Turn them back for more power
Unlock extra power by rotating your hips.
The movement of the hips is important for generating clubhead speed at impact. But most golf instruction focuses on how the hips unwind as the club swings into the ball. Not to be ignored is how they should rotate on the backswing.
The hands, arms and shoulders start the swing, which in turn gets the hips to rotate. Notice I said “rotate. ”You don’t want the hips to slide. Brace on the inside of your right foot, and turn your right butt cheek behind you. Remember these keys: The right hip turns back, and the left knee moves towards the ball (above). That combination lets you fully wind the upper body, storing power that you’ll use to re the club through impact. Hip rotation in the second half of the swing happens in a ash. As you shift your weight forward by pressing down with the left heel, your hips will slide slightly, no more than a few inches towards the target. That slide happens as the hips start to undo their backswing turn. Your end goal in the downswing is to transfer your weight to your left heel while rotating your hips until your bellybutton faces the target. Let your hips lead the way, and you’ll max out your speed at impact.