The First Step Is Proper Golf Swing Mechanics (Video)
The First Step Is Proper Golf Swing Mechanics (Video)

Now, if you want to have a golf swing as one continuous motion where the down swing is – sorry, the back swing is still going up and the down swing starts, we need to make sure we are doing that within a good solid framework and we need to look at the key components of what will make that swing happen.

The first thing is really good quality balance. As most things within a golf swing are, we can’t be super consistent and have the ability to hit ball after ball the same direction, the same position, if we are not balanced. Being off balance is one of the biggest killers for most things in the golf swing and this particularly also. So, we start nice and 50-50 with the body weight. We turn to the top. Body weight moves slightly into the right side, but not that much. And then as we start the down swing, we push off from the right side and turn through finish on the left leg. But at no point do we off balance during that whole motion. And if at any point you feel off balance during your swing, you’ve got to go back and address the area where you became off balance, because we want this continuous motion golf swing to be well balanced the whole time. Next area of consideration is what drives the back swing. And the back swing is going to be driven from the shoulders. So, particularly the front shoulder, the left shoulder, from self as a right-hand golfer setting up here, I’m going to create a nice big shoulder turn and that’s going to set everything up towards the top of my back swing. So, as I turn back, hold that position at the top, that’s my shoulders mainly involved in making that back swing happen. And then from there, the down swing is going to be driven from the hips. So, it’s well balanced. Shoulders start, hips finish and at the finish of the swing my hips are facing all the way around through to target. And it’s almost the case that I’m still thinking about turning my shoulders back as my hips start to turn through, so shoulders back, hips through helps me to create a fluid swing. If I thought about turning my shoulders, then how to stop, and then thought about turning my hips, it might look a bit staccato, a bit stop-starty, not quite so fluid. So, for your golf swing to be super fluid, we want to have the shoulders turning back and the hips turning down without that stop or that pause in the middle and the whole way through the swing, we want to be super balanced.
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Now, if you want to have a golf swing as one continuous motion where the down swing is – sorry, the back swing is still going up and the down swing starts, we need to make sure we are doing that within a good solid framework and we need to look at the key components of what will make that swing happen.

The first thing is really good quality balance. As most things within a golf swing are, we can’t be super consistent and have the ability to hit ball after ball the same direction, the same position, if we are not balanced. Being off balance is one of the biggest killers for most things in the golf swing and this particularly also. So, we start nice and 50-50 with the body weight. We turn to the top. Body weight moves slightly into the right side, but not that much. And then as we start the down swing, we push off from the right side and turn through finish on the left leg. But at no point do we off balance during that whole motion. And if at any point you feel off balance during your swing, you’ve got to go back and address the area where you became off balance, because we want this continuous motion golf swing to be well balanced the whole time. Next area of consideration is what drives the back swing. And the back swing is going to be driven from the shoulders. So, particularly the front shoulder, the left shoulder, from self as a right-hand golfer setting up here, I’m going to create a nice big shoulder turn and that’s going to set everything up towards the top of my back swing. So, as I turn back, hold that position at the top, that’s my shoulders mainly involved in making that back swing happen. And then from there, the down swing is going to be driven from the hips. So, it’s well balanced. Shoulders start, hips finish and at the finish of the swing my hips are facing all the way around through to target. And it’s almost the case that I’m still thinking about turning my shoulders back as my hips start to turn through, so shoulders back, hips through helps me to create a fluid swing. If I thought about turning my shoulders, then how to stop, and then thought about turning my hips, it might look a bit staccato, a bit stop-starty, not quite so fluid. So, for your golf swing to be super fluid, we want to have the shoulders turning back and the hips turning down without that stop or that pause in the middle and the whole way through the swing, we want to be super balanced.