Load Up Spring in Your Back Swing For Longer Drives

Load Up Spring in Your Back Swing For Longer Drives

To get the most power in your back swing you need to wind your shoulders up as much as possible against your hips, which should be restricted in their turn, in this short article load up spring in your back swing for longer drives will hopefully shed some light on the subject.

The more torque you create between your shoulders and hips, the more power and distance you’ll get. 

Now your back swing should start with your big muscles, namely your shoulders, arms, hands etc. and your hips should not move for as long as possible. The more torque you create between your shoulders and hips, the more power and distance you'll get - Swing Speed Chart

Once your shoulders and arms get to a certain point your hips will have to move, but again this should happen as a result of your shoulder turn and not before.

Your shoulders should always turn more than your hips and for this to happen you must start your back swing first with your shoulders until they pull the hips to a start. This is nothing that you want to consciously do but something, which you can train to happen, and here’s how….

Grip halfway down the shaft of a club with the butt-end resting against your sternum, and move your arms and shoulders as far as you can without turning your hips. That is the point in your golf swing when your hips should start turning, not before.

Another good way to rehearse the correct turning sequence is to sit in a chair and swing your arms and turn your shoulders as far as you can. Eventually, there comes a point where your hips won’t let you turn any further – this will vary depending on your flexibility – and again that would be the point in your golf swing when the hips should begin to turn. 

Your shoulders must move faster than your hips as you start your back swing because they have further to turn. And for your shoulders and hips to be in sync you must do what has been described because otherwise if you let your hips turn too soon in your back swing you’ll be all out of sync in your back swing and the rest of your swing will be history. Load Up Spring in Your Back Swing For Longer Drives - Book Cover

For more great tips like this to help you hit the ball further along with a complete program designed specifically by a sports scientist to help you swing faster and hit the ball further go to CLICK HERE.  The Golf Swing Speed Challenge was designed by Alex Gairdner. Alex is a British sports scientist who designed this program to help himself to increase his swing speed. Alex has a lot of letters after his name (i.e. BSc(Hons) Physio, Acup. ACP, BSc(Hons) SpSc) I’m not sure what they all mean, but it appears he has a lot of credentials to design a sports fitness program. 

As always if you have any comments or feedback regarding this article Load Up Spring in Your Back swing For Longer Drives please do not hesitate to leave a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any responses received.

Happy golfing as always.


Michael Baker
Bogeys to Birdies

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