One of the biggest separators of professional and amateur golfers is the way in which their upper and lower bodies move together. Most golf instructors will agree that properly syncing the halves of your body and solidifying sequence of motion are the first steps in creating a more consistent and repeatable golf swing. But what exactly do we mean when we say “sequence of motion” and how does a solid sequence encourage the correct golf swing plane? Today, we take a look at the fundamentals of movement in a consistent golf stroke, and teach you what it takes to develop a swing that is well timed, powerful and on target, each and every time.
Finding the correct golf swing plane
To help you discover your most structurally sound golf swing, PGA Professional Kip Puterbaugh demonstrates some of the essential mechanics that most amateurs need to practice in order to develop the correct golf swing plane. Kip talks about what professionals do so well in their swing to make sure the golf club comes in contact with the ball squarely and aggressively, and then shows you how to implement the same technique in your own swing. Here’s a hint: it starts and ends with sequence of motion, or the order of your body’s movements during the swing.
Tips from the experts
After discussing the vital components of the correct golf swing plane, Kip highlights a few other pro secrets that you can practice your next time out at the range or on the course to hone your sequence of motion and make solid contact, from slight head movement to closed finish position and the proper follow-through height. He introduces a couple simple exercises that you can work on to naturally encourage a correct golf swing plane, including the “Thumb and Sternum” and the “Say Howdy” drills. Pay attention to your sequence of motion and find the correct golf swing plane, and in no time you’ll be hitting your shots straighter, farther and more on target.