A power golf swing is the dream of every golfer. How many times have you hit one just perfect and tried desperately to remember what you did that caused this to happen?
A power golf swing is not about swinging hard.
So many times a golfer will try to put a little more into it to get a few extra yards. If youve tried this what happened? Did you get those extra yards or did it go shorter and even offline?
Thats the point Im trying to make!
To hit a LONG drive or add yards to every club in your bag you need to be able to generate more clubhead speed, but under control. Thats where most golfers lose it.
If your body cant physically make an optimum swing, from a mechanical standpoint, you have no business trying to swing any harder. The result will be a blown up score and drives that go significantly shorter not longer.
The beauty of getting your body in better golf shape is that you can hit the ball with more force but with much less effort.
Let me explain.
If youve improved your core strength and flexibility for example, you will be able to make a FULL shoulder turn (backswing) with minimal tension. This backswing has now a ton of torque built up. With your newfound strength and flexibility you will be able to unleash that torque, powerfully into the golf ball.
Doesnt that make sense?
Now imagine if you improved your overall body specific to golf. Now youve got a power golf swing that is under control and killing it off the tee! Your playing partners wont know what hit them.
So the key to remember in an effortless power golf swing is improving your bodies ability to rotate and store energy then unleash it into the ball at impact.
If you are lacking distance and feel like youre trying to swing harder, this is the reason why. A fit golfer has a HUGE advantage over an out-of-shape one.
Follow this advice, and youre on your way to an effortless power golf swing!
About The Author: Mike Pedersen is one of the top golf fitness swing trainers in the country. He’s Golf Magazine’s expert at GolfOnline.com; author and founder of several cutting-edge online golf performance sites. Take a look at his just released golf performance dvds and manual at his golf swing tips site – Perform Better Golf.