There are many skills you need to be a successful golfer, particularly as you move from a beginner to more intermediate or even advanced. We’ll be focusing specifically on increasing the power in your swing in order to make it look effortless. If there is something else you would like us to focus on just leave a comment below!
One of the simplest solutions to having more power is to adjust your stance. The way you stand is important because it enables you to use the correct muscles in order to swing with more force and stability. Try standing with your right foot ahead of the left (or the other way around if you are left-handed), you can turn your right foot out roughly 45° which opens your stance, enabling more hip mobility during the downswing. Make sure you keep the weight in the balls of your feet to ensure you remain stable throughout your swing. This is something that is often overlooked but in order to get the most out of your swing you need to have good balance and grip with the floor.
If you are serious about improving your power you may want to add some exercises into your weekly schedule in order to build the necessary muscles required for a more powerful swing. There are hundreds recommended online but one that we feel is most effective at targeting the muscles you specifically need to build is swinging the club back with a weighted block behind the club which forces you to work harder. It doesn’t need to be particularly heavy. Something around 2 and 5 ibs is plenty. This also ensures you are putting pressure into your feet which is important. You can do this drill a lot and the key to making it work for you is to put in the reps. Anywhere from 50 – 100 times on a regular basis should be enough to start seeing improvement. Plus you can practice this drill at home on a day where it is too rainy to head down to the golf course – providing you have your own clubs.
Whilst it’s important to keep your stance strong you don’t want the muscles in your hands and arms to be overly tense and therefore keeping a light grip on the club is the best way to maximise the power in your swing. If you consider the tightness of your grip on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the lightest you can hold and 10 being the tightest, you should aim to hold the club with roughly a 4 or 5 in order to get the right level of grip. Make sure you use the full mobility of your body when going for a powerful swing, you want the backswing and downswing to be equally powerful.
I hope these tips will help you to improve your power swings. If you know a fellow golfer who could use the extra power be sure to send them this article. If you rate this highly enough I might earn a big enough bonus to get my own golfing set so please be sure to do so if you have enjoyed this.
Thanks for reading and stay active