By looking at the swing map you will understand that there are two basics and three fundamentals but just one motion. That motion itself combines those three fundamentals and over the years, and particularly in recent times, there has been a big debate as to whether the body should release the power or the hands and arms should release the power.
Swing Power: Balance vs. Leverage
That is to say should we look at the balance or the levers. It is an argument that can go backwards and forwards for some time. I believe that there is an opportunity to combine the two and to get the best of both worlds.
Let me explain a little bit more clearly with a golf ball what I am talking about. With the body release what you see is the power being supplied by mainly rotational means. By relying on that the golf club tends to leave the target line quite quickly. The look of the shaft is something like this.
Now that is a very effective way of adding power to the golf swing, but if you look at the lever system, and quite off the body, do not use the body so much, you can see another way of adding power. The body here stays quite square and the thrust of the levers propels the ball towards the target. Let me show you how.
Benefits of Balance and Leverage
Individually they have their benefits. Some people like to argue that one is better than the other but I truly believe that you can combine the two. What happens now is that as you rotate your hips the shoulders stay basically square to the target line.
The hands and arms can provide their thrust towards the target. You have a line of rotation, adding power, and a line of thrust pulling in power.
Combining the two together to my mind is the most efficient way of releasing energy in a golf swing. I would recommend that when you go for the swing motion, pulling it all together, try to get the best of both worlds. Use leverage and balance. Use them together and have more power in your golf swing.