step two this is
all the sequencing move to step two you’ve got to learn to let go don’t
concern it like a child how do you let go do some exercise with your practice
slinging them do some exercises then just don’t care where the ball go just
let it go and then third and finally put it into a routine that allows you to let
go on a golf course always pick a target in mind you’re visualizing where the
balls going you’re getting yourself set I’m picturing a ball now it’s setting
off slight to the right here and I’m gonna picture my window and all I’m
gonna do here is get to the golf ball or get myself set and I’m going to imagine
myself just simply swinging and throwing the club through that window and it is
as simple as that this will help you develop a core swing
you’ve done this yes there’s gonna be slight tweaks that you need to make but
golfers work on the tweets way too much what we want to have is this simple
effortless easy golf swing as stage number one and then we can start making all
the complicated tweaks that make it and fine-tune it and make it excellent I
really hope you enjoy this video it can really help please share it with as many
people as possible particularly some of the beginner golfers I want to start
people off on the right foot it really really helps and of course look give it
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next week have a great golfing week


  • Cheers Danny super lesson as always. Weather been rubbish lately so to be honest haven't had the enthusiasm last few weeks. Keen to get out and give this a try tomorrow. Ive experienced the letting go and it does feel great when you middle one but like you say as soon as i hit it wrong its back to tight grip and control again. Needed reminder to loosen things up again. Hve been plying uite well this will get me to the next level. Thanks as alwys.

  • Great lesson as always. Thankyou Iโ€™ll focus on relaxing more

  • Great video as always keep going back through all of them picking up on small different points which help the overall development thanks you. Have a great weekend chris

  • Brilliant again Danny ! Best easy to understand tutor on youtube and for all age brackets.

  • Great ๐Ÿ‘ as usual ! I wonder when we could collaborate ? ๐Ÿ˜‰ https://youtu.be/O_Ycvuq2gTY Cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚

  • Thank you for this lesson and all the training videos over this year Danny, They have made a huge positive difference to my game – and of course when one's playing better, it adds so much more enjoyment to a round! I do appreciate the time you take to produce the lessons for us, as I am sure do all your subscribers.

  • Thanks for a great explanation Danny , I will be sure to try this at the range soon

  • Marvelous Danny as usual thumbs way up

  • Great video again from the man with the best swing on YouTube. Just fantastic.

  • Robin Matthews-Williams

    Looks familiar!

  • I am sure this is an excellent lesson. I have the exact problem like Jim. I don't know what to do with my right side. The moment I make use of my right half of the body, the result is always over the top. I will take this steps to the practice range right away. Thank you, Danny. You're making my golf more interesting by making me see the mistakes in a better light. By the time I could master half of your lessons, I am sure I will play scratch. You are, without doubt, the Sensei of golf.

  • Youโ€™re the best!!!!

  • Excellent Danny! 3 things I picked up on: you never talk about Keeping Your Head Still, Keeping Left Arm Dead Straight, Keeping Left Heel On The Ground. Great stuff! All old school swing killers for older folks!

  • All set! Perfect instruction. My point is alwaysโ€œdont turn back to the old swing… โ€ž

  • Great video Danny. Look forward to your lessons simply told and easy to take to the range to practice. Cheers ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Zen golf.. rip off, great that Marcus is influencing other teachers though. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  • This is very useful, thank you Danny boi

  • Danny anothe great video. I have been working hard on my swing with my coach, helped by your video. You are right its the relaxing of the arms and letting go which is the hardest. But boy when you get it the distance and accuracy is amaazing. Your tips will help with the consistency so huge thanks

  • Great video, Danny. I think your way of teaching is spot on. I would like to know your thoughts on getting the swing started. Do you forward press? If I don't do that, what key would you suggest?

  • Let it go let it go ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ˜

  • Thank you Danny. This is excellent!

  • Great stuff as always Danny, thank you! How's your wife's swing progressing?

  • So much great advice, but so simple. Thanks again Danny.

  • Hey Danny Maude!!! Merry Christmas! Santa is bringing me a new knee for the new decade! I thought it might be a great idea if you could come up with some lessons or training for people like me who after rehab would love to get back to the game, I have no idea what this is going to be like, But maybe a few moves to get us grooving again!โ˜ƒ๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ„

  • This is definitely a problem I have in the golf swing, especially the lead arm when using the driver. I am going to work hard on softening up the arms after watching this video.

  • Thanks Danny, you have saved me boat loads of $$ on lessons – more money to spend on tea and Tottenham jerseys!! Thank you from across the pond!

  • A round was going badly, the other day, and the last few holes I just wanted to be finished. Instead of overthinking, Just had at it smoothly and effortlessly and had 3 pars in a row. It was like a total transformation! Your point was proven! Brilliant, Danny!

