Learning how to rotate properly and use your core in the backswing and downswing is the most critical key in developing a powerful and consistent golf swing. All the movement in the golf swing starts from the core and works its way out to the periphery - ie the arms, hands and club. However, most golfers focus on moving the arms and club first, and when this happens, the rest of your golf swing will not only be out of sequence, but lacking power. You simply can't sequence the golf swing correctly without loading the muscles of the body properly first.
This golf swing drill is quite simply one of the most critical things you will ever learn that will help make you a single digit to scratch golfer. If you don't master this part of the golf swing, the rest of the swing will be a confusing quagmire of parts that you'll never properly understand and will never be able to execute correctly.
Okay, so, if you've made it through the weight shift section you're starting to have good lag. Your wrists are being able to stay soft. Your shoulders are staying soft. You're having momentum going back and going through. You're having secondary tilt, which is helping create a proper swing plane and path, so that alone should have taken care of your over the top move, so now we're going to start focusing on core rotation in this next section.
Step two of the RST Step System is all about creating the engine for your golf swing. The momentum is coming from your weight shift. The power and the motor of the golf swing is your core rotation. You have a lot of muscles in the center of your body and all movement should emanate from the center of your body, from your trunk and your core. So, as you start to learn how to move your body, you're going to see that my arms are getting momentum, look how far my arms have moved, they've moved three feet, four feet, but I didn't move my arms. My arms got moved by my core rotation. That is the engine of the swing and everything happening in the periphery is moving in response and as a consequence of what you're doing here.
So this next section of the RST Step System is critical that you start completely changing the way you think about the golf swing. You're not going to think about picking your arms up and hacking down on it and start chopping wood or be all tense and tight in your shoulders. Your shoulders can stay relaxed. They're your friends. Give them a break because you've been abusing them for a while. I want you to start think about moving from your core. I'm moving my shoulders by rotating from my trunk and I'm starting to create a lot of load by stretching a lot of muscle fibers in the center of my body and as I'm doing that, that's moving my arms, which is then going to move the club. I'm not moving the club, I'm moving my core, which is moving the club. So this next section is going to help you start to understand where the power and efficiency of the rotary swings through our system really comes into play.
-Dr. Jeffrey Broker, Assoc. Prof. in Biomechanics at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Former Senior Biomechanist for U.S. Olympics Committee
-Hub Orr - Happy PREMIUM MEMBER of RotarySwing.com
-Sam Jarman, PGA Golf Instructor in the UK