How to Add More Power to Your Golf Swing

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Tired of hitting the ball with your driver and have it go as far as your five iron? You do not have to settle with drives like that any longer.

Steps

  1. Your hips are the the key to new power. At the top of your back swing, make your first move a kind of a "bump" with your hips.
  2. Turn your hips towards the target fully as fast as possible while holding your shoulders back as long as possible.
  3. Swing golf club back-not too far (your hands should reach to about your shoulder)
  4. Bring your golf club down and focus on the ball
  5. Keep a light grip--tense muscles in your hands and arms kill swing speed.
  6. Maintain balance throughout swing keeping your weight on the balls of your feet--this will ensure the most solid strike to the ball.

Tips

  • Do stretching exercises (after warming up) to isolate your shoulders from your hips (i.e., sit on ground and cross your right leg over your left (bent up) and twist your upper body to the left). Switch sides.
  • Read articles about the "new X factor".
  • You may want to take a golf lesson before you try this (if this is all new to you then perhaps you take a lesson or two)
  • Swing through the ball not "at" it
  • BE SURE that on the backswing, all your weight is on your right side (for right handed golfers) and on the follow through all the weight is transferred to the left.)
  • On the downswing, lift your right heel and you should feel your hands "whip" through the golf ball.
    • Although many people still prefer to tee the ball low, as it worked for old drivers. the new drivers, with their lower center of gravity and bigger heads, need to have the ball teed high to get full length. This meaning an inch or so, so that you are sweeping it off the ground.

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