A Full Shoulder Turn. Golf Power Package #2!
Today is May 24th, 2018 and we present A Full Shoulder Turn. Golf Power package #2. Technical Thursday #89. A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.
A Full Shoulder Turn. Golf Power package #2!
This week we continue our 5 part series on the Golf Power package. How to gain more distance, not only off the tee but throughout your clubs in your golf bag.
Last week we discussed the takeaway and how to create a bigger arc on the backswing by keeping the “V” between your forearms on the first part of the swing. Today we continue that theme by making sure that you create a full shoulder turn.
Start off without a club in your hands. Cross your arms across your shoulders and slowly turn your chest with your trail shoulder turning behind your head. Then take your club and after starting the first part of the backswing as discussed, keep turning your trail shoulder behind you. This will be slightly more difficult then the exercise without the club, but at least you will understand how much the shoulders have to turn.
When you get to the top of the backswing, stop. You should feel uncomfortable and “tight.” This is you creating “coil” on your backswing. Without coil, you will not create the speed you need on the downswing. Just look at a baseball pitcher. When he stands on the mound, he coils his body and lifts his lead leg to get as much coil as he possibly can in order to create the velocity he needs to be a top-class pitcher.
If you find you still cannot get a full shoulder turn, then you need to work on your flexibility. Follow some of my Fitness Friday Blogs like this one using a golf cart just before your round – Stretches using a golf cart.
Next Week – The Start of the Downswing. Power Package #3!
Source: Mel Sole Golf School.