Golf Driving Essentials: How To Increase The Power Of Your Shots

There is a world of difference between the swing of an amateur golfer and that of an expert. But, there is one thing that is common in all golfers-all of them want more power in their swing. Most new players do not shove into the ground properly in order to generate leverage in the swing. It is leveraging only which results in power. There are three places in the swing of an average golfer where leverage needs to be there: takeaway, the halfway in the backswing, and the transition. You can follow the tips mentioned below to fix your problem of adding power to your shots.

  1. The takeaway
  2. Most new golfers lose leverage in the beginning of their backswing when they lift their bodies. It lessens the force that they employ to the ground. It is the opposite case with the pros, who apply more force, use a stable base and coil the upper portion of their body.


    Take a hardcover book or a wooden block and position it at the back of your 6-iron at the position of address. Thrust the book away from your target while you begin your backswing. You must the force growing in the right heel and the ball of the left foot due to the additional effort it is taking to shift the book.

  3. Halfway in the backswing
  4. The amateurs, even if they have proper ground force when they begin the swing, lose their stability and the feeling of being grounded at this spot. While the pressure decreases, the golfer would stop coiling and start lifting the arms and hands as a compensatory movement to conclude their backswing. If you notice the swing of the pros, they continue to coil their way to the top since they remain grounded till the end.


    Lay a club on the floor, stand and place both your feet on the shaft of the club. Swing a club, say, 6-iron while you stand on that shaft. While you move through your backswing, at the halfway spot, you would realize an increasing force in the center of your left foot and your right heel. Due to that power, you would be able to complete the turn of your upper body like the experts.

  5. The transition
  6. While the club begins to come down, the pros would raise the force under the feet. It shallow their plane of swing and increases the lag of clubhead. It is a great move. Almost all amateurs take a steep downswing and release the lag of clubhead too early, which results in slicing. They have more pressure of ground force halfway down rather than at the impact.


    Set up with the hips and feet open to your target. Take your golf club to the peak. While you begin swinging down, turn the hips in the clockwise direction, it should feel like you are closing them off to the target more. It is a dynamic move which will force you to shove into the ground using your front leg. This would also avert your shoulders from early unwinding, drop the club and arms on top of a shallow plane. These are the means to hit an influential shot which bends from right to left.