Many golfers come to me to increase the power of their golf swings, as I do. They’re usually surprised that I start their training with the basics by starting with the short game shots and using the sand wedge.
To have an extremely powerful golf swing, a fundamentally solid swing is essential. All the levers on the body that control the club’s face and the direction of the club heads must be trained to slowly control the club. This is so that when we are vibrating very strongly, the control factors have all been programmed into our swing and practiced perfectly.
Since the release actions I have taught are generally at odds with the release most players have learned, I find that learning to use the ingredients while practicing the short game shots creates total control when making the fuller and harder swings do. It is also much easier to learn these actions when performed slowly and with great precision.
To understand this better, think about how one would learn a complex piano piece. The pattern would be learned first and later as the pattern was completely installed in the memory bank and as easy as signing your name would be top speed.
Read my e-zine article for the Down Under and Up version to better understand why this needs to be programmed into your swing and old habits.