For a lucky few, power comes naturally, but if you’re like the rest of us, if you’re looking to add power to your golf swing, you can do so by adopting a few simple techniques.
Here are a few of those techniques:
1. Keep your right foot ahead of your left, if you’re right handed.
Your stance is a crucial part of your swing. When you’re setting up for your swing, make sure to put your lead foot, in this case your right foot, a little in front of your left. This stance gives you better balance.
2. Keep a light grip on the club.
You’d think that gripping your club hard will result in a stronger swing, but tense muscles in your hands and arms can decrease your swing speed. Grip your club just enough so it won’t fly away at the end of your swing.
3. Unhinge your wrists just before impact.
Your wrists will be hinged or cocked on the backswing. Try to maintain this wrist position as long as you can to develop a stronger release. Avoid unlocking your wrists on the downswing until just before the club hits the ball. This is called follow-through.