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Old 05-17-2019, 03:49 AM
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Default The Finish & Address Position & Pre-Shot Routine

Shawn Clement had an older Finish Position video similar to the one below. He said that the Finish Position is the Tuning Fork of Your Form. I thought that was a really profound statement and it really helped me fine tune my form.

The finish position is like watching the ripples from a stone hitting the water. Those ripples tell the story of what happened during the hit. In the throw how your body recoils into the finish from the hit tells the story. You can not fake or manipulate the finish position, it is a byproduct of momentum and all things happening during the throw which is why every top thrower looks very similar in the end and similar to many other sports. If your finish position looks like the top pros, then you got it made.

The only way to maintain balance into the finish position is to start in balance. I recommend starting every pre-throw routine by standing at the front end of the teepad completely on the front leg to address/aim and taking a big wide practice swing all the way thru to the finish and feeling where the weight of the disc will release to aim it and then walk backwards to the back of the tee and reverse/mirror back forward to your setup and throw. This will help reinforce where you need to end up in the finish position and greatly improve your consistency. You will see most top pros do this pre-shot routine, meanwhile most ams do the exact opposite and aim from the very back of the teepad or where they are starting the runup from and standing weight back on the rear leg, rear leg forward, or flat footed on both feet and square or wide open to the target and taking tiny little jabs with the disc at the target.
















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Awesome post!

It is amazing how this position translates to so many other sports. Here is some lacrosse.




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Old 05-17-2019, 11:00 AM
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Aiming from the front of the teepad definitely gives you the advantage of a more accurate perspective.

Although the 5-10 feet you cover in your full run-up may not seem significant, the perspective on your aiming point can change completely. If I aim from the back of the teepad, and then re-aim from the front, I'm always surprised at the amount I adjust the direction of my stride and aiming point.

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The only way to maintain balance into the finish position is to start in balance.
TLDR here ^^^^

I’ve been too lazy to record myself but have been composing a video of my own and this post is the whole subject and this line sums it all up.

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I decided to try this “finish position from the end of the teepad” with all my shots today: it worked extremely well. I was off on my setup many times, until I Walked it out.

Great inspiration.

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I've got a comp tomorrow.

I will be either cursing or loving you.

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I've got a comp tomorrow.

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Rhatton,

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Originally Posted by Dr. Bob Rotella
The foundation of consistency is a sound preshot routine
Have you ever read, Golf is Not a Game of Perfect, by Dr. Bob Rotella?

If not, a must read.

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Another benefit of the preshot routine is that it helps your mind and body to become in sync with the slope of the teepad, as well as account for any slopes changes or oddities (e.g., cracks) in the teepad that you otherwise wouldn't have expected as problematic. This has saved me a number of times:

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The preaddress phase of the routine is the time to deal with any problems that might be caused by an unusual or unfavorable lie. If the ball is on a downslope, an upslope, or the side of a hill, take a stance next to it, take a practice swing or two, and determine the adjustments in the flex of your knees or the tilt of your shoulders you will have to make to cope with the lie. Think them through at this stage because you don't want to have them occur to you as you prepare to hit the ball. - Golf is Not a Game of Perfect, pg 71

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