“‘Power swing’ when the pelvis rotates properly… Endure it with your thighs”
Lesson pro Amy Jo, famous for her ‘luxury swing’, visits readers with ‘one-point lessons’. Amy Jo, a Korean-American, was active in the LPGA before turning to a lesson pro in 2010. Now she is showing ‘Amy’s Golf’, a quick and easy way to learn golf, to 450,000 subscribers on YouTube. Let’s polish the basics that were disheveled last season with Amy Jo.
Few golfers are unaware of the importance of 메이저놀이터pelvic rotation. It is because it is widely known that the key to creating power in the swing process is pelvic rotation. However, there are quite a few cases where pelvic rotation is rather poisonous to amateur golfers. It’s because you focus so much on pelvic rotation that you miss the essence of the swing, namely swinging the golf club.
Swing is the process of turning your body behind the ball and then inward past the ball. Based on the ground, our body is connected in order of feet, knees, pelvis, spine, and shoulders. With your feet planted on the ground, your pelvis must rotate so your shoulders rotate more, which allows the club in your hand to peak and store the best energy. In other words, pelvic rotation is a movement to rotate the shoulder.
The same goes for the downswing. When the pelvis rotates while the left leg is firmly supported, the shoulder rotates and the clubhead speed increases. Many people pull their arms hard during the downswing because they want to send the ball far. At this time, you must have experienced a lot of distance increase even if the lesson pro caught the movement of the pelvis. It is because the energy created in the swing process is completely transmitted to the club head and the distance can be achieved only when the club is swinging naturally with the power of the lower body and pelvis rather than swinging the club with arm power.
Now you understand that pelvic rotation is a motion for turning the shoulders, and that rotation of the shoulders allows the hands and club to swing without loss of energy. If so, I’ll give you a drill you can practice indoors on how to rotate your pelvis and shoulders correctly.
Step 1, swing step practice. With the wall behind your back, address and keep your pelvis against the wall. Now swing your right hip against the wall as you backswing.
Start the downswing with your right pelvis against the wall. Put 100% of your weight on your left foot and lift your right foot slightly off the ground. Then rotate your pelvis, feeling your left pelvis push against the wall. At this time, it is important for the upper body to maintain the spine angle at address in all movements.
Step 2 is to isolate the movement of the pelvis and thighs. Place your left hand on the top of your left thigh and your right hand below your navel. Your right hand and elbow will be parallel to your hips. And repeat the swing steps you learned in Step 1.
Notice the direction the back of your hand is pointing in this movement. In the setup, both hands face forward. On the backswing, hold the back of your hand on your left thigh facing the front as much as possible when your right pelvis touches the wall.
At this time, the back of the right hand faces 45 degrees to the right of the ball along the rotating pelvis. This is because the knee is moving back and forth while the thigh is fixed with the left hand and the pelvis is rotating. You’ll see at a glance that your thighs and pelvis are moving separately.
When starting the downswing, keep your right pelvis against the wall and fix the position of both hands as much as possible. You will feel that the twist of the torso is not released ahead of time and is maintained as much as possible.
After putting 100% of your weight on your left foot, your left pelvis pushes against the wall. At this time, the back of the left hand resting on the left thigh remains facing the front. On the other hand, the back of the right hand resting on the lower stomach faces to the left of the ball at an angle of about 45 degrees. This is the lower body movement at the moment of impact. Can you feel the firm power of the thigh through the left hand? The left thigh is firmly supported and the swing is made by creating a rotational axis.
Apply this feeling to your full swing. This will strengthen your shoulder and pelvic rotation, allowing you to make a much more powerful swing.