Jason Gore - Shoulder Turn

For Jason Gore, the backswing is centered on his shoulder turn.


I know we're working on the right arm today, and that's your focus. Up here, do you worry about much up here?

I always try to hit what we can refer to as P2. You know, I don't ever want this thing-- for me, right here, I don't ever want this thing to get inside, which, for me, is really trying to keep my arms on the side of my body, my pressure points. So I don't ever want this thing to get--

In there.

--inside or outside. If I can feel like if I can hit this point right here--

Kind of parallel to where you're going kind of thing. Like if you're going there, you like it the same kind of thing.

Yeah, where if you're standing directly behind me, I want this thing to kind of go right through my hands right here where the club's parallel to the ground. And then from right there, I just turn.

Just turn?

Just turn. I just feel like I'm just turning my shoulders.

OK. Yeah, I like it.

From where I've always--

So if you get to here, then all the work's done?

All I do is turn. All we basically do is just go--

Like that. And that puts you here.

Turn my back, yeah.

Do you think about the height of your hands or any of that stuff? That's over with. That was--

That's over with.

--junior golf. Or once you felt like that's where they need to be. Do you believe that they should go-- like we've all tried to change our planes and stuff--

I've done it, yeah.

--because-- to look at the camera. Isn't it just easier to tell people, you should put them where they should be-- where they want to be.

I mean, if you do that, then, you're obviously fudging something. I don't think you actually want your arms to go up.

You don't want that.

You don't want--

But if you do what you just said, and you turn, they're going to be where they should be.

Yeah, if I get here and all I do-- I can drop this club, and if I just turn my shoulders--

That's where they're at.

--that's where they're going. I can do that, and I can lift, and then it goes there.

That's not what we're going.

Or I can actually start the lawnmower, and my elbow goes back here. And then I can lower my hand plane, but that's not what I'm doing.

So it's wrist, wrist, wrist, bending the right wrist and cocking the left wrist, bending the right to there, and then it's just turn for you.

Yup. I mean, like I think if you take a baseball swing and just stand straight up and just do that--

Do that.

--and then you can go right into your--

Deal. Into your--

I just think we all try to make it too-- you know, you can go here. And you know, if you turn flatter or you go there, you can turn more there. Just think we're all--

Yeah, you've graduated out of that deal. A lot of guys on tour, they want to change their backswing position to look like so-and-so. We've all done it

Yeah, Drew and I did it. And you know, I just think this mass--

What are we calling that today? Are we going to name it?

This whole--

The show?


It. The chest. I don't know.

The cannon.

The cannon.

The cannon ball.

It just-- you know, we can call it 52. That's the measure of it. You know, it's just, that's what it does.

That's what it does.

I've tried to get it back here. The only way I can get it back there is if this elbow goes behind me.

Forget it.

It's toast. It loses power. It just-- you know, my arms kind of go there, just a little bit above my shoulder, and--

It's balance. There's a balance point there.

Yeah. It's where it wants to go. If I go here, if I get it set here-- I mean, I'll hit a lot of balls where I'll just start it right here, and I can go right there and hit it.