True power and control comes from swinging
the golf club with a combination of lateral weight shift towards the target, combined with
powerful core rotation and proper upper torso inclination (tilt) towards the ball.
This Turn and Shift drill will help you feel the active engagement of your body in the swing.
Address the ball as you would with a golf club, weight slightly favoring the forward side, arms crossed.
Next, simulate your backswing. During your backswing, feel your right side stretching tall, this will help you
maintain a proper extended spine angle and body tilt as you turn. Keep your angle of inclination to the ground
constant throghout the backswing and forward swing. Keeping your head still helps.
As you turn (swing) back, feel your
weight pressuring your front foot. Now, slide your hips laterally forward to start your downswing, and turn
your chest towards the target, moving more weight over your front foot as you turn forward.
Make sure that your shoulder turn is at an angle to the ground, not parallel to it. Your spine will start out bent
towards the ball, then it will straighten
in the backswing, then be tilted towards the ball at impact, then will have an opposite tilt
orientation in the follow through.
It's important to allow your head to turn through
the shot with your body. Keeping your head down too long is
worse than bringing it up too soon. This head movement allows
you to rotate through fully to the correct finishing position.
You will notice your weight is fully on your left foot and your chest
is facing the target as it should be at the end of your swing. In your completed finish position your spine
should be extended
so that you are standing tall, but also tilted slightly towards the aimline. You should observe the ball flight through
This simple drill will give you the feel for how body involvment
feels in the golf swing. The more you practice this drill the more you
will feel your weight transferring toward the target on actual
You don't need any special equipment to do this, and doing 100
repetitions of this drill during a practice session will do wonders for your
swing and your rhythm.