The twisted condition of the whole body is achieved by rotating
the shoulders as far as it is physically possible into the back
swing movement whilst the heel of left foot remain firmly on
the ground, the hips held in the frontal facing position for as long as possible and the right leg remaining slightly bent.
However once the whole body has been formed into this twisted
condition, as long as the rotational movement of the hips dominate
the down swing and the follow through movement, the twisted condition
of the upper body unit can be maintained through to the conclusion of the golf swing.
Therefore as long as the hip continue to rotate, the rotation
of the shoulders will returned the club head back to the
At the point of impact the right shoulder/right upper arm muscles force
the arms to interact thereby straightening the right arm, thus
pushing the club head through the contact area.
With practice it is possible to stop the arms from releasing
until you want to force the right arm into the fully straightened
Notice how the twist of the whole body is maintained from the end of the back swing through to the impact position.
Therefore the power of the golf shot is generated by a combination
of three actions:-
(1) The rotational movement of the hips.
(2) The rotation of the compact upper body
(3)The interaction of the arms.
To fully understand this action, experiment with this movement
At the end of the back swing movement force yourself to hold the
body in the twisted condition as shown in the photo to the left
(photo 1) but with the muscles of the right shoulder/right upper
arm in taut condition and whilst holding the upper body firmly
in this condition, simply rotate the hips towards the target area
for a very short distance ( Do not try to rotate the upper
body.)-- you will notice that the compact upper body unit will
be forced to follow the movement of the hips and rotate around
the central core of the spine.
Therefore as the movement of the hips lead the compact upper
body unit as it also rotate around the central core of the spine, thus
rotating the shoulders back to the parallel to the
target line, the club head automatically returns to the ball square
to the target line, but because the muscles of the right shoulder/right
upper arm are held in a taut condition the club head automatically
strikes the ball with a descending blow.
Therefore it is the movement of the hips that initially controls the
movement of the compact upper body unit.
When you understand the movement, you can then put more energy into the rotation of the upper body unit .