We receive so many questions throughout the winter months about “what can I do in the colder months to work on my game?” So we started creating videos a few weeks ago about strengthening your golf swing.
And although many people are clamoring for golf mechanic specific videos … we believe the winter season is the perfect time to work on your golf swing by working on the mechanisms that allow you to produce consistent movements. In other words – if you improve your muscles by just 10% … you’ll improve your golf swing by 20%.
We believe that for every improvement you make in your flexibility and strength … it allows you to have the potential to improve your golf swing by 2 times. Meaning – you’re allowing your body to get closer to making the necessary movements involved in creating a more consistent golf swing.
Many Golfers will go years upon years trying to improve their swing … yet hardly ever see lasting results for more than a week or two here or there. And much of that may have to do with you not being capable of making the necessary movements well enough because your body is not yet equipped to allow it.
The same can be said about getting more distance on your golf shots. As adding 10 more yards with your Driver is always nice to see. Yet, the strategy for 98% of Golfers is to either try to change their golf swing or buy a new Driver.
Unfortunately, for the “try to change my swing” category – you not only not gain the power you’re looking for … you most often “lose your swing” and start playing worse. And for the “buy a new Driver” category – you may gain a few yards, but you might also not.
However, what does every successful PGA Tour & LPGA Tour Player do almost everyday? They practice their swing and improve their body. Because they know that their swing will only be limited by what their strength and flexibility allow.
The past two Golf Improvement Weekly’s have featured videos on increasing your flexibility using simple exercises that just about every person that participates in golf can do. We showcase how a less flexible person can do the exercise, as well as how a more fitness oriented person can do the drill.
Our video this week is about creating “Explosive Power!”
Believe me – we can all improve our swing mechanics to produce a more consistent, powerful golf swing. However, maybe one reason you’re not able to consistently apply those mechanics is that your body won’t allow you to do so.
It’s like if a BMW M5 with a 500hp engine and a Honda Accord with a 200hp engine are going to race. Both are well made cars … but which car will win the race? The car with more potential for power.
Or look at it this way — if you put the 500hp engine in a Honda body that was designed to drive with much lower horsepower … what’s going to happen to that car? It’s going to breakdown and be in constant need of repair.
Similar to a Golfer that has a body capable of swinging only at 60 mph … that attempts to get more power/distance by swinging at 100 mph. You’re going to have a broken-down swing in need of repair. Or continue swinging at 60 mph … but get very little distance.
But you don’t know anyone that does either of those … so why am I even writing about it?
Click here to see what you can do at home to start giving yourself the potential of creating “Explosive Power!” – http://www.golfmadesimple.com/explosive-power-golf-swing-cherry-pickers
The Monkey clicks, watches the video and says “maybe I’ll try that exercise when I have some time”
The Player is already halfway done on their first set of 10
Go ahead, be a Player!
Marc Solomon – Your Instructor For Life