Develop squat thrust
Strong hitters create massive downswing thrust by working their legs and feet against the resistance of the ground to start the downswing. We see this as a squatting motion. To help you develop your own power squat, think ‘knees to target’. From the top of the backswing, make it your swing thought to drive both knees aggressively towards the target. This action will take some work to make comfortable, but it gives your action power in three ways:
1 LATERAL BEND It helps you create the spine lean we spoke about in Principle #1, the upper body reacting to those driving knees by leaning back with the lead shoulder rising upward. 2 BETTER PATH It helps flight the typical out-to-in attack path of the club golfer – usually resulting in a weak slice – by dropping the hands and arms in behind your rotating core. 3 BETTER SEQUENCING It helps your lower body to lead the downswing – the key component of the ground-up movement sequence that allows the body to build force.