Friday, August 7, 2015

How to Use Legs for Power in Golf Swing

How to Swing from the Ground Up in the Golf Swing

How many times of you heard that you should use your legs in the golf swing? None other than Jack Nicklaus said that he got most of his power in his golf swing from the ground! What on earth does that mean, you might ask yourself! How do you get power in the golf swing from something that isn't moving?

Using the Ground for Leverage

The key is to learn how to use the ground for leverage. Using the ground for leverage means that you are physically pushing against the ground with your legs. This allows you to use the powerful muscles in your trunk for not only stability but for power in the golf downswing. 

The key to this is that as you start your backswing you need to start loading your legs and your hips, in particular your right hip so that as you get to the top of the back swing you are physically pushing down into the ground with your right leg. 

As you then start your downswing you want to shift back to the left and begin pushing against the ground with your left leg. This allows you to drive force into the ground with the lead leg which is the next key for explosiver power at impact. This pushing against the ground is often called ground reaction force and is a technical term for using the ground for leverage. 

Essentially what you're doing in the golf downswing is you are push pushing into the ground with your left leg imagining that you are pushing the ground away from you. This allows you to derive force from the ground through the legs which is which is then transferred up the kinetic chain to your arms and eventually to your clubhead.

A simple way of thinking about this is imagine you're swinging a golf club on an ice skating rink. Imagine how you would slide around as you would have no grip from your feet and hence you would not be able to use your legs. You would tend to swing all from your upper body and this is the weakest way that you could swing a golf club. Your golf swing should feel as if you were driving into the ground and you're very anchored to the ground with your legs. This will give you much more power in the golf swing and let allow you to swing much more efficiently using your big muscles.

In this golf swing video I go over how you need to load your body in the correct sequence in order to have a powerful and effortless golf swing. So, watch this golf instruction video and enjoy your new found power!

To see part two, click here!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Golf Hints for the Simple Golf Swing

Golf hints are a lot like stock tips, if they're not coming from a trusted source, they're worthless. With the simple golf swing developed by Chuck Quinton, you can master the golf swing mechanics in no time.

Simple Golf Swing Hints

This simple golf swing was developed with golf swing mechanics at its core. Compiling a bunch of random golf hints just wasn't going to do. Quinton used his understanding of the simple golf swing mechanics that led him to a +4 handicap and allowed him to win three golf tournaments.

His very simple golf swing mechanics have been admired by tens of thousands of golfers, and the image below shows exactly why - he's in a perfect, but simple mechanical position at the top of his backswing.

simple golf swing hintsHe developed the Rotary Swing Tour simple golf swing by first defining a set of requirements, and then meeting those requirements through golf swing mechanics.

Even something like golf posture and stance width had a set of requirements.
  1. You need stability for power
  2. You need to be able to transfer your weight between your feet without swaying off the ball
  3. You need to be able to move safely and avoid injury
Using these requirements, a simple set of golf swing fundamentals could be developed:

So, here's a golf hint on your setup - you must wide enough for stability but not so wide that you sway off the ball. After defining and meeting these requirements, the fundamental of stance width was established.

  Every single movement in the Rotary Swing Tour was looked at this way.

If you're looking for a simple golf swing that isn't based on a bunch of random golf tips and hints, then the Rotary Swing Tour is the only choice for you.

You will look just like Quinton does here at the top of your backswing, and most importantly, you'll know the simple steps and drills to get you there in the shortest time possible using the Rotary Swing Tour online golf lessons learning system.

And, best of all, you can start learning the Rotary Swing Tour completely for free!

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Golf Backswing

Golf Backswing - How to Stop Over-Swinging

Without the body loaded correctly during the early stages of the golf backswing, any golfer will tend to over swing as their brains don't have a sense of muscular tension that would signal the beginning of the downswing.  This causes them to keep swinging well past parallel in their backswings and the golf swing becomes much more complicated.

This is frustrating because golfers who struggle with this have been told hundreds of times by their golf instructors to just "stop here" or just "shorten it up!" If it were that simple, they would just do it!  The key to fixing this problem is to properly load the right leg and core muscles during the backswing during the takeaway for most golfers. This acts as a signal for the brain to reverse directions as the muscles can't support much more load without becoming uncomfortable.

Try this during the takeaway. Try and focus on rotating and "torquing" your right leg and hip by feeling as if they remain stationary as you begin to rotate. If you feel the tension early in the golf swing, by the time you get to the top, you will be unable to swing back any further with your arms.  When you do this, you're going to feel fully loaded up by the time your arms get parallel to the ground, so it will make it impossible to overswing.

Practice "over-doing" this for a few days and notice how much shorter your golf backswing becomes!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

How to Hit the Perfect Sand Shot in Golf

The Perfect Sand Shot in Golf

When it comes to hitting sand shots most golfers get terrified of the proposition of launching the golf ball over the green.  The reality is that bunker shots are the easiest shot in all of golf to learn. All you need to is learn these three simple keys.

Sand Shot Critical Key Number 1 - Loft

The most important key in hitting the perfect sand shot is learning how to get the face open enough at address and keep it open throughout the golf swing.  If you don't have enough loft on the club you will be forced to take a short slow swing and will have a difficult time moving enough sand to get the ball out of the sand trap. This is because you don't actually hit the golf ball in a sand shot, instead you use the force of the sand propelling the ball upward to move the ball up and onto the green.  The sand is quite heavy and that requires that you swing relatively fast in order to move enough sand to launch the golf ball up in the air. 

