Downswing Sequence: Generating Power

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Downswing Sequence: Generating Power
Category: Distance
Sub-Category: Arms, Hands, Downswing

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Downswing Sequence: Generating Power

Learning to control the clubhead is only important if you want distance. You want the club to get to the ball with a lot of energy on the clubhead, not a dying clubhead. To do that you need to create the proper sequence: body, arms, hands, club. If I do that, when I strike the golf ball I will have a forward leaning shaft, and notice how much of the ball is on the clubface when the shaft is leaning forward. If I lean the shaft back, notice how little of the clubface is against the ball, and yet this is where 90% of golfers try to hit the ball. They get the clubhead there before it should be. Learn to get the clubhead to impact last. Body, arms, hands, clubface. Very much like any other athletic event. If I were to throw this golf ball I would first wind to build power and then I would throw it. That was body, hands, arms, in that order. If I were batting a baseball, as the pitcher went into his windup I would go into mine. I would step, that is body, I would swing, that is arms, and I would hit, that is hands. Shooting a basketball. I would jump, I would push, I would shoot. Again: body, arms, hands. Even in bowling, I would go body, arms, hands as I made my swing. Golf certainly would be no different. If I were going to hit this golf ball, after going through my routine, it would be body, arms hands. Learn to make that sequence, learn to increase the power in your stroke, learn to control the clubhead to get the energy into the ball.

About the Instructor
Jack Lumpkin
Jack Lumpkin
Sea Island Golf Club
100 Retreat Ave.
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Tel: 912-638-5119

Jack Lumpkin is a legendary instructor to PGA Tour Pro Davis Love III and is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #12 instructor in the world.


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