Have you ever found yourself wondering how golf pros on T.V. look like they are swinging so smoothly and so effortlessly, yet they still hit the ball a country mile?
Have you found yourself looking for a way to make your swing work just as efficiently as theirs? Do you find that you are just working way too hard on your golf swing and just not getting the results that you think you deserve?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you want to pay close attention now!
I am going to show you why you have such a hard time getting effortless power in your swing and more importantly, I am going to show you how to correct it. I am also going to show you a great way to make your backswing buttery smooth and loaded with power just like the pros you watch every weekend.
Good tempo in the golf swing is hard to come by for a lot of us and often times we struggle trying to slow things down in the backswing. But, why?
The major difference between your golf swing and the ones you see on T.V., is purely driven by how you prioritize the moving parts of your body in the backswing. Most golfers that struggle with tempo, tend to get their arms and shoulders working very hard at the first move off the golf ball.
Moving the hands and arms very quickly to get the golf club started into the takeaway and backswing, feels very powerful to us. It feels like we can swing the golf club at 150mph with no problem at all.
Well, this is the problem...if you are getting the club moving as quickly as you possibly can into the backswing, you are eventually going to have to change the direction of the club to get it back down to the ball right?
By starting your golf swing this way, you are signaling to your brain that you want the hands and arms to be the primary power source. You are also not allowing your body to rotate and load up the big muscles that are critical for power and speed in the swing.
If you are wanting to swing the club at 100mph, you need to have 32lbs. of muscle available for you to do so. If you’re like me, you do not have that amount of muscle available to you in the arms and shoulders. However, you do have more muscle available to you in your core and your trunk.
In order to activate these big muscles in the golf swing, you must learn how to shift your weight and rotate properly. Check a video called “How to build your swing from the ground up”, for perfect explanation.
Now that we understand how important engaging big muscles in the golf swing can be, it’s time to slow the hands and arms down and focus primarily on loading up your trail side and rotating your body properly in the backswing.
Every move that the golf club makes in the swing is going to be driven by how we move our body. No matter how much we yell at the club and tell it to move into a perfect backswing position, or tell it to hit that stupid white ball on the ground, it will not do the work for you. Trust me, I have tried to make it happen.
If you want to work on building more power, all while getting better tempo in your swing, then try shifting your weight to load up your trail leg and then rotate the golf club into the takeaway and backswing at the same exact speed as your sternum. Keep your arms relaxed and allow your body to move the arms and hands and you are not starting to build up that power and you will develop great tempo as the kicker.
After you have learned how to load up your swing and build better tempo, it is time to put it all together. Watch this video called “Load the right glute - Shorten swing - Start transition”. You will be amazed how many swing faults you can overcome. Good luck on your game!
Have you ever asked yourself the question why does a tour player always look like they're swinging the club so smoothly, yet they're able to generate a ton of club head speed and hit the ball for miles? Have you been working on things in your golf swing to kind of smooth things out and really never been able to get a lot of that effortless power that you see on TV? Well in today's video I'm going to show you how to get your golf swing started off on the right foot by loading your body up the correct way. I'm going to give you guys a really simple drill that's going to help you get better tempo and a more powerful, loaded back swing.
Okay guys. So, the objective of today's video is to start to give you a good way to develop better tempo in your golf swing which, in turn, you can start to use for more effortless power, and you can stop working so hard and get a lot more club head speed. I know I started the video off by saying, "Why is it that golf pros always look so smooth and they're able to generate speed to where they hit the ball over 300 yards?" Well, the difference between them and what you do is that they prioritize their back swings around load and rotation, which in turn gets the golf swing started off on the right foot. We start to develop more width, which in turn we can use for lag on the down swing. We call up our big muscles, get those things loaded up that we can use for power.
Now, one fact I want you to understand - in order to swing a golf club at 100 miles an hour, you have got to have 32 pounds of muscle available to you. 32 pounds, that's quite a bit, right? I don't have 32 pounds of muscle available to me in my shoulders and my arms. Where do I have 32 pounds of muscle available? Well, I've got it in my biggest surface area muscles - my lats, my glutes, my core. I want to get those muscles engaged first because that's going to help us start to develop that power. It's going to help us with our down swing sequence and it's going to be less arms driven to where we feel like we have to work so hard. So that's the difference.
One of the things that I want you to understand is that if you've noticed that your golf swing goes really fast and you haven't turned your body at all, your arms and shoulders feel really loaded up, your hands are really close to your shoulders, then we need to shift your focus over to the more important parts of the golf swing, and that's going to be load and rotation.
To help you further understand what I'm talking about here, I want you to hold your arms out in front of you here, okay? Put your hands touching each other, your palms touching each other. We're going to use my sternum as kind of a center point here. What I want you to do is I just want you to keep your sternum really quiet and just push your arm across your center, and keep pushing. What you're going to notice is that your right arm starts to break very quickly. What does that translate to in the golf swing? Well, if you start to break your right arm really early, you're going to notice that your swing arc is very narrow, you're going to notice that your body hasn't turned a whole lot.
Now, number one, you haven't really established a lot of width, which if you watch golf on TV, you'd see that 99.99% of these guys all have an extreme amount of width in their takeaway. But it's also signaling to the body that the hands, the arms, the shoulders are becoming the primary power source. It's getting your shoulders really loaded up and in turn they're gonna start to fire. Which, when they fire very early, you're gonna start to throw the club away.
So now, to focus yourself on how important core body rotation and load are, put your hands back out in front of you here, I want you to try this out. Now what we're gonna do is we're gonna get our sternum to rotate at the same rate as our thumbs. So you see how my thumbs are up in the air here? I'm just gonna do this several times over. And what you're gonna notice if I go down into golf posture here and I just rotate my chest at the same rate, or my sternum at the same rate as my hands, both my arms stay very straight and very relaxed. This is, in turn, allowing the golf club to move and it's establishing more width. You'll also start to feel your core engage. You won't feel tightness in the shoulders and the arms, you'll feel nice and relaxed up there. But if you do several reps of this you'll notice that "oh man, I feel these muscles starting to engage again, I didn't even know I had these." But, I can start to feel my body really using those, and that's really critical for you in effortless power.
You can actually try this drill, when you start to put a club back in your hand, you want to try and keep your sternum rotating at the same rate as your club head. So the goal is that this club is gonna be moving, the club head is gonna be moving at the same rate as my sternum throughout the entire backswing. This is gonna help promote more rotation in your golf swing, it's gonna help ... As long as you're shifting your weight, you're gonna have more width. Which, in turn, now if you've got a lot of width at the top of your swing, you can translate that into more lag in your downswing.
So try it out. Get the golf club ... Start without a club first, but the goal is to get this club head rotating at the same rate as your sternum all the way through the backswing. And now you'll have a much more loaded backswing, just like the guys you see on TV.
Okay guys, so now that you've seen this really cool drill on how to develop better tempo in your golf swing and you've seen the importance of how to build load and rotation just like the guys you see on TV, there's gonna be a video over here in the recommended videos tab to the right hand side of video player. It's called "Load The Right Glute, Shorten Your Swing, Start Transition". This is a great video that's gonna show you how to kind of tie all this stuff together. It's gonna get you more lag than you've ever seen before, and it's gonna get your golf swing really driven by your lower body and your downswing.
Try this video out, okay? Work these two drills together. You're gonna see that you have way more speed in your golf swing, and you're gonna have a much more smoother tempo.