Everything that matters in the golf swing, when it comes to the pivot, to speed & power production, is found below the belt – this is the power area, in the hips & legs, and the “Wall Drill” was developed to aid people in getting to that area.
Here’s a secret about the “One Major Move” that I don’t really hide in the video – although that one major move has to do with the power arm (the right arm in the right-handed swing), you can’t perform the one major move without the hips and legs.
You may get the impression that it has everything to do with the arm and the shoulders, but they are just passengers on the vehicle that is the torso, hips and legs.
Without the hips and legs, you can’t perform the major move, and with them, it becomes as natural as walking.
So, it’s the hips, it’s the hips, it’s.the.hips…
And Don’t Forget The “Pressure Plate” Concept!
The reason the “Wall Drill” is so important shown in the above gif. – see how, even though my head is not in the proper place when I pivot back, it moves there, and then remains there, when I begin the down swing pivot transition?
So, having the head in the proper place is the key to the “floating pivot,” and the Wall Drill will help you, if you don’t have a camera, to know if your head is moving on the pivot move.
You don’t even need a wall, you can do the Wall Drill if you are in bright sunlight with an adequate angle – turn so that you can see your shadow, and then perform that “One Major Move” in the Wall Drill, keeping an eye on that head position.
When you begin to get the hang of how to pivot with a stable head, you’ll know that you’re using more and more hips & legs rather than trying to twist around to pivot.
It makes a world of difference, and as I was saying last evening in a convo with HKGolf – I pivot every day, doing the same things I recommend people do.
If you think my pivot and swing look effortless – it’s because I work on the pivot, I practice it, until it’s second nature, and knowing how the body works, I use the proper body parts, which are the hips & legs.
So, even after a week or two off swinging, it’s not a foreign feeling getting over the ball to swing – the only difference is that now, I have a club in my hands, but the pivot action is the pivot action!
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