Why You Need This: In this video, you get a great golf lesson for effortless power.
We all want a nice, fluid swing...
But how can you possibly get the distance you want if you're not swinging out of your shoes?
Find out in this video...
You'll learn how to smooth out your swing and boost your clubhead speed at the same time.
Your weight shift is really a huge key to achieving a smooth swing.
It'll help improve your timing, tempo, and rhythm.
Think of your weight shift as 2 pivots.
One pivot is your right hip socket and the other is your left hip socket.
In the backswing, pivot around your right hip socket and allow your hips to rotate back.
Load up on your right leg and shift your weight to the left, rotating around your left hip socket.
In the video, you'll learn a nice drill to improve your weight shift.
In the backswing, many players hinge their wrists and take the club back fast.
This results in a more compact swing and makes it more difficult to get speed in the downswing.
Here's what you need to do instead...
Take the club back with a huge arc and let your hands go high.
Bubba Watson does a really good job of getting his hands and club high in the backswing.
You don't need to be as extreme as Bubba, but you'll likely find it easier to swing with more speed if your club is higher at the top of the swing.
Make sure you practice the drill that I show you in the video.
So, put these 2 keys together...
- Weight Shift
- Long Arms
... And you'll be well on your way to producing effortless power!
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 4:58
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Hey guys, welcome back. We all want effortless power, we want that easy fluid swing, and to still be able to bomb the ball.
But I’m going to talk about two mistakes that can really cause some havoc in your swing, make you feel really quick.
If you’re feeling tight, if you feel your hands are really grabbing the club, you’re really feel like you’re having to accelerate really fast and you’re not getting the swing speed that you want, I’m going to talk about how to smooth out the swing and get more speed at the same time.
Let’s go ahead and get started.
All right, so let’s start with timing, tempo, and rhythm. This is something I see a lot of people struggle with, and it really comes down to your weight shift.
If we have the proper weight shift, then we’re going to be smoothing the swing, and we’re still going to create some speed.
I like to think of it, your weight shift, as being two pivots. So you have your right hip socket, imagine your upper leg comes in to your hip socket here at your pelvis. That’s your right socket, or your right pivot.
Then as we come into the through swing, we’re going to use the left hip socket as your left pivot. So on the way back, I want to imagine that I’m pivoting around my right hip.
So I’m getting this rotation, my hips are turning at least 45° just like we talk about in the Power Turn in the Top Speed Golf System.
As my shoulders rotate, they’re getting into at least 90°. As I’m going back, I want to feel some pressure into my right leg. I want to feel this right hip loading up in the backswing.
Then as I come through, I’m going to have a shift to the left, and then my left hip is going to load up and I’m going to rotate around my left hip all the way through to the finish.
So go ahead and do this drill for me, if you’re sitting in your living room right now, go ahead and grab a club, put it across your shoulders, very high across your shoulders.
Then from here, what I want you to do is focus on this right hip, and I want you to turn this club – let’s actually put the grip-end of the club pointing over my left shoulder.
I want you to turn this club down until it’s at least 90°. If you can go a little bit more, that would be even better, depends on your flexibility.
Again, you’ve got to make sure those hips rotate to be able to do that. If my hips don’t rotate, and I try to get a big shoulder turn, that’s as far as I can go.
As I let my hips rotate, I’m going to go a little farther. So I’m in my right hip socket, I’m actually even starting to go to my left hip socket at this point.
Now I’m going to get a little transfer to the left, and then I’m going to come all the way through to a good, full finish.
You’ll notice my chest is pointing over what would be the left rough at that point. Go ahead and do this about 5 or 10 times for me.
Right hip, get that club pointing all the way back here. Left hip, as you come all the way on through, I want to be nice and high with my chest, I want my belt buckle to be facing the target.
I want my nose and my chin to be nice and high, and I want my chest to face onto the left side.
If you’re not being able to turn through, what you’re probably doing there is you’re staying down this way, you’re never really coming up out of it.
As I come on through, I’m going to go ahead and get everything nice and tall and high, and then I can make a good, full finish.
Do about 10 or 15 just with the club across your shoulders. Now go ahead and take the club, set it on the ground, let’s do the same thing.
Focus on the right hip, shift to the left, left hip. Do about 10 or 15 more swings.
Right hip, left hip, and again, I’m finishing nice and high with my chest, everything’s good and tall and long, so I can get this nice free-flowing, big arc to my swing. That’s going to get you a lot of speed.
That’s the first piece. Now on top of this, we want to make sure that we have a big arc with our arms and hands.
There’s two ways I can create speed. Number one, I can have my hands go back a short distance. So imagine my hands are only coming back to here, and I’m traveling back down to contact.
I’m going to have to accelerate them really, really fast.
If I come back to here, I’ve really got to turn on the power quickly. I have to put a lot of force in a short period of time to get this club to accelerate.
If I let my arms come back a little bit longer, now I’ve created some more space and I can put in, if I put in the same amount of force over a longer period of time, I’m going to get more speed.
So we don’t actually have to swing any harder, we can actually swing a little bit slower as we’re coming back and through, that’s going to help you to get more speed and acceleration.
So put that together with what we worked on with the right hip and the left hip. Now let’s go to the top, and I want to feel like my arms are nice and long, and I’m getting them very high. As high as you can while being comfortable.
Now a big key to this, where I see a lot of people go wrong, if I were to turn this way, they have the arms coming more across their body. As arms come across my body, you’ll see that I can’t get them very far back.
As I let my arms go a little bit more vertical, or more up this way – think of Bubba Watson, long hitter, big huge hand path – those arms go more up, now I can get that bigger arc going back.
Let’s put those two together now, right hip, left hip, and I’m going to let my arms come up and then come on through. Again, nice and tall, nice and high, do about 10 or 15 more practice swings for me.
Concentrating on those pieces.
You even want your arms to come nice and long and high as they’re coming on through. If you saw my Ben Hogan video, we know those long arms are a big key to speed.
So let’s put those together. Go out to the driving range, get those long arms. Focus on your two pivot points for your golf swing, you’re going to smooth out your swing, and you’re going to have a lot more speed while you’re doing it.
Best of luck to you guys, see you all soon.