Before I went under the knife, I tried to shoot as many short videos as I could. That's because the questions just keep rolling in from the Surge Nation. Today, I'm going to share a revelation that a student of mine had at one of my golf schools he attended. It had to do with power and the understanding that it does not come from rotating your hips. Instead, your power should come from how fast you swing your arms.
Whenever I talk about this topic, I like to share a story about when DJ was on a practice range while I was with a student. Right before DJ was about to take a swing, my student asked him what he does whenever he wants to hit the ball farther. Without even taking a second to think about it, DJ looked up and said, "I hold my knees more and I swing my arms faster [towards the target]."
I think when a lot of people hear this story, it clicks in their head that a powerful swing doesn't just come from a big rotation of the hips. DJ didn't make the cut this week at the John Deere Classic, but he did average over 300 yards off the tee, which should tell you right there that using a vertical swing does not sacrifice power.
Just remember that power in the PPGS does not come from hip rotation. It comes from swinging your arms faster towards the target. Try to maintain a quiet body so you can swing your arms faster to the PPGS finish and you'll start being the long guy (or gal) of your foursome.
Keep it vertical,
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