Power Secrets of the Pros

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Lesson 1: How to Generate Speed

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Power Secrets Of The Pros: How To Generate Speed
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OVERVIEW

One major key to creating clubhead speed is getting your body in the correct position through impact. The best players in the world use the body to create power; a lot of amateurs freeze the body and swing hard with the hands and arms. In this video, teacher Boyd Summerhays demonstrates how to properly move through the ball, using PGA Tour player J.B. Holmes as an example.

SWING THOUGHTS

Turn your body through the ball, with your hips and chest open at impact
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Don’t throw your hands and arms at the ball from the top of the backswing
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To get into a good impact position, start the downswing with the lower body
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Downswing sequence: Hips move first, then shoulders, then arms and hands
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Let speed build into impact, with the clubhead coming through last
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DRILLS

Body-Turn Drill

  • Tee up three balls in a line a few inches apart.
  • On the first swing, take the club halfway back and hit the ball, making a full body turn toward the target. If you’re used to trying to create distance with your hands and arms, you’ll notice a lack of power with this shorter backswing.
  • On the second swing, take the club back to three-quarter length and swing through, again focusing on a full turn on the forward swing.
  • On the last swing, hit your normal drive and really feel your body turn through.
  • Use this drill to develop a feel for making a full turn toward the target, regardless of how far back you swing.
Power Secrets Of The Pros: The Power Setup
2Lesson 2: The Power Setup
  • Pre-set more carry distance
  • Build a powerful swing foundation
  • Power source: Tony Finau
  • Launch it high with the Upward-Strike Drill

Power Secrets of the Pros

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Lesson 1: How to Generate Speed
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Lesson 2: The Power Setup
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Lesson 3: The Pro Draw
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Lesson 4: The No. 1 Power Source
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Lesson 5: Power Fails
Power Secrets of the Pros INDEX
Power Secrets Of The Pros: How To Generate Speed
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Lesson 1: How to Generate Speed
  • Develop a dynamic sequence
  • Fix a weak, armsy swing
  • Power source: J.B. Holmes
  • Add speed with the Body-Turn Drill
Power Secrets Of The Pros: The Power Setup
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Lesson 2: The Power Setup
  • Pre-set more carry distance
  • Build a powerful swing foundation
  • Power source: Tony Finau
  • Launch it high with the Upward-Strike Drill
Power Secrets Of The Pros: The Pro Draw
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Lesson 3: The Pro Draw
  • Learn to sync up your arms and body
  • Power source: Rory McIlroy
  • Find the inside power path
  • Create draw spin with the Face-to-Path Drill
Power Secrets Of The Pros: The No. 1 Power Source
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Lesson 4: The No. 1 Power Source
  • Develop skills to beat tension
  • Power sources: Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt
  • Learn to let speed happen
  • Swing smooth with the Humming Drill
Power Secrets Of The Pros: Power Fails
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Lesson 5: Power Fails
  • Fix a tight grip for more wrist hinge
  • Fix a faulty stance for better balance
  • Fix over-swinging with more turn
  • Fix a choppy downswing by freewheeling
  • Power source: Adam Scott