Get the Force Factor

In this Tip of the Week, we are going to talk about how to generate clubhead speed by understanding the proper order of events in the downswing.

Once you understand that concept, the REAL secret of this tip is how our body parts play off each other to leverage the force within. That force is what generates that tremendous clubhead speed that all great players already use in their swing.

By optimizing the force within our bodies, you'll not only simplify the swing process, you'll generate lots of speed.

So, let's get to it!

over 1 year agoMay 29, 2016
It looks awful fast! I've been told to pause at the top.
Christina Ricci
over 1 year agoMay 30, 2016
I received your email where you stated: "And my puzzlement about the tip was that I had always been told to slow down my swing... To pause at the top. But I did try the move out and did get good success.... About 30% of the time. Otherwise the shots were all over the place!"

Chris and others who may have her question: Firstly, It is great that you tried it and saw some results, fantastic! 
Now here is the deal with this tip: It is a drill to get you to FEEL the right order of events in the swing. To make any change in your swing, you need to really exaggerate the move to get results. If it feels the same or great right out of the gate, then chances are you are not doing it.

The reason for the drill: Too many players initiate with their upper body and in your case, when you go super slow in the backswing sometimes the athleticism goes out the window. That said, I like the idea of ensuring that you make a backswing and performing it slower allows you to feel the set at the top of your backswing…as long as the downswing sequence is correct.

So bottom-line: To get the optimal force in your swing, the faster that your legs initiate, the more force/speed you can generate. If you struggle with this leg speed, but your swing has the correct sequence of events, meaning you start with your legs, followed by torso, arms and last to go is the club head, you should be good to go.
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