How to Correctly Use Your Hips in the Golf swing
In today’s free golf lesson, you’re going to learn how this 2 handicap golf student to the RotarySwing Academy in Colorado fixed his hip movement, or lack thereof, to create a more powerful turn in his golf backswing and downswing.
Many golfers develop a “static” lower body in their golf swings to feel more stable, but that stability comes at a cost of power. As you’ll see in Jeff’s golf swing, it also cost him a proper swing plane and path.
You see, Jeff learned how to shallow out the club by “looping” his arms in the downswing rather than correctly using his weight ship and hip rotation to shallow out the swing plane.
This looping motion of taking the club slightly to the outside during the backswing and then manipulating the club to drop to the inside with just the arms is something that many instructors teach.
In fact, it was the main move Hank Haney used on his infamous TV show the Haney Project. If you recall, Haney would grab his students’ clubs and exaggerate a movement outside and then create this dramatic loop to shallow out the club on the way down.
Of course, this proved to be completely futile and is a guaranteed way to ensure you not only struggle with your swing no matter how many balls you hit, but you’ll lose a ton of power as well as you’re taking your entire body out of the golf swing.
Instead of teaching Jeff a series of manipulations, the RotarySwing approach is to do something FAR simpler – teach him how to move his hips correctly and watch the magic unfold.
You see, instructors who teach you how to manipulate the club will tell you they don’t care about how the body moves, just where the club goes.
And I’ll tell you that it’s the body that moves the club, not the other way around.
So which is right?
Well, I’ll leave that to you to decide but as they say, the proof is in the pudding…