However, if you swing fast and don't have enough loft on the club the ball will fly over the green.  So setting up with enough loft is critical, and there's a simple drill in this video that will show you how to keep the club face open throughout the entire backswing so you can make an aggressive swing without the fear of launching the golf ball over to green.

Sand Shot Critical Key Number 2 - Speed

As I mentioned in before, one of the main keys in the perfect sand shot is having speed so you can move enough sand to the ball up in the air.  Having enough loft goes hand-in-hand with having enough speed.  You need a lot of loft in order to afford you the ability to be aggressive on your sand shots. This sand shot golf instruction video gives you one simple image to learn how to have enough speed on your bunker shots.

Sand Shot Critical Key Number 3 – Divot

The last thing you have to do is make certain that you take out the “box of sand.”  As discussed in the sand shot video, practicing taking out the box drill will teach you to where to start your divot and where to have the divot exit in the sand to the take out the proper amount of sand each time.  As you'll see having the proper amount of bounce and having the face open enough, is critical to taking out this perfect divot each time so you get the golf ball to come out nice and soft with a lot of spin.  Most amateur golfers tend to dig too deeply and the divot box drill will keep you from making this costly mistake.

If you can master these three simple keys you will have no problem getting out of the sand trap any time. If you want to see the entire "How to Hit Sand Shots" section from the DVD "Short Game Made Simple", click here!

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Perfect Golf Swing - Lag and How to Get More of It!

If you're like most golfers, you find that developing more lag in your golf swing is a struggle. You know that you need lag in the perfect golf swing, but exactly how do you get it? First, there's one thing that you MUST NOT DO...


This is one of the worst mistakes you can ever make in the golf swing. If you had to have a mantra about the perfect golf swing it would be this: "You never try and HOLD a position in the perfect swing, you are always MOVING THROUGH positions."

Creating lag adheres strictly to this rule. One of the most common mistakes a I see golfers make in perfecting their golf swings is trying to create a significant lag angle at the top of their backswings and then "hold on to it" throughout the entire downswing.

The opposite should be your goal. You should NOT have your wrists fully set at the top of your golf swing so that they can set MORE during the downswing. When your wrists are fully cocked at the top, they have nowhere else to do during the downswing but to cast the club. In an effort to avoid this, golfers are taught by their instructors to "hold on" to the angle. the problem is this is not possible. There are far too many forces at work physics wise to make it impossible to hold onto the angle.

For instance, a driver swung at over 100 mph effectively weighs 100 pounds through impact because of the centrifugal force. If you think the you can physically hold onto this much force your sadly mistaken. Because of this there is only one logical solution. You need to have your wrists not fully set at the top swing so that they can downcock in the downswing so that as you're moving into positions later in the downswing where it's critical to have lag you have it in spades where you need it most.

The down cock is a critical move in the downswing that nearly every tour player on the planet uses to create the proper amount of lag and downswing. Some do it more than others but the critical component is that they all but created out cocking motion rather than trying to hold on to the angle that they created at the top of the backswing.

When you properly down cock your wrists like this student you see in the video below you will have more lag than you know what to do with and be much further along the path to building your perfect golf swing.

When you're ready create lag like this in your perfect golf swing click here to learn exactly how this student of mine built this much lag in his golf swing and how you can too.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Make Your Divots Start in Front of the Ball and Achieve the Perfect Golf Impact Position

Achieving the Perfect Impact Position and Divots that Start in Front of the Golf Ball

The impact position is everything in golf. How far your hands are in front of the golf ball, angle of the club face, the club path and more factors all determine where that little white devil flies. If you're like most amateur golfers, you struggle with getting your divots to start in front of the golf ball and that leads to a lot of less than perfect shots.

The Key to the Perfect Divot

In the image below, you can see that I have a lot of shaft lean at the moment of impact. In fact, my hands are actually TOO FAR out in front of the ball, but most amateurs would kill for this position, so I'm going to teach you how to get into the perfect impact position with this nice flat left wrist in the video below.

perfect golf impact divot
Plenty of shaft lean here!

It is clear to see in the image above that I have the handle of the golf club well ahead of the clubhead. This is what shaft lean looks like and is the main reason better golfers hit the ball much further than amateurs. By having my left hand in this position at impact, I've delofted the club significantly to the point that my 7 iron here is now effectively a 5 or even 4 iron. Since loft is the primary determinant of how far the golf ball will travel, learning how to deloft your irons like this at impact will not only make your divots start in front of the ball but also allow you to hit your irons 2-3 clubs longer than you currently do!

Most golfers don't realize that the left side of the body and the left arm in particular is responsible for a lot of the impact alignments you see in the professional golfers on the PGA TOUR all the time. Because most golfers are right handed, they become very right side dominant and never learn how to use the left hand to create the perfect impact position.

This video shows you exactly how to create the ideal impact position by giving you a simple swing drill that will allow you to train the left hand independent of the right. This is critical. You must isolate movements in order to learn them more efficiently, so taking the right hand off the club will make this process much easier. 

To see the full video with more tips and drills on how to get your divots in front of the ball, go to: ttp://