How to Get a More Powerful Golf Swing (and Eliminate Power Leaks)

How to Get a More Powerful Golf Swing (and Eliminate Power Leaks)

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.

Golf Drill: Eliminate Power Leaks

  • 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.

Category: Distance
Sub-Category: Arms, Hands
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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