  • Danny, I really enjoy your simple instructions, especially the ones for us senior golfers. I am currently recovering from rotator cuff surgery and anxious to get back to easy swings in January and your instructions should help me immensely. Keep them coming!

  • Great video there Mr. Maude! I think it's so important to help golfers get the proper FEEL of the swing, vs. just telling them what to do. Once they get the correct "feel", the light seems to go off! I love the swinging of the arms drill, something Manuel de la Torre always taught. Excellent tips in this video!

  • Another good video!

  • Great video Danny you showed that one arm swing drill early this year and it works great never hit my irons better you are amazing thanks .keep it up keep it growing.

  • Good lesson Danny if people want more of this, suggest they look up Flowmotion golf or Brian Sparks.

  • Luke, use the Force. Let go. ๐Ÿคฃ

  • Always enjoy your input.

  • Reading Harvey Penickโ€™s book. This is how he taught the swing as well. Iโ€™m adding the tips about swinging my arms that you shared in the video to my OrangeWhipGolf trainer routine during these rainy windy off season days. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป

  • If I can remember to this drill even mentally the improvement in my strike is amazing same distance with half the effort, I normally find myself muscling then ball down the fairway lol

  • Solid gold advice, that term TO SWiNG is everything in golf and this has really helped me to feel that sensation,brill,could you do a video on the relationship between the left arm and body,I would like to see your knowledge on that part of the swing,๐Ÿ––๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿค”

  • Excellent tips.

  • So easy but so hard to do! I hate so much when a practice swing, I can brush the ground all day with no thing or fat, just perfect brush every time. The real hit: everything to the ball with a fat shot with no target whatsoever, feet are all twisted.

    This really helps. Thanks!

  • danny,
    best lesson by the best golf instructor !

  • Good morning! I've been a subscriber for several months and this is one of your best…in my opinion! I was consistently playing in the 90's and low 100's. My game is now in the 80's and low 90's. I've played golf my whole life and a natural slicer…but that is changing. I still haven't found a draw but I am hitting them straight! I'm 70 years old and still waiting to break 80! I think I will do that next year. Thanks for all you do! John

  • Really, really good stuff!

  • I believe in you Danny

  • Simple but good as usual. Thanks again Danny.

  • Love the vlog Danny pal as per โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

  • Danny – With our temperatures in the teens (-9 celsius) and no end in sight, I need indoor drills to develop muscle memory and this lesson felt good from almost the first throwing motion. I also appreciate your emphasis on NOT worrying about "results" until a guy has a fluid, athletic swing fully in place . . . which is harder to do than one would expect but, makes perfect sense. Thanks Danny!

  • Thank you Danny, always suffered from a slice but recently eased it a little by trying something similar to this. Glad to see you endorsing and elaborating on it. Also find it better to imagine the club head as a ball or bottle so that I am not trying too hard to keep the head square through the shot. Great to look forward to Danny, thank you.

  • I love the way you explain the golf swing. I always get something good out of your videos.

  • This would just cause me to flip at the ball

  • Another great video as usual

  • I love you Danny

  • This is the most fundamental lesson any golfer can learn, and you have presented it so well. To go from chopping wood to a fluid throwing motion. It really helps the golf swing, and kudos to you for emphasizing it! Another drill is to get an old club, and let go of it in the swing, sort of release it down the fairway. Thanks for your great lessons! They really help the average guy.

  • This is an amazing coincidence Danny, I played my first few holes in a while yesterday, very badly, I kept blocking my shots. I was in such a rush to hit the ball my hips were way ahead of my hands, at impact. So today I played 11 holes with this swing thought. Take a full shoulder turn, swing easy, finish on front foot facing target. My timing seemed way better, hit 9 greens, -1. For me at least timing seems critical. Oh and I did watch 3 of your videos from last year , last night. Iโ€™ve said it before, when things go wrong, turn to Danny Maude.

  • Great video . But brings back memories . When I was a Kid I broke my left arm and Right Leg . Right Leg was in a straight leg cast . But what i would do for exercise I would go to a par 3 course and play one handed . It was difficult to get into a athletic position . But would play like I was hitting through the window as you mention and turn my body towards the target . Overall I played terribly as you could image . but learned many things during that time and later I semi decent enough to play for my HS team .

  • Great tuition, keep up the great work.

