A Simple Body Movement Swing Drill to Get More Power

By Jim McLean

Way back in the 1980s I started showing people how to do body drills so that they could monitor body movement without a club and without their arms. What I did was just break the golf swing and the golf movements down into just what does the body do.

Swing Power: Seperate Body Units

I looked at the lower half of the body and the upper half of the body as separate units. Then what we had people do is just cross their arms on their chest and practice making just a turn and a finish, just practice making that simple move. A powerful move in golf happens in a very small area, but there is motion, and by that I mean as you go back into your back leg you will feel weight go into a braced and flexed right leg.

Practice Correct Head Movement

That is something you monitor in front of a mirror so that you get set correctly. Also monitor your head movement. How far is your head moving to the right? Well it is going to either turn a little bit or move slightly to the right in the back move. But I don’t want it to move more than two or three inches.

Shifting Your Weight For More Power

If you see yourself sliding your head very far back that would be a poor move, too much slide. On the other hand never make a move where you are turning into your left leg on the backswing. So when you do your body drill make sure you get loaded on your back leg.

When you start down, start with a little knee shuttle, right knee, left knee, move something downstairs to get you started. Go through to a nice impact position and hold, and then go through to your finish position. The body drill can really help you understand how to get more power in your swing.


Category: Swing Drills
Sub Categories: Posture, Practice, Swing Mechanics

About the Instructor

Jim McLean
Jim McLean
Jim McLean Golf School
Doral Golf Resort and Spa
4400 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
Tel: 800-72-DORAL