Category Archives: Clearing the Hips

Controlling Power With The Hips

*Originally published on the Smash Golf blog Jan 6, 2011 – still relevant!

If you have a proper address position (again, the Fundamentals Trifecta comes into play in any discussion on the golf swing), the hips can play a very large factor providing the leverage needed to generate effortless power, even with irons.

In the iron swing photo below, you’ll see how much movement there is in my lower body, all with the intent of creating maximum leverage from the top of the back swing down through impact. Continue reading

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The Myth of “Clearing the Hips”

Impact-DiagonalOriginally posted on Smash Golf Blog July 22, 2009 – edited for updating purposes.

There is a misconception about the whole “Clearing the Hips” thing in golf.¬†¬†Apparently, you only have to think about it to do it.¬† Wrong.

You can’t clear the hips on the down swing if you’re not properly set up to do it. At least, you can’t do it without hurting yourself or making major compensatory moves.

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