This is the second of four simple drills that will enable you to quickly learn the most powerful movement in golf – the move that, more than anything else, differentiates the golf swing of the average amateur from that of the touring professional.
This is the move that will take your game to the next level.
Once again, apologies to the lefties out there, but for simplicity this article will describe movements for the right-handed golfer.
This drill builds upon the movement you’ve been practising in Golf Swing Drill 401a. Transition: Origin of Movement and Weight Shift, which focussed on on how to use the correct muscles to pull your weight over towards the target and build hip stability.
This drill takes that movement further, we’re still focussing on the movement of the lower body, but we’re starting to integrate it into the full golf swing by introducing the turn of the hips. It also adds a move that will be new to most golfers, a squat into the left hip. This squat move is an important source of stability and power, giving you much more consistency and distance.
In this drill, perhaps for the very first time, you will learn what a “ground up” golf swing really feels like, you’ll see how incredibly stable the lower body becomes, and how it is able to support a powerful golf swing while helping to ensure consistency.
You are also learning some of the keys to precisely and consistently timing a great golf swing, which will enable you to generate much more club head speed with “effortless power”, and dramatically improve your ball striking.
It is crucial that you take the time to become proficient with Golf Swing Drill 401a before working on this drill – if you’re not using the correct muscles, the correct origin of movement, then you will be practising entirely the wrong thing here…
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Next, we’ll introduce the movement of the upper body, transitioning from backswing to downswing, and learning how to increase separation by moving in two directions at once. This is much easier than you might think, as you’ll learn in Drill 401c – Transition: Moving in Two Directions at Once – the Airplane Drill.