  • Danny took these drills to the driving range. Immediate results. I had lost some control and distance from earlier this year. Crazy to think I just needed to let go and let it happen. Got my distance back ( about a club) and hitting it straight to a slight draw vs a push fade. Youโ€™re the best

  • So enjoyed the simplicity of this approach…….I picture Seve with his soft shoulders. Thanks Danny ๐Ÿ‘

  • Great vlog as as always Danny! Had a question that I hope you can help with. I have a bad left knee from my days in the Air Force and it forces me to have an open left foot, more than normal. It has to be flared out to support weight transfer because I cannot out all my weight on the knee. The problem become limited rotation in the back swing, limiting distance. Any thoughts??

  • I can't stand it anymore. I'm right handed but swing left. I'm going to bring right handed clubs tomorrow. Will keep you posted.

  • I felt this for the first time today at the driving range and yes it felt unnatural but every time I tried to take control I either shanked or hooked the ball. When I did let go the ball flight was dead straight. Thanks for the tips and reverse engineering method of instruction.

  • Hey Danny, I'm not one to usually leave comments, but with how many of your videos I've seen and how much you've helped me with my game, I wanted to say thanks and that I really enjoy your lessons. I did have a quick question for you as well… I was just wondering, do you have any suggestions for better breathing techniques during your swing? I feel like that is one of the main issues I have been dealing with lately. Thanks!

  • This is good for anyone, whether you're a beginner or a golfaholic!

  • Hi Danny.
    The notion of hitting down is true when one plays with blades but beginner irons have thick soles n if they hit down, its gonna hurt. Wouldnt it be easier to slap or sweep the ball? Your thoughts?

  • Hi Danny. Great exercises to 'let go' of your swing.

    That being said I find that simply starting the transitional downswing with the trail elbow leading the trail hands and then letting go of everything else; our body will respond naturally and we can then swing as fast or as slow as we wish to with tremendous accuracy.

    I swear the activation of our magic trail elbow inwardly at the top of our transitional downswing with no controlled shallowing of the club; and then allowing our trail forearm to unfold naturally is the secret to a great golf swing. I was just at the driving range doing this and I never connected better to my ball. Cheers https://youtu.be/pJpoPF60yzI

  • Thanks Danny it makes sense.

  • More good advice and drills to practice. Thanks Danny.

  • fantastic tip for myself,Im 48, been playing for years 18-20 handicapper. only drive ball 180 -200 yards in summer with roll out. 5,6,7,8 iron all go same as 9 iron 100 yards roll out. I tried this for an hour or so with 8 iron – in the Air for 80 -90 yards 9-12 yards at Apex Thank you

  • I feel bad, I got you nothing for Christmas and you have given me so much. Is you wife a scratch golfer already?. Thanks a million, you should be on tv. Merry Christmas and a very happy new year. My practice plan is ready to go. Go ๐ŸฆŠ foxes.

  • Thanks for the tips Danny hope you and family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  • Alan Thistlethwaite

    Glad to see your back in this freezing country

  • It seems like this is the core of consistency in a golf motion. Simply amazing instruction for beginners!

  • Arr you serious? What ร  fkn ripoff… someone has watched that zengolfguy.. pathetic

  • Another great video Danny I actually tried the little box drill this afternoon with birdie balls (practice balls) and it really did help my direction Iโ€™ll let you know if it helps me on the course the weather is a little iffy this week in Texas but when I get to play Iโ€™ll give you an update thanks for the great tips you give

  • Robin Matthew Williams talks about the same stuff in his videos with Marcus Bell and Zen Golf. Check them out if you haven't. I think it's great that you think outside the box and basically tell people to let the body do what feels natural instead of getting wrapped up in all the strict swing positions other people teach. You have quickly become one of my favorite channels for advice on my golf game. It's too bad its winter and snowing here in Boston, MA USA or id be out there hitting them tomorrow! I look forward to the next video!

  • I will say this about Dannyโ€™s teaching and i hope that i am just one of the many but i was shooting in upper 80โ€™s pretty consistently and the only thing that kept me from the 90โ€™s is my putting. But after watching Dannyโ€™s videos and revamping my swing i am now shooting in mid 70โ€™s. Sounds drastic but its the truth. My handicap has dropped as a result too. His teachings are so easy to understand and apply and not over-laden with useless drills that my game is so fun right now and i am playing with so much confidence and ability to work the ball now. Golf is no longer a frustrating thing for me. I hope all you who watch his videos get the same results. This game is too fun to be so frustrating and we all deserve to hit the ball like pros. And that another thing…i dont have to swing out of my shoes and have gained an average of 25 yards with irons. Good luck my friends and hitโ€™em well.
    Taylormade M4 irons with KBS 90gm shafts
    Titelist 917 D3 driver with Fujikawa 75 Gm shaft and 917 D3 Fwoods with stock shafts.
    Bridgestone Tour B RXS ball

    Thank you so much Danny.

  • Brilliant video as always Danny!!!

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