The big reason is that much of golf instruction is telling you the wrong thing. You are told that power comes from the “big muscles”. The big muscles being your torso, hips and legs. So what does the golfer do?
They thrash, spin and lunge violently at the ball with their entire body. This sort of feels powerful and strong (because everything is moving) but it is the weakest action you can perform. From here a reliable, and powerful swing, is all but impossible.

Second, we are told that we need a big back swing and that we should turn our shoulders as far as we can against the resistance of the hips. “Wind your body like a spring” seems to be the catch cry. But X-factoring (the modern term for a big back swing) is not helping you achieve more power.


A big backswing is not always the easiest way to play golf. Can anyone say OUCH?

Big muscle theory and X-factoring seem like the right thing to do but they are actually inhibiting your power. Here’s why:

1. Because it is a difficult move to make. The timing required to master these actions is past most humans.
2. It places strain and stress on your body. Big backswings and then a violent attack on the ball is not “body friendly”.

If you still don’t believe me watch any long drive competition. These guys are the extreme. They try and “gorilla” each shot and power the ball into next week. Not only are these guys erratic, but they are often injured. Long drive competitors for the most part are not golfers. Competing in long drive competitions is not golf – so please don’t copy them. If you want to play good golf you need to be long and straight – you only get one chance to get the ball into play. And it’s no good if every muscle in your body is tweaked and fatigued. There must be an easier way.

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