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Hello, my name is Conan Elliot and I'm Director of Instruction here at Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas, Washington. Today we're going to talk about how to make a one-piece golf swing. The materials you need here is literally a golf club and a golf ball. Well, that's a little misleading in the fact that the whole golf swing couldn't be a one-piece swing, as there's several moving parts in a golf swing. But, really, there is a one-piece takeaway, and that is what's really, really important. Is that we get that, that one-piece solid takeaway motion. Most people that have problems with a one-piece takeaway is that they're moving their wrist and club head first . Then their arms are following, then maybe their shoulders will turn a little bit. Usually people that start the club first, then swing their arms, don't turn very much in their swing. The key to a one-piece takeaway, or a one-piece swing, would be that the Y or the V of our shoulders and arms and the club being in front of me start together. So, I start with my shoulders turning in a one-piece motion. Instead of my wrist moving the club first, then my arms going. So, I want a one-piece with my Y or the triangle, the Y at the club in my arms, in one piece as I turn away. So, that club goes on a natural arc, as it comes away from it. If I try to take that club too long on a straight line or in too quick, I'll use my hands and I'll lose my one-piece takeaway. There's a natural arc to the golf swing. So as I turn, I'm just going to turn one piece there. Now my hand is set, that I turn that right back through the golf ball. This is Conan Elliot and that's how to create a one-piece golf swing or takeaway.