9 WAKE UP YOUR POWER CHAIN
1 A great and fun way to make this summer your best is to hit the ball further than you ever have. Many club golfers fail to realise their power potential because they fail to make use of the natural power sequence that exists in all of us. Termed the kinematic chain, it’s a movement pattern that works from the ground upwards… and something we all achieve naturally when we throw a ball. So, to wake up your power sequence, start by throwing a few balls down the range as hard as you can. As you do, feel how your feet work against the ground, balancing you and generating force… which works up your body and ultimately into your arm. 2 Once you’ve got the feeling of that extra force and dynamism being created by your lower half, swap the ball for a club and try to repeat that same, ground-up power sequence. You may feel your swing is losing some control, but work on it on the range first and you’ll see how the kinematic chain promotes powerful, balanced motion that will actually enhance your consistency, as well as your power.