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Now having said all that, having evaluated what the big muscles are doing, having shown you what big muscle you use in the swing and when, how do you know when to use them or what muscles to use when you are actually out on the golf course, because there are different examples. So if you start on a tee shot, you're trying to hit that booming drive, everything we’ve been through in this video series so far will absolutely ensure 100% down to the ground. However, let’s say we get out of the course, we hit that great first drive but it goes a little bit left, a little bit right and it finds deep rough.

Are we are going to be using exactly the same muscles to move it to the deep rough as we are to move it from the tee? Now the answer is kind of yes but at the same time we are going to utilize different muscles as well. Where I spoke about at the past, as you are coming down into, the ball by the hands in the arms delivering that final punch of power into the shot, if you are in deep heavy rough, the hands and the arms strength then you are going to need twicely move it up and out of that line. So there are different examples and when you get out of the course about different muscles groups used in different ways. Out of bad lies you are going to need more arm strength and off a good tee lie the lower half will really help and improve you. But then we can switch around again, let’s say we are on a sloping lie with the ball very much below our feet, that’s where we are going to need so much lower half strength to keep us stable, to keep us steady to make sure we are not over balancing on that slope.

Let’s switch around to another totally, totally different scenario and saying you want to play a very high soft floaty flop shot over a bunker, in that circumstance you want all your muscles to be nice and relaxed: it’s more of a feel shaft. So actually knowing how to control your muscles, knowing how to utilize them at different points on the course will give you an advantage over another people. But it’s just assessing the situation correctly and then altering technique to suit.