PGA Tour golfer Tom Watson shows Golf Digest how to generate more power from your lower body.
At the beginning of the golf swing, your arms and hands,
shoulders start the swing, which then turns your hips.
The right hip should be turning back,
not sliding to the right.
This is for a right-hander.
It has to turn back and the left hip
has to be turning around.
You have to turn it in the old fashion barrel.
Want your hips to be turning in a barrel,
you don’t want it to be sliding this way and this way.
You want it to be turning in a barrel.
Back, then on the start of the down-swing,
you plant your left heel and your hips start
the real fast motion going through that will
then carry on with your upper-body
to sling through the ball.
The lower-body is the generator of the power
because when you start the down-swing,
you plant the left heel, your hips start to turn,
you create, you’ve created tension on your back-swing
with your shoulders, that keeps the tension
of your shoulders as you turn your hips
and then your arms just fire on through.
That’s the power, that’s the first stage of power.
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