Swinging to the highest of your backswing isn’t merely a matter of, effectively, swinging to the highest. Energy hitters know that the backswing is the key energy producer of their swing. It’s all about getting the membership to the highest whereas concurrently “loading” your proper hip, one thing you possibly can’t develop by merely lifting your arms.
An effective way to really feel the way to elevate, pivot and switch correctly — and retailer energy — is to make apply backswings with the assistance of a resistance band. (You will get one at any sporting items retailer.)
Place one finish of the band underneath the arch of your entrance foot and maintain the opposite finish underneath your fingers as you are taking your grip with any membership. Arrange as normal, then swing again. Your purpose right here is to stretch the band to its fullest, one thing you possibly can’t do in the event you merely elevate your arms or flip so laborious you whip the membership inside.
Use a combo of each: turning and lifting whereas specializing in getting the band as tight as attainable as you progress to the highest. My Dewsweepers’ affiliate Jackson Koert demonstrates this completely within the photograph above.
As you apply this drill, neglect about what you’re already doing. Discover actions that stretch the band to its fullest as you wind up into your proper hip.
When you do, you’ve discovered the way to retailer velocity for a power-rich downswing.
PGA Tour coach Tony Ruggiero is a GOLF Prime 100 Instructor who operates Dewsweepers Downtown in Cell, Ala.