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THE FOUR SOURCES OF POWER

Golf is a target game, first and foremost.  We have all seen or played with golfers, men, women and seniors, that are not long hitters, yet many of them can shoot very low scores because of their accuracy and short game.  Yet adding controlled distance to your game is another big advantage.  The only way to achieve your own optimum power is to use all four sources of power in the context of your natural athletic motion.  It’s like using any machine the way it was designed to be used for the job it was intended to perform.

 

Think about developing these four sources of power in your swing as we build the full swing golf shot.

  1. Weight Shift – The energy of our body weight is transferred to the ball.  Our legs do this in golf much as they do when we walk.

  2. Coil – Like releasing a metal spring that has been wound up, the hips turning in front of the shoulders provide torque within the torso.

  3. Arms – Not because of their muscular strength but because they are fully extended.  Extended arms mean a bigger swing arc and increased clubhead speed.

  4. Wrists – Again, not due to physical strength, but because they have hinged and unhinged.  This leverage adds more clubhead speed through the ball.

This is a target game, first and foremost.  We have all seen or played with golfers, men, women and seniors, that are not long hitters, yet many of them can shoot very low scores because of their accuracy and short game.  Yet adding controlled distance to your game is another big advantage.  The only way to achieve your own optimum power is to use all four sources of power in the context of your natural athletic motion.  It’s like using any machine the way it was designed to be used for the job it was intended to perform.

 

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