There are four magic moves in a fundamentally sound Golf Swing. They are magic because when done correctly and sequentially, the whole swing comes together as if acted upon by some mysterious external force.
The ball explodes off the clubhead, and you feel like you didn’t really do much. It’s effortless. And it is almost anti-climatic in that you are normally used to expending huge amounts of energy to hit a really bad shot. Right?
The truth is, most golfers have never really felt that effortless feeling when swinging the golf club. And if you have, you probably have no idea what you did to deserve that once in a lifetime feeling.
Now, what is that magic first move in your downswing.
Let’s find out!
First I want to make sure you understand that I am making a huge assumption here. And that is that you are already in a great position in your backswing. If you are not, you may as well turn off your computer now.
It will do no good to get the first part wrong and then be in constant correction and partial confusion the rest of the way down to the golf ball.
It’s easy enough to do, the backswing I mean. So that is the first part.
Oh yes and this. Once again let me remind you all that there are no good players with bad grips. By now you know what a good grip is, so now would be a good time to take a ” good grip”
Drum Roll! The First Magic Move In Your Downswing is not a turning of the hips.
Sorry for wrecking a long held theory. Turning the hips is a formula for a reverse weight shift. Do not do this.
The first magic move on your downswing consist of three elements.
Here they are:
1. First move is a bump of your hips laterally toward the target while keeping your head in it’s same relative setup position. It is very important to understand why these two things are so vital.
The bump laterally of the hips shifts the weight to the forward leg, this eliminates the reverse weight shift and the “no weight shift” keeping your head in its original position is probably not possible, but the idea is to not move your head toward the target. That means that you keep your head behind the ball. This is crucial to the mechanics of the body.
As you bump your hips laterally and keep your head behind the ball, this move will rock your shoulders so that you are now in a position where your right shoulder is lower than your left and you are in a power position to hit from the inside of the target line.
From here you cannot hit from over the top. Nice right?
Now for you skeptics. You will note that I have not said a word about turning you hips. You may have have read that you need to do that. Turn your hips.
Bury the thought.
Here is the test that proves that you will turn your hips whether you want to or not. And so you need not concern yourself with it.
Get in a set up position. You don’t need a club. Turn into your right side as if on your backswing.
Now bump your hips laterally, bump them as far a you can ( slowly) keeping your head in it’s relative position. Keep bumping.
As you continue to bump your hips you will soon see that you physically cannot bump any further and guess what happens.
Your hips turn. There you have it! And now you have made me say it. Turn your hips. But you don’t have to do anything it is automatic.
2. The Second move is a drop of the right elbow to the right side while maintaining the angle that exists between your clubshaft and your right arm. As well as the angle between your right wrist and your right forearm.
That sounds like a lot to remember.
Here is some good news. You don’t have to remember it. You just have to know about it.
When you bump your hips laterally, and you were in a good backswing position, your arms will
automatically drop into the correct position at you right hip. The one thing that you can do to make sure of this is, another drum roll, nothing.
That’s right , do nothing.
And I do mean nothing. Your hands and arms should just go along for the ride. Do not try to have them do anything. Turn them to stone, or wood , or metal or whatever you want. But do not make them do anything.
This is a great example of getting out of your own way. Let your arms follow your shoulders as you bump your hips laterally and they will go to the correct place. Pretty cool stuff right?
3. Now just hit the ball. You will be in a perfect position to attack the golf ball from the inside with power and accuracy.
Now let’s test this a bit. Take a club, get into your backswing position. Slowly bump your hips laterally and allow your hands and arms to go where they want.
Did they drop down almost to your right hip? They should have. Do this a number of times until you get the feeling of the bump and drop. It is not going to be easy. But if you do this you will hit the ball as if by magic.
Who else does this. Well for one, Tiger Woods. You can see proof of that if you watch his swing and take note of his position as he bumps his hips laterally.
His arms drop and most notable, he gets into a squat position This is seen by looking at his knees. You will see both are bent, and are leaning toward the target. And they are well seperated. Sort of a bow legged look.
His head is still where it was at set up, but occasionally you will see him squat so much that his head drops down or he gets shorter. This is a small problem that we don’t have to worry about.
It’s because Tiger Woods develops tremendous torque in his golf swing. Something we probably could not achieve.
But what we can do is achieve the exact positions as Tiger Woods just by doing the simple things that are correct in our golf swings.
Is it magic? Sure it is. It’s as magical as you want to make it. You will hit the ball as if by magic. That’s close enough isn’t it?
So try this. Believe me it works. It’s another advanced lesson, but so what. You will have to know how to do it some day if you continue to play golf.
Why not know it now?
Caution. Do no listen to your buddies at the range. They have listened to someone else, who has listened to someone else, who has listened to someone else, and on and on and on.
This first move down is absolutely correct and every good player does it. So should you.
A great golf swing is a thing of grace and beauty. You can learn the magic moves that are so hard to find here. Study them and practice them. You will be amazed at the results and you will see that it’s not as hard as it seems. Much of the golf swing is automatic after you know the secret and magical moves.
About The Author:
John Lynch is owner of Golf Swing Secrets Revealed and has reviewed hundreds of golf swing aid products. To learn about a controversial golf swing system that lengthens your drives and will shave 7 strokes off your next round, tap here===> simple golf Swing