How To Build A Powerful Golf Swing

By Patrick Foley

Many people will go to great lengths to increase the power of their golf swing. They will spend countless dollars on expensive clubs, change their swings and use many training techniques for any gain in distance. Clubhead speed, hip rotation and proper equipment are extremely important to analyze when you are trying to gain power in your swing.

Club-Head Speed

The greater the clubhead speed you generate, the more power your swing will have. There are many ways to increase clubhead speed, including physical strength and proper swing techniques. Physical strength will help you bring the club down and through the ball quicker, leading to much faster clubhead speeds. Weight training and physical activity will help build physical strength that will translate to a stronger golf swing.

Also, bringing the club back farther in the backswing will help give the club more time to generate speed when coming through the ball. It is, however, important to be controlled. Never overdo it. Keep control of your swing, or it will lead to hooks and slices.

Hip Rotation

Proper rotation and push of the hips through your swing will generate more power. When bringing the club through the ball, it is imperative to push your hips toward the target. This moves momentum through the ball and to the target. Rotating your hips develops torque in the swing and will lead to more power upon contact with the ball. Take time on the range to practice your hip rotation.

Proper Equipment

It is also important to have the proper equipment in order to develop a particular skill set as a golfer. A 15-handicap golfer would benefit from maximum forgiveness in a club, while a more skilled golfer would benefit greatly from clubs that rely on more accurate contact. It is important to be fitted professionally or to try clubs before buying them. Don't watch a pro golfer and expect to buy the same clubs and hit balls just like he does. Buying training equipment such as a weighted driver will help develop more power and strength in golfing muscles, which will translate to a more powerful swing.

About The Author

Patrick Foley is a writer from Phoenix, AZ. He is a sports fanatic and loves football, golf, and track. He has been writing for Golf Link for almost a year. He is a college football player at the University of Pennsylvania. He is enrolled in the Wharton Business School.He has have a wide set of skills in writing and marketing.

Subscribe Today

Get our best training tips, videos, and tee times deals -- straight to your inbox

Tee Times Deals to your inbox
Join our mailing list today!


Brent M.  uploaded photos of Kah-Nee-Ta Warm Springs, Oregon

Rodney R.  just went PRO!

Kristy M.  just went PRO!

Dave G.  Scored 72 at  Belmont Henrico, Virginia

Pablo G.  Scored 100 at  Brookside 1 Pasadena, California

View Activity Feed

Video of the Day
Golf Shaft Selection Watch Video>>

Tee Time Deals

Tuesday, Mar 20 to Sunday, Mar 25

Related Articles

Article Image How to Hit a Golf Ball on a Bad Lie

What could be worse than hitting a perfect drive and you find that it h...

Article Image Golf Tips to Swing Hard

Under most circumstances, golfers are urged to swing the club with some...

Article Image How to Grip a Golf Club

Of all the things you must learn to play better golf, the grip is the m...

Article Image How Can I Get More Distance Out of My Driver?

The driver is the most difficult club to hit since it is the longest. T...

Article Image How to Eliminate a Golf Slice

A persistent golf slice is the mark of an amateur. This occurs when the...

View All Related Articles