How To Increase Golf Swing Speed (3-STEP POWER SWING!)


Eric Cogorno here with Performance Golf Zone. In today’s video, we’re going to talk about
how to increase golf swing speed. Now, there’s a couple key concepts that I
want you guys to take from here, to put into practice to increase that speed immediately. I want you to be able to do these both in
practice and when you take them onto the golf course, two concepts let’s go over. Part number one, in any athletic motion, part
of that motion is going to be rotation, rotation meaning, I’m going to turn my body during
the backswing or first part of the motion. I’m going to turn my body, then, during the
second part of the motion. There’s a tremendous correlation with club
head speed and rotation. In that, when I make a swing, the more I were
to rotate my body in both directions, the faster I can get that club head working. Unfortunately, the opposite of that is also
true. If I make a swing and I don’t rotate at all
either way and I have to purely get the club head speed from my arms and hands, I can’t
produce as much as I would like to. Now, not everyone’s going to be able to turn
through as much as the people on TV, but most of us can turn on the way back like the people
on TV. A lot of people come in and they say, “Hey,
listen, I don’t have enough flexibility. I’m a senior golfer. I can’t do a lot of turn during my backswing.” And I don’t necessarily agree with that. I want to go over a couple parts here that
you can focus in on to make that backswing turn and increase it regardless of flexibility. The reality is, the more I can turn back,
the more potential speed during the way through. So, backswing turn, what are some cheat things
I can do to help turn back more? Well, there’s four parts here, and I’m going
to work from the ground up. Part number one, my feet. The more I flare my right foot out from address,
the easier it is for me to make a backswing turn. If my right foot is square or inward a little
bit, that would make it harder for me to turn back. I want to have my right foot flared at address
to increase my backswing turn. Part number two going back is going to be
my right leg. If I take a normal setup and my leg has a
little bit of bend, when I go back, if I increase that bend when I go back, or even keep the
same bend at address, that’s going to limit my amount of turn during the backswing. What I want to do when I go back is allow
that leg, from address, to lose some of its flex, lose some bend, increase that turn that
way. So, right foot’s flared out, I’m letting my
right leg lose some flex. The next part is the belt buckle turn. If I make a normal swing and I can only turn
my shoulders, maybe, 30 to 45 degrees without turning my hips at all, well, I can’t turn
back a lot like that. I need to turn my belt buckle back. I need to turn my hips back. If I take 30 to 45 degrees of shoulder turn,
and now I turn my belt buckle back towards the camera and I add 45 degrees of hip turn,
now, all of a sudden, I have my 90 degrees of shoulder turn. A lot of you are going to need to have more
freedom with that belt buckle, more hip turn during the backswing to help us get more turn. So, right foot flare, right leg, belt buckle. What else do I have? Well, the last piece is going to be in terms
of centeredness or extension. So, when I go up to the top, I don’t want
to make any kind of swings where I’m overly bent forward, nor do I want to make any swings
where I’m overly tilted towards the target. In really good powerful golf swings, there’s
going to be a little bit of extension at the top to help more turn, but most of you are
going to have to focus on the lower body pieces. So, I want to have my right foot flared one
more time, I want to lose some flex in my right leg, and I want to increase that belt
buckle turn. Those three big ones on the way back are going
to allow more backswing turn, and again, more backswing turn is going to lead to more downswing
turn and more speed. That’s part number one. Now, the second part of this is with the feet. So, where my pressure goes in my feet is another
big indicator of speed. From my face-on here, I want to take a normal
setup. I might have the pressure in my feet about
50/50. If I wanted to hit the ball the longest, I’d
do what I would do in any other sports from here. If I were to make a baseball swing here, what
does that look like? I shift some pressure into my right foot,
I shift some pressure into my left foot, and then I open up and swing. If I were swinging a tennis racquet, I shift
some pressure into my right, I swing, I shift some pressure into my left. If I threw a ball, how would that look like? I shift some pressure right, I shift some
pressure left, and then I throw. And the same thing is true here with the golf
swing. What I don’t want to have happen is, I don’t
want to start 50/50. If I work more pressure into my left and increasingly
work more pressure into my left, that’s more difficult for me to increase speed. If I stay 50/50 the whole way, that’ll be
a neutral amount, but if I want to increase speed, which is what is the point here, I
would increase the amount of pressure I shift into my right foot during the backswing. Now, when I say increase pressure, I’m not
saying, take your whole body and throw it way to the right here. All I’m saying is, increase my foot pushing
into the ground, get a little more pressure into my right foot, so during the downswing,
I can push off of that right foot, and then I can whip that club head through and get
some more club head speed. So, if I want to put these pieces together
here, I’m looking at more backswing turn, I’m looking at weight and pressure in my feet
as the primary two indicators. Everyone watching this video can increase
their backswing turn with those moves. Everyone in this video, with better pressure
traces, moving their weight in their feet a little better, can increase club head speed. I’m going to go ahead and hit a shot and put
these together. When you practice it, understand, like anything
else, we need to exaggerate in the beginning. Turn a lot. Watch the longest drivers in the world. What do they look like? Watch Bubba Watson, huge turn into the backswing,
huge pressure shift into the right. Not body going right, but huge pressure shift
into the right, big turn, hits the ball a mile, and you can do the same thing. So, let’s go ahead and do one here. Let’s put all these pieces together. I’m going to take my normal setup position,
I’m going to let my right foot get flared a little bit, let this right leg lose a little
flex, let this belt buckle turn a little bit, and shift a little pressure into my right. Play around with these pieces. Maybe you don’t do all those at one time. Start with just the foot flare and get a little
pressure going, then start to add the right leg losing flex. Get a little pressure moving, then add the
belt buckle. See which one works best for you, but these
are the pieces we need to watch. So, let’s go ahead and give it a go. I’m going to let my lower body turn, right
foot flare, get that belt buckle turning, really shift into that right side going back,
and let’s go ahead and increase our club head speed. And there was a solid strike there. So, work those pieces to increase your club
head speed. More backswing turn, more pressure shifting
in your feet just like any other athletic motion. Hope you guys liked this video. Please subscribe below, let us know if you
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14 thoughts on “How To Increase Golf Swing Speed (3-STEP POWER SWING!)

  1. Nicely covered….how do you ensure you do not put undue pressure on the lower back as the lower lumbar spine is not made to rotate. Thx, Tom

  2. Thanks for the Video! Sorry for butting in, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you ever tried – Paneevelyn Swinging Clubsman (should be on google have a look)? It is a good one of a kind product for revealing an effortless golf swing technique without the hard work. Ive heard some interesting things about it and my mate at very last got great success with it.

  3. I think many of us when we watch and listen to instruction on shifting our weight we forget about keeping the head centered. It's easy to move the head way back on the back swing and then fail to get the head back to where it needs to be. When you swung at the end of the video I watched your head. It moved back a little on the back swing and moved forward on the downswing. However, it appeared you moved your head right back to where it was at address. Most golfers will either move ahead of the ball (a bad thing) or not get the head back to the address position (another bad thing!) Any drills to fix that issue?

  4. Great vid. The only thing I would have added is that at times when you try to shift your weight back and try to extend your trail leg there’s a tendency for the leading knee to bend at the ball which is an obvious distance death trap. Great work on the explanation. I just found you and look forward to more of your lessons.

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