How to Get Power in Your Golf Swing Like Vijay Singh

By Jim McLean

Powerful Golf Swing Like Vijay Singh

When you look at Vijay Singh's swing you see freedom of motion and I see a lot of Sam Snead in Vijay. I know that Sam is a model for Vijay, someone he has really watched and tried to use a lot of things that Snead did in his swing. Great for anybody.

How Singh's Body Turn Affects His Golf Swing

Vijay has more body turn than almost anyone on the PGA Tour, probably the most. That means he turns his hips more, he will raise his left heel in his backswing and he makes a gigantic shoulder turn. In the process you will really see Vijay get behind the golf ball, meaning his head moves laterally to the right behind the golf ball significantly, maybe three or four inches to the right. So he really gets wound up when he goes to swing. There is a lot of turn, there is a lot of stretch, he is a very limber guy of course, he is in great condition, but is a wonderful model for people to look at when you look at loading up and having a lot of freedom.

Too Much Arm Involvement Weakens Your Swing

You will see Vijay's knee move like Sam's or maybe Jack Nicklaus, behind the golf ball. Again, for most recreational players and weekend golfers this is so important, you hear so much about trying to stay stable, not turning the hips, and a lot of times that leads to too much arms and you get a very short shoulder turn and you will not get any power in your swing. So from the top Vijay can really unload going forward, he makes a return move that is just as free and he goes full to the finish, all the way through. There is a lot of freedom in that golf swing and again, some wonderful things to copy.


Category: Distance

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