Many people harbour confused ideas about generating extra club head speed and end up forcing the issue, spraying tee shots so ferociously artillery gunners would wince.
In this blog I’ll focus on two areas – width and turn. When completed in harmony extra power will come more fluently and with more control.
To remove myself from a charge of over complication master these moves separately, take it one step at a time. All the instructions are for right handed golfers, flip reverse if you're a lefty.
Firstly anchor yourself to earth with a nice wide stance, just outside your shoulders. This will give more stability through the swing.
As you take the club away think “low and wide”. When the club reaches the halfway point of the backswing your left arm should be extended ready for the wrists to hinge upwards.
Note how the shoulders have already begun to turn.
After completing your backswing you’re set to uncoil into the ball.
The absolute key to a successful and powerful through swing are the hips.
From the top of the backswing begin to turn your hips towards the target. Your hips should begin to rotate around to the left.
If you are successful the upper body will fall into line. Lead with the hips.
If you can swing in this sequence power will come more easily and add extra yards to your drives.
Good luck and happy hitting.
Peter Finch coaches at Trafford Golf Centre in Manchester.
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