A Clear Mind
I never have more than one swing thought in my head at any one time. Count to 10. 1,2,3…easy isn’t it? Now, say your ABC up to J. Easy as well? Now, try and do both together, so A1, B2, C3, D4 etc. I don’t know about you, but I have to think quite carefully before I can do this. So you don’t need your brain stressing in a similar way when you are swinging a golf club.
Impact = Power
Impact is obviously the most crucial point of the swing. If you look at Tiger, Sergio or any of the great ball strikers, they all get into a wonderful position at impact, with the club straight down the line. The power in the swing comes from about 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock.
At impact I used to be very square and handsy, with very little body movement. In this position there is no weight movement and you can’t create any power at all.
Now that I understand my swing so much better, I open up and concentrate on delivering everything at once at impact. It is a much more powerful position.