Speed from Timing

Enthusiastically yes! Ever wonder how great shooters in basketball look so effortless from long distance? It’s because of timing, proper sequence of muscle movement and good balance. To stick with the basketball example, a shooter’s motion and power comes from, and starts with, the legs (bigger muscles), then the motion (power) moves up the body’s mid-section to the arms and finally the hands follow (smaller muscles) releasing the club head with all the power generated from bottom to top sequence of movement – release!

Translating this recipe for golf, think of the turn away and start of the downswing being led by the lower body (big muscles) followed by the hips, arms, hands and finally release of the club face. When done in proper sequence with good balance and no tension, club head speed is the result. More distance with less effort just like a good shooter in basketball.