JA­SON DAY

IN­CREASE YOUR HIP RO­TA­TION SPEED THROUGH IM­PACT

Golf Australia - - TIP FROM THE TOUR -

If you look at a lot of the world’s long­est driv­ers these days, my­self in­cluded, we all ro­tate our hips very fast in the down­swing. Some peo­ple are born with nat­u­ral speed but you can al­ways work to im­prove what­ever you have. I’ve done a lot of work in the gym to make my legs stronger so I can ro­tate faster through the hit­ting zone while main­tain­ing com­plete con­trol and bal­ance. There’s no point do­ing some­thing fast if you can’t con­trol it.

I want no sway or lat­eral move­ment out­side of my knee line on the back­swing. I make sure my left hip kind of bumps to­wards the tar­get a lit­tle bit as I start down to­wards im­pact. Then as my arms move past par­al­lel I can ro­tate pow­er­fully from there with my right foot, right knee and right hip all start­ing to push and trans­fer the en­ergy into the ball.

I like to feel very solid at im­pact. My hips have al­most fully cleared and my weight is into my front foot. My arms and club shaft should be in a straight line, which helps de­liver more power and hit the ball higher.

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