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Hello, my name is Conan Elliott and I'm Director of Instruction here at Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas, Washington. Today we're going to talk about how to keep your knees flexed in a golf swing. It's a very, very good question, and it's one of the biggest problems that most people have in their golf swing. So when I set up, part of being able to keep them flexed is when I get my rear end out, I bend at the hips, is that my body is forward enough that I have weight on the balls of my feet, just right behind my toes, kind of across my laces. If I get my weight back on my heels, my tendency's real high to straighten my leg on the backswing. And that's what most people do. They start out pretty flexed, if you get too flexed, naturally your bringing un-flexes so that you could make a backswing. Most people will have a tendency to straighten that as they go back. We don't want that to occur, we want that to hold right there. So we'll get the weight across the laces of my feet, kind of on the balls. When I turn, I gotta feel like I'm almost sitting just slightly. It's not actually increasing it, but when I feel like I sit just slightly I keep my, my thighs are very tight right there and I'm really into a mode that I can spring and explode out of. When I go here I've changed my height, now I've got to try and find it back, most people go the other way. So the key is where's my weight across the balls of my feet, and where's my weight that my weight's on my right side. Now, just hold that position and turn. Another thing that causes it a lot is that when people turn their hips too much to start with, they tend to straighten their leg. so I don't want to turn my hips, I want to turn my shoulders and hold my knee. It is something that you gotta do in a mirror, look at a lot and it takes a lot of practice. But it's a very, very important element of ball striking. This is Conan Elliott, and that's how to keep your knees flexed in a golf swing.