I don’t want people to think that, just because I’m transitioning from the “pulling” or left-dominant down swing to the right-dominant or “pushing/throwing” down swing that I’ve gone away from using the whole body.
That isn’t the case. I was actually thinking about this myself and wondering how it was possible to focus on the right side and still have as much speed and power as my previous “hybrid” swing with a big “pull” component.
Originally posted November 12, 2014. DJ leads at Riviera going into the final round!
OK, so he’s taking a little break from playing pro golf after his little run-in with the PGA Tour’s lab testing unit, but if you look at Dustin Johnson’s swing, I mentioned him last spring with regards to why he has such a big bow in his left wrist at the top.
I had looked at his action and determined that he was actually swinging the club with his right hand and arm only and that his left arm was only there for stability and going along for the ride.
If you think of the “pulling” part of a hybrid “Push/Pull” down swing, that’s the part that leverages the initial part of that down swing.
The second part, the “push” part, is what adds the power to the leverage. Granted, there’s plenty of power in a leveraged “pulling” motion, just as there is in the “pushing” or “throwing” part, but it’s the dual nature of using both at the same time that gives the hybrid motion its superior power.
This is more for the “throwing” swingers, but if you are a hybrid swinger, this concept should also make sense to you as it simply shows the right or power side action in a throwing and/or hybrid swing action.