How to Maintain a Proper Balance of Power in Your Golf Swing
One of the important lessons that you need to learn in your golf swing is how you generate power the right way. There are plenty of ways to generate power in the swing, but some of them are going to be ineffective because they will cost you balance or other important elements that can harm the quality of your ball striking. Only when you are able to make solid contact while building power are you using a swing that will hold up for you in the long run.
Maintaining the balance of power in your swing and using the right technique to generate that power is key to making progress with your game –
- The lower body is the engine. If you are trying to find more power in your swing, look to your lower body for the answer. Whether it is using a good stance to support your backswing, or using your legs to drive toward the target during the downswing, the lower body is where your power potential is hidden. Find ways to integrate your lower body more into your swing and you will start to find more yards as well.
- Hands work through impact. You want to keep your hands ‘quiet’ throughout most of the golf swing, but they can go ahead and take an active role through impact to get the club face squared and maximize your club head speed. The best way to allow your hands to work through impact is to keep your grip relaxed and make sure you aren’t squeezing the club too tightly. With a comfortable grip on the club and good technique throughout the rest of your swing, you should be able to improve on the distance you achieve in your swing.
- Stay relaxed. When you notice that you are having a problem with one part of your body trying to take over the swing, it is likely that you are working too hard during the swing. Your body should be as relaxed as possible throughout the swing, and there should be no specific areas of tension. When you go out to the practice range to work on your swing, focus on keeping your body relaxed and letting the mechanics of your swing build speed and generate power. As your technique continues to improve, you might be surprised to learn just how little effort is required to hit powerful shots.