When taking a golf lesson from your friends or a golf instructor, it’s very likely they will tell you how to remain balanced while swinging. Understanding the difference between “static” and “dynamic” balance is what makes all of the difference in a powerful rotary golf swing. If you can freely move through your shots with all of your mass you will find how to develop an effortless golf swing.
Try this for me. Please “STAND UP” wherever you are…
Are you standing?
Ok now! I want you to move as far forwards as you can in your toes before falling over. I want you to feel the edge in the front of your body. You can now shift your weight all the way back to your heels and furthermore all the way around your “safety envelope“. What this means is that you will begin to fall and gravity will get the better of you.
Now that you have a sense of where your edge of balance is located. I want you to feel the weight of your arms in your mind. The average golfer’s arm weighs 10 lbs, so imagine that both arms are equal to a 20lb dumbbell. Envision that you are swinging that 20lb dumbbell in front of you very fast like swinging a golf club. That is a lot of centripetal force.
Let’s go back to what you were feeling with your “safety envelope“. What I want you to take into account is that the more force (weight x speed) you are swinging in front of you the more it’s going to expand and you will need to move farther back to maintain a dynamic balance.
If you want to hit your drives farther while staying on plane and in balance, explore how far you can move away from the force that is pulling you forwards (your arms and the club) and you will find power that you never believed was possible. This is the key to and effortless golf swing!