How to Get More Power in Your Swing With a Power Shoulder Turn

By Mike LaBauve

Do you realize that hockey players can become some of the most fabulous golfers because they hit it a country mile. They do that for two reasons that I want to share with you.

Why Hockey Players Hit Power Golf Swings

  1. Number one is that they hit a slapshot, there is a term that we never hear in golf, but hockey players are trying to hit a slapshot, and they hit it at over 100 miles an hour into the net. And you may not realize it, but they actually hit with the stick into the ice and then use their hands as fast as they can going through. They are using their hands, so it's OK for you to use yours. Get your hands going through impact as fast as you can.
  2. Number two, they turn their shoulders through the golf shot when they play golf, or when they hit a hockey puck. A lot of times they are skating when they are hitting a hockey puck, skating on the lead skate, rear back with the stick, the elbow is in the air, and when they hit that slap shot, a lot of times you will see the back skate actually go in the opposite direction. They are not turning the hips in this direction, they are actually turning their shoulders more as they go through.

Power Golf Swing: Hips in Place

So from the top of your backswing, instead of turning your hips through the ball, which often times can lead to a tilty shoulder turn, try leaving your hips in place and turning your shoulders through the shot. You will be amazed how much it moves your hips through. When you hit a golf shot, right from the top here is a shoulder turn through the ball. You can see how it turns me all over my left side. Boy, that felt good! You ought to give it a try.


Category: Shoulder Turn
Sub Categories: Distance, Hands

About the Instructor

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