Girl Power in Golf; #1 Most Popular Golf Teacher on You Tube Shawn Clement

by David Jenyns on March 1, 2012

www.shawnclementgolf.com Shawn Clement, Director of the Richmond Hill Golf Learning Centre, and one of Canada’s Top PGA Class A Teachers, shows you how much difference a year makes when you have fun playing golf and take a few lessons;
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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naflack March 1, 2012 at 8:51 am

its? bubba watson’s swing on a girl 🙂

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MaleGolfer March 1, 2012 at 9:38 am

Wow, that’s amazing; the fact that she’s naturally right handed!? I just can’t imagine being able to swing from the left side like Phil, Savanah, and you. Are you right handed Shawn? My son-in-law swings equally well from both sides. He started playing from the left when he was playing baseball in high school because he thought a right handed golf swing would mess up his baseball swing. I know you’ve said that you just “go deeper into the rabbit hole” to accomplish this, but it’s still amazing.

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clemshaw March 1, 2012 at 10:27 am

@MaleGolfer Thank you very? much! She is right handed and plays golf to her backhand, like Phil, Sergio, and many on the tour. She is a soccer player though first but she could easily fall back on golf…:) She now has a skill for life in golf though!

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MaleGolfer March 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

What? a great swing! I can see your influence, Shawn, obviously, but it is her own swing. I noticed that, like you, she gets her hands pretty high in the back swing and the follow through. Is she naturally left handed? Hope you don’t mind me adding she is a very cute young lady; I see a lot of “star potential” down the road on the LPGA! Keep us up to date on her progress.

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dschultz6072 March 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

suuuuper strong grip. very nice natural athletic turn. nice work maestro! must? be the gene pool.

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senorchipotle March 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm

very sam snead-esque.?

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neonsunsets March 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Wow she has a really nice swing!!! I’m a young high school girl golfer myself, and wow that is amazing 95 to 78!!!? That’s inspirational. 🙂

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CosmicSPC March 1, 2012 at 2:12 pm

REALLY NICE ONE PLANE SWING ! !? !

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auroralans March 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm

One of your most inspiring videos! Two unrelated questions: (1) Is her great extension on the follow through because of “levitation” and “width” of the arms swinging? (2) I have a 6 year old and? 4 year old at home – what age do you recommend starting golf? Thanks again! p.s. have you ever thought of putting a compilation of “WIG” students together – i.e. “Slicefixer students” on Youtube?

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syllybaby March 1, 2012 at 3:28 pm

thumbs up if u kept watching cus? shes kinda pretty

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CosmicSPC March 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I wanna swing like this babe! ?

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Scar664 March 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Hey Shawn, great to see another left hander getting on well with your teachings. I have learnt more about the game of golf? from your videos and comments than any pro so thanks!! The young lady has lots of extension and great rhythm. Just wanted to ask two things 1) How much “opening the toes “is needed as wouldn’t too much cause an open impact? 2) I am keeping the right arm extended throughout the swing but long irons go just a little further than my 6 iron no matter what I do, any suggestions?

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mistermischief1234 March 1, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Power to? the Lefties!!! Literally 😀

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onkai March 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm

she? is pretty~

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clemshaw March 1, 2012 at 6:15 pm

@burton54ify Yes, I am trying to get her to open the feet about 15 degrees on both sides and not have them toe? inward; she is very flexible right now and does not realize the importance of this and I try to remind her for later…:) It helps open the hips for a better turn in the backswing and for clearing into a better finish; lateral and forward to back balance is enhanced as well; Thanks for the great comment! Shawn

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burton54ify March 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Hi Shawn. What a great swing! You are to be commended. Personally I’ve made? fantastic progress since watching your videos and for that I thank you, it’s certainly made the game more enjoyable for me.
Shawn, I’m curious, at around the 2:24 mark in the above video with Savanna, you instruct her to “Toe” the feet–(did I hear that right?) Would you care to explain the significance of that particular prompt? I’m not sure on the meaning of it.
Thanks again Shawn.

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dschultz6072 March 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm

beautiful rhythm. looks? effortless, like an ernie els or michelle wie swing. great work!

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holdup1time March 1, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Sighhhhhhhhh, you lefties, always making it look so easy, great swing and rhythm, yes i am jealous :)?

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clemshaw March 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm

@henrytfp Yes! He did pretty well I recall! 🙂 Shawn?

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henrytfp March 1, 2012 at 8:41 pm

looks like? Bobby Jones’ backswing

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clemshaw March 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm

@Weresmarterthen? I have the perfect video for this question!!
“Golf Pro lesson how to focus” part 1 and 2; Shawn

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Weresmarterthen March 1, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Hi Shawn. Great to see a classic (timeless) swing working!? In one of the captions it is stated that swaying is not a problem because, “…focus is on area where she wants to start the ball!”

Is the focus (to eliminate the sway) at the back of the golf ball or on the target, or both? Thanks.

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vkoster March 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Hi Shawn,
this is one of my favorite videos. To me, it demonstrates that you don’t have to bend your right arm (I’m playing right handed) into an 90% angle in order to hit it far. I can now feel the weight of my arms and club much better and that helps coordinating downswing and body turn. It feels much more like a swing now.
Seams like the right arm bending and straightening was only another complication of my swing.
Thanx for our videos and waiting for? the next one.
Best regards, Volker

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clemshaw March 1, 2012 at 11:18 pm

@bluejfk HMMM; I have found? that my students who are backhanders have different issues as the forehanders but hitting low is about the same from both sides; my personal experience as well; they definitely feel different but are technically very similar…Shawn

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clemshaw March 1, 2012 at 11:45 pm

@cockywatchman1976 So, let me ask you this: Would you say that this was exactly what Bobby Jones had issues with? Yet he? won all 4 majors in the same year with this exact swing; yet I would say that she has a better grip that does not come off the club at the top of the swing! Also, how do you suppose you would go about the changes? You will see them in the spring btw and I will explain how we went about it in an instinctive manner. Shawn

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