Increasing Power on the Golf Swing

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Increasing Power on the Golf Swing
Category: Distance
Sub-Category: Arms, Hands

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Increasing Power on the Golf Swing

I’m not mad. This is a power tip and you just didn’t know it. You can learn something from what I am doing but don’t do this drill inside as you might break a few things. As I throw this club from side to side and whip it out on the range, imagine what I am using. I have some hand action, but my arm is not staying behind me as I throw, my arm is moving from my right side of my body over to the left side of my body, just like if I were going to throw a golf ball or anything else. As I throw my arm around my body to the left you can see my body turning as I do the same thing. There’s another throw. Notice my arm got thrown over here to the left and my whole body turned around. Now the same thing applies when you are swinging at a golf ball. You have your arms swinging from the right side of your body over to the left side. I wouldn’t throw this club with just my pivot. I wouldn’t throw it with just my hands, but I would use my arms, hands and pivot, everything throwing the club around me. This is what it would look like with a golf ball. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? So if you want more distance and more power, be sure to take your arms and throw them to the left side of you while you are turning and using your hands too. Use it all. Best of luck.

About the Instructor
Mike LaBauve
Mike LaBauve
Kierland Golf Club
15636 N. Clubgate Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tel: 480-922-9283

Mike LaBauve is one of the world's greatest short game instructors and teacher to LPGA phenom Grace Park. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #31 instructor in the world.


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One-Plane Impact Position The one plane swing is the way to go for consistent impacts because the clubface naturally closes on the downswing and does not require hand manipulation to square the face.
Circular One-Plane Finish Since we are swinging around the body in the one plane swing the club should travel on an arc and not down the target line, thus the right arm gets extended and the left arm bends on the follow through.
Wrist Hinge for Power A two plane swing requires you to actively cock your wrists. With a one plane swing the weight of the club tends to hinge your wrists back naturally and making the swing less complicated.

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