Building Power in a Simple Golf Swing
There seems to be only one thing that all golfers can agree on - they all want to have more power in their golf swings. Hitting the golf ball farther with the driver is the holy grail of golf and you need to have very simple golf swing mechanics to be able to hit it both long and straight.
Increasing your club head speed isn't that difficult once you understand how the arms work in the golf swing and the importance of lag.
But there is one area of power that I haven't talked a lot of our golf instruction website about because most golfers tend to over do it - but not all. And for those of you that lack power in your golf swings, this upcoming video will change you from the wimp to the warrior in your foursome overnight!
How Much Does Your Body Contribute to Club Head Speed
According to most research available today, the body only provides about 15% of the overall club head speed in the golf swing. However, what is left out of this research is the fact that the initial sequencing of the downswing is led by the body, and when it's off, you will lose FAR MORE than 15% of your club head speed.
The 15% number should really only be considered to applicable to golf swings that are sequenced correctly. If you have terrible sequencing with the body as so many amateur golfers do, you're likely only swinging your driver around 85- 90 mph, whereas the average tour pro is now around 113 mph.
Assuming you're swinging at least 90 mph, you're actually losing 26% of your clubhead speed because of poor body movement in your golf swing.
So, why such a huge loss of speed? The answer is really simple.
When you don't move your body correctly to start the downswing in golf, you have start moving the club with your arms, wrists and shoulders. This inefficient movement causes you to lose lag, where 60+% of your club head speed comes from.
By the time you get the golf club back to the ball, you have completely lost your lag angle and "scoop" the ball at impact. All of these things happen as a result of simply not using the body correctly in the golf swing.
How the Right Leg Provides Speed in the Golf Swing
The good thing for you is that in an upcoming video, I'm going to show you exactly HOW to load up your body so that you simply can't move incorrectly. Your body will be so loaded up by the time you reach the end of your takeaway that you'll have no choice but to start back down to impact with the lower body leading the way.
You've seen how tour players increase their separation of their upper and lower bodies during the downswing and how this increase in the stretch in the obliques and other core muscles leads to increased body speed. But, what you haven't seen is a golf instruction on how to do it - until now!
If you want to see this video when it comes, sign up here and you'll receive an email when the video is released and learn how to pick up as much as 20+ mph of club head speed, shorten your backswing at the top to build a simpler golf swing, and for the first time have proper golf swing mechanics from the ground up!
In the mean time, check out this golf instruction video on the transition that will give you a head start!