Turn Your Hips To Create An Unstoppable Force In Your Golf Swing (Video)
Turn Your Hips To Create An Unstoppable Force In Your Golf Swing (Video)

If a golfer continually struggles with the over rotation of the forearms and everything they try and do means that the club is always still coming down closed and they're not able to get the club to aim straight, it continually aims left. One thing I often consider asking the golfer to do is just make sure that the lower half of their body just goes faster, because effectively, hitting the golf ball down here with a square club face is a little bit like a race, and we want the body and the hands and the arms to all finish at the same time at the finishing line, which is impact. But if the body is slow and the hands are fast, body slow hands fast we are going to get the club face crossing the finishing line first in a closed position.

So we would often say to the golfer, "okay, well slow your hands down" but the problem with that is actually just takes power out of the swing. So what about rather than saying "slow your hands down" we say "speed your body up" so if we get to the top, and then we drive the body quicker, the club face then finishes the race as the rest of the body and we get a squarer club face. So, effectively, we are trying to create an unstoppable force of driving the head super-fast, which means the hands simply can't beat the hips, the hands can't win the race. They can't close down too soon. So from a good address position here, get to the top of the back swing in a nice position, and just unleash hell with the hips. The hips are going to drive and open as fast as possible, the left hip particularly, opens up to the left side. The belt buckle turns around to target, the club drags in and the face is square, because if my hips were slow, my hands win the race and I hook the golf ball. So if you feel like you are hooking the golf ball and you can’t stop the over rotation of your forearms, try speeding your hips. So particularly if you don’t feel like you are actively thinking about your hips and your hips feel passive to the top, spin the hips as fast as you can that it has to hold the club head back a little bit longer, and if you do it too fast, you are actually starting to feel the ball blocking out to the right hand side, so if I hit one there, I am probably going to see this ball go down the right side. So I'm going to work my hips incredibly quickly, so, I spin my hips really quickly, in fact that a horrible golf shot, I hit that one really, really fat, that’s because it's not my normal technique to swing my hips that quickly. You will forgive me and let me have another go won't you? So I'm setting up again, this time I'm going to spin out quickly, I am going to stay a little taller this time as well. Here we go, it’s a decent strike. The ball cuts out down that right hand side, because that’s me spinning my lower half as fast as I possibly can and in that end, I can't let my hands and arms over rotate and hook the ball too quickly. Clearly that isn’t my normal swing. I don’t normally hit the ball out flat; I certainly don’t normally cut the ball out to the right. But with that spinning action, I definitely wouldn’t be releasing my hands too fast and dragging the ball down the left hand side.
2016-05-02

If a golfer continually struggles with the over rotation of the forearms and everything they try and do means that the club is always still coming down closed and they're not able to get the club to aim straight, it continually aims left. One thing I often consider asking the golfer to do is just make sure that the lower half of their body just goes faster, because effectively, hitting the golf ball down here with a square club face is a little bit like a race, and we want the body and the hands and the arms to all finish at the same time at the finishing line, which is impact. But if the body is slow and the hands are fast, body slow hands fast we are going to get the club face crossing the finishing line first in a closed position.

So we would often say to the golfer, "okay, well slow your hands down" but the problem with that is actually just takes power out of the swing. So what about rather than saying "slow your hands down" we say "speed your body up" so if we get to the top, and then we drive the body quicker, the club face then finishes the race as the rest of the body and we get a squarer club face. So, effectively, we are trying to create an unstoppable force of driving the head super-fast, which means the hands simply can't beat the hips, the hands can't win the race. They can't close down too soon. So from a good address position here, get to the top of the back swing in a nice position, and just unleash hell with the hips. The hips are going to drive and open as fast as possible, the left hip particularly, opens up to the left side. The belt buckle turns around to target, the club drags in and the face is square, because if my hips were slow, my hands win the race and I hook the golf ball. So if you feel like you are hooking the golf ball and you can’t stop the over rotation of your forearms, try speeding your hips. So particularly if you don’t feel like you are actively thinking about your hips and your hips feel passive to the top, spin the hips as fast as you can that it has to hold the club head back a little bit longer, and if you do it too fast, you are actually starting to feel the ball blocking out to the right hand side, so if I hit one there, I am probably going to see this ball go down the right side. So I'm going to work my hips incredibly quickly, so, I spin my hips really quickly, in fact that a horrible golf shot, I hit that one really, really fat, that’s because it's not my normal technique to swing my hips that quickly. You will forgive me and let me have another go won't you? So I'm setting up again, this time I'm going to spin out quickly, I am going to stay a little taller this time as well. Here we go, it’s a decent strike. The ball cuts out down that right hand side, because that’s me spinning my lower half as fast as I possibly can and in that end, I can't let my hands and arms over rotate and hook the ball too quickly. Clearly that isn’t my normal swing. I don’t normally hit the ball out flat; I certainly don’t normally cut the ball out to the right. But with that spinning action, I definitely wouldn’t be releasing my hands too fast and dragging the ball down the left hand side.