The Proper Golf Swing Sequence can be one of the most difficult golf swing sequences to learn, especially for beginners. In this position, the right leg is bent slightly at the knee, but both the left leg and the right knee remain fully bent. The arms are kept straight out in front with hands directly above the shoulders, but the upper body remains fully motionless. The spine is not flexed, yet the abdominal muscles are contracted. This position is considered to be an intermediate golf swing sequence.
At the top of the golf swing sequence the golfer’s shoulders should be turned slightly away from the target at a 90 degree angle. The downswing begins with the golfer’s hips turning, followed immediately by the legs turning as well. Finally, the arms begin to swing around as the club head turns through the swing.
For most golfers, these are some fairly simple steps that go smoothly and easily. But for a lot of people, this sequence is anything but easy. The best way to build up this sequence is to simply forget about everything except for one single aspect of the golf swing, and focus all of your attention on it. Once you’ve made this one step, everything else will fall into place. You’ll be able to achieve a higher level of performance, and this will translate into more distance and consistency.
One way to work on the golf swing sequence is to watch pro golfers. Watch how they move through their motions. Notice where they have trouble with their speed and how they improve as they become better. Of course, you’ll want to pay close attention to the pros who seem to do everything right, but how can you tell which player is doing what right? This is why you’re going to need a coach or video tape.
But how do you know what works and what doesn’t when you’re watching pro golfers on tape? You don’t have access to them, so you have to improvise. Every amateur golfer has a slightly different sequence because they have their own unique combination of physical factors, mental factors, and environmental factors. However, by paying close attention to the way these players move through the sequence, you can easily work on improving your own swing.
One of the biggest factors affecting golfers is their hips. A lot of golfers have problems with their hips because their backside (the side of your torso comes off of when you swing) is much stronger than their front (where the club head comes into contact with the ball). Many golfers with strong hips tend to be faster and more explosive, and they can create more speed. Unfortunately, many golfers also have less power in their hips, and they don’t generate the same amount of power when they swing.
The proper golf swing sequence should be a smooth, flowing motion. It starts out with proper footwork: turning your feet out to the right, then stepping forward without lifting your left foot. When you turn your feet out, your body’s weight should be pulling down on your left foot, causing your hips to move into the proper position. Then you simply swing, and swing. Most amateur golfers swing the club from behind the point of impact, which results in an even swing that finishes high on the ball.
Next drill: Stand in a bunker, making sure there are no objects in your way. Get into the habit of keeping your back straight. With both hands, slowly and gently pull down on your left arms until they’re almost pointing down your spine. Now lift your arms only when your hips are already coming down. Continue this drill until you’re comfortable just moving your arms in the opposite direction of your spine. You’ll notice a huge improvement in your golf swing!