There is an old saying that you can not shoot a cannon from a canoe. The reason is that if you do so the cannon exerts a downward force when it is fired and blows a hole through the canoe and it sinks. However, this downward force is exactly what you want to create when you start the downswing in your golf swing. It is created by feeling that you are actually sitting down. I tell my students to feel as though they are getting a grass stain on their fanny. The Scots call this movement “curtsying through the ball.

 

Biomechanics labs actually measure how many pounds per square inch a player is putting into the ground using force plate analysis. Longer hitters have been proven to put much more pressure into the ground on their downswing. In this video I will describe and show you how to use your hips and legs to create these ground reaction forces in your swing.

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