A CONSISTENT, POWERFUL GOLF
SWING IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3....
If you research the best ball strikers in the world, you will find that they all have 3 things in common; consistent tempo, smooth transition, proper impact
This is something that all golfers can develop, golfers overlook these two important aspects and experiment with swing methods and positions.
PGA Tour players do NOT have perfect swings. We have added in a few key swing positions that all great players have. You do not have to create the positions perfectly, you just have to error on the "side you can play from". If you error on the correct side, you will play much more consistent golf.
Drill Objective: Increase swing speed and consistency by creating speed at the point of contact with the ball
Always warm up before performing golf activities
Activate the golf muscles properly.
"Warm up to hit balls. Do NOT hit balls to warm up."
This is a common term used by golf fitness professionals. You need to get your body loose through dynamic stretching, not static stretching
Dynamic - stretches that have continuous movement
Static - hold stretch for a certain length of time in one position
- 5 swings, swinging forward
- 5 swings, swinging backwards
- 5 swings, on knees forward
- Hit (3) full swing Drivers (if doing this at golf course)
This equals 1 set, each set is 15 total swings if performing indoor, 20 swings outdoor (Indoor drill, just complete steps 1-3)
- Grip the alignment stick like you would a golf club
- Set up like you would to a golf shot, keeping the alignment stick approximately 1 foot above the ground at address
- Turn in posture properly on the backswing
- Swing as hard as you can on the follow through while staying in balance
- Repeat this for 5 swings
- Turn to the opposite hand (If right handed, swing left handed)
- Follow the same process as the previous 5 swings
- Hit 3 full swing drivers with that feel from the alignment stick swings
- Repeat this for 5 sets
How you set up to the ball dictates your swing positions and impact. Do it correctly every time!
IRON SHOT IMPACT remember, proper impact is when your club heads the back of the ball, then down through the ground (with iron shots). I like to error with thin shots (the club hitting back of the ball a little high) opposed to “chunking” it (catching any dirt or grass before the ball). The smallest amount of dirt/grass between the club face and the ball will lead to inaccurate spin and distance control.
VISUALIZE these impact positions for irons, it will help you execute the proper impact at the course!
Pro Impact vs. Amateur Impact
DOWN THE LINE IMPACT IMAGES
REMEMBER SET UP influences your impact position but it is not the same setting up at it is coming down at impact. The key swing positions we discussed create the proper impact naturally!
DRIVER IMPACT, ATTACK ANGLE remember the golf swing positions are the same for all clubs. The impact position (attack angle) is the difference between iron shots and driver.
Driver hit up because its on a tee
Iron hit down ball first, then ground
DRIVER vs. IRON IMPACT
PROPER IMPACT HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIMEHogan, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger, Adam Scott