Sequence Is The King
When golfers are frustrated with their distances they mistakenly focus on trying to swing faster. Yet when one swings faster, with an incorrect swing sequence, not only does accuracy go to pot, your distances and indeed swing speed suffers too.
You must have hit that one shot (hopefully more than one) that sailed long and straight and thought to yourself; “man that felt easy” and that’s because more than likely you delivered a golf swing that followed the correct sequence resulting in effortless, accurate power.
So all you need to do is find that correct sequence more often. Unfortunately, too often players become to eager, snatch the club at takeaway and also once they have reached the top of the backswing imitate the downswing with the arms and hands.
From this split second, the swing will always struggle to return to impact in a natural, consistent power sequence. People are constantly making a move at the golf ball by “hitting at it” rather than swinging the club in the attempt to hit it longer and maximize swing speed. However;
Ball speed results in longer yards, not just clubhead speed.
You increase ball speed, by improving your angle of attack, hitting from the centre of the clubface and having a swing that’s in proper sequence. So essentially you can hit the ball further by swing slower if those factors are good.
The one factor that effects all three however is owning a natural golf swing sequence.
Allowing the natural swing sequence (similar to throwing a ball) means the club will drop into the “slot” which maximizes the golfers ability to lag and approach the ball from an angle that is not to steep. Being to steep is one the main causes that robs players of distance but also a reason for the dreaded slice.
See the simple natural golf swing sequence practice drill for power and consistency here.
The simple golf swing step drill allows for the feeling of transition.
Simply start your swing with your feet together, and club a few inches behind the ball.
Make a 3/4 backswing, as you reach the top, with no pause, move the left leg towards the target and plant firmly. You will notice you naturally hit the powerful, loaded slot and from here just release and swing through.
You want to make an effort to not overstep to far, this is a common fault. If you are struggling to strike the ball well, chances are you are stepping too far ahead or away from the ball. This will be the cause of your mis-hits and poor contact.
So please give this simple Natural Swing Sequence Practice Drill For Power and Consistency a try and you will feel free in your golf swing.
This is Golf. Simplified.