Using a Full Turn to Generate Swing Speed

This is a topic of great interest to me because I sometimes forget to make a full turn with my shorter clubs. It seems that my arms decide to take over and I have a mental struggle to regain control. The result of this battle generally results in hitting short on approach shots! It is very frustrating and something I on over the winter.

Making a full turn.

The above picture shows that when focused on turning, I can make it happen. This action shot catches me in motion and everything looks to be in the right position. The results of this shot was 220 yards down the right side of the fairway. My ball flight was straight as an arrow and set our team up for an easy birdie.

Turning under control is a skill I worked on over the years because I appreciate its importance. However, to be able to make a full turn effortlessly, I will have to focus on my flexibility in the offseason. It is something I have let slide and need to rectify.

Making a full turn helps with increased distance, improve contact, and swing tempo. It does take effort and I plan on using my orange whip training aid more in the coming months to improve this skill.

Do you make a full turn when hitting for distance?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!


6 thoughts on “Using a Full Turn to Generate Swing Speed

  1. For me I like to make sure my spine angle is good, what I have learned is that once I’m lined up a makes sure to have straight legs shoulder width apart, then I bend at the hips, kind of pushing hips back, then let knees out. This really changed my swing over the past two months and hit the ball much better on its line.So in the end I believe the hips being bent this way is key to full rotation for my shoulders.

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  2. That’s a good looking swing. It’s no surprise it came out well. Blowing it up I’d judge you to have already transitioned into the downswing judging by the bend in the club shaft and maybe casting just a tiny bit based on the angle of the club vs your arm. It looks to be plus 90 by a degree or two rather than 90 or less which a pro’s swing would look in the same relative position. I love being able to see my swing this way and analyze it. It doesn’t always help me fix things, but over the years at least I can see the progress. And it does show me where I need work. Getting pictures or videos of both good and bad swings is something I try to do as often as possible.

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