Power and accuracy in the golf swing often go hand-in-hand. If you can find the right sequence of moves through the downswing including correctly shifting your weight, you’ll add clubhead speed and you should hit more fairways too! The step drill for extra power is designed to help you do just that.
Start by taking your normal address position and then move your lead foot back so you are standing with your feet together. From here the aim is to make a normal swing and strike the ball. Crucially, as you reach about half way through the backswing, step your left foot back into its original (correct) position. As you are completing your backswing, your weight starts to shift towards the target creating a stretch that helps deliver extra clubhead speed. The step drill for extra power is a great way to find the ideal sequence and dynamic balance without having to think too much about the specific technique required. Give it a go!
1 Step back
Take your normal address position. Before you take the club away move your lead foot next to your back foot – the ball will look as if it is sitting way forward in your stance. Start your swing from here.
2 Create the Stretch
As you reach half way through the backswing, step your left foot back into its original position. You should feel a stretch as your upper body continues to rotate back but your weight moves forward.
3 Drive Through
Swing through to a normal, balanced finish position where your weight is set over your lead foot. The step drill for extra prevents you from hanging back through impact to improve both the dynamic balance of your swing and the quality of your strikes.