More Power For Golf Drills – Hip Rotation Moves Will Increase Swing Speed

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PGA Tour players have an average of 44 degrees of rotation towards the target in the pelvis at impact. This is not the exception, more often than not the players perform this specific movement. But does that mean this “secret” to longer drives is reserved for the elite athletes and professionals? Nope.

With some tweaks, understanding and some exercises to improve your hip and pelvic movement, you too can increase the degree your hips are open at impact and in turn increase the average distance you hit the ball. Most PGA pros open the lower body about 40 degrees at impact, however the average amateur / weekend warrior will only open their hips 5-8 degrees at impact, just one of the reasons they hit it further and more consistently than many of you.

Hip rotation at impact is a key to repeatable power in your golf swing and a principle to increase your distance, effortlessly and consistently.

So what can you do to improve your hip action and pelvic movement to be more open at impact ind hopefully generate a solid powerful blow to the ball?

Here are a couple of exercises you can try to improve your hip rotation at impact for more power;

– Forward shift neutral pelvic

From a golf posture, place hands across chest and then tilt your pelvis back and forward to find the neutral spot (if yo are unsure how to do this take a look at this video here.

Then you want to complete your swing into the follow through, but not with a backswing, just rotate the torso and hips to a full finish, but the key here is to maintain the neutral pelvic position

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– Judo chops with a resistance band

Just place a resistance band waist high and separate the hands and hold with both, the band in front. Nor proceed to rotate the hips like you are throwing someone and your torso will follow in the right sequence.

Here is a video demonstrating a more explosive version if you want to try it, but word of advice is to build up your tempo with this and focus on generating the initiation of the through swing with the hip rotation.

Hip Rotation Exercises Will Increase Swing Speed

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TigerSecu.Inc says:

Very good drills, I will definitely do it until it is combined into my swing

Brice Blanton says:

As I read golf swing secrets “kaha shocking guide” (Google), I uncovered how detailed it explains the right way of performing a golf swing. The book is based off of the swing model of all tour pros put together. I have read 1/2 of this book and also the ideas are excellent. Looking over this book allowed me to score Three straight low 80s rounds.

Luis Andres says:

You really opened my eyes to the real swing. Thanks a bunch for this great video.


thanks for sharing the drill !

cedric esau says:

Great tip. It will really improve my downswing.

FairwayJack says:

good stuff… btw, is lordosis is bad golf posture ?…and I should simply lean over from the hips to take my address ??

Ian L says:

Thank you so much for posting this! I didn't realize that I was guilty of sticking my butt out too much at address. No wonder my lower back is in constant pain. I tried the neutral spine/pelvic positions you recommended and I must say that now my swing has more range of rotation and is less uncomfortable. It takes some getting used to, though, because I have to undo years of bad habit and consciously be aware of getting my pelvis/hips in the neutral position all throughout the swing. But knowledge is the key and this piece of info and your exercises have really helped a lot. Keep it up!

Ryan Corbin Golf says:

Thanks for your help Justin Rose.

bloatedman says:

I like to toss my children sideways into the pool. Works and is fun for all.

Jancen says:

How do you clear the left hip?  Do you pull with your left oblique or do you push with your right side?

Jancen says:

Can I use a medicine ball for this exercise?

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