Journey to the Worlds – Low Energy Swings

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  1. John Kaufman, Oceans says:

    Interesting video regardng low energy impact drills, especially the bag holder placed right next to the right leg to coil up against in the back swing.
    I have been working on the dropping of the right side into a shallow squatting motion in the down swing and using more of my legs in powering the club head through the ball. The key is to not drop your head but try and remain more level with your upper body with this motion as well as to move completely into a left leg that is straight up in the follow through. It is like skipping a rock across a pond in your leg motion and squatting motion.

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA says:

      Hi John,
      The low energy swings can be very informative. It’s much easier to feel which parts of the swing stay connected and which parts get out of sync. It sounds like you are on the right track by using more of the lower body. The idea of moving into the left leg on the downswing is a good one. One note based on your comment is to be cautious in straightening the left leg too early. At impact I prefer to think of the left leg as still in an athletic position. That means slightly flexed. The left leg doesn’t actually straighten out until the finish, well after impact. The skipping rock idea is good as well.