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How we drive a golf ball is going to have a big impact on how we succeed at golf, and there is much more to the golf swing than trying to hit the ball an great distance.  This primarily is a game about controlling the ball and sound decision-making, and fortunately is not only about brute might.  Though we have all played with many golfers who only consider hitting the golf ball as far as they are able, those individuals certainly do not get the subtleties that make the game as wonderful as it is.


That said, being able to smack the golf ball far  could be a useful tool, albeit not really the only one.  A few possess the capability to literally have the ball explode from their club head, while other individuals of comparable size will not smash the ball with such authority.  Breaking down the swing using four main elements will allow us to consider at the physics of the perfect swing in golf.

The Four Major Parts of the Golf Swing

1.    The Back Swing.  Nearly all golf professionals will maintain that power is not generated in the back swing; the transfer back is only positional. It is true that the goal in your back swing would be to get the golf club positioned for the critical part in the golf swing, but it does matter the distance the golfer can bring the golf club back.

To illustrate, if two archers are shooting arrows, the one who is able to pull the bow-string back further is going to fire the arrow the farthest distance.  The golfer who can extend back the farthest, and still of course keep the club head in position, the better range of motion he will have, and the more power he should produce.  This demands more flexibility rather than power, which requires golf exercises.

2.    Starting the swing.  The key here is: what produces the club head velocity?  For the most part amateur golfers try to generate the power with the arms and shoulders.  The golfers that really hammer the golf ball far  use the torso.  Clearly the torso is much stronger, as a result if we can make this happen we are going to be way in front of the those that only use their arms.  By rotating the torso rapidly and pressing the right leg forward, the golf club should proceed nicely into the hitting area.

3.    Ball contact.  Another way that amateur golfers mistakenly attempt to get power at this point is to snap their wrists at the base of the swing.  According to professionals, even though this move at contact should work it in fact slows down the club head.  By driving through the ball with the shoulders, hips and wrists, the golfer can concentrate a high amount of power at ball contact.

4.    Follow-through.  The final point that lots of amateurs mistakenly do is hit at the ball, without using a full follow-through.  Some of this concerns balance, or lack of it after the ball is struck.  Some of it concerns the lack of overall flexibility for being able to extend throughout using a complete finish.  Lastly, there might be a psychological block that thinks once the golf ball is hit, the swing will be over.  The follow-through becomes as significant for hitting the ball for yardage as any other aspect of the golf swing.




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