HOW THE HIPS WORK.
Most senior golfers tend to want use their shoulders first on the down swing. Probably, this is because it feels like a great power source. This is much too early in the down swing for it to be effective however.
Start down by initiating a rotating hip action. This creates a path for the arms and the club so they can fall down into the “hit zone” (hands below the right hip). Check out Ben Hogan’s comments below on hip action.
Ben Hogan and Sam Snead are classic examples, time has proven their swing actions produced amazing golf well into their senior years. Take a look at Sam Snead’s perfect hip action and tempo from back in 1977 in the video below. All senior golfers might consider some work on maintaining their hip flexibility as they age, or be prepared to rapidly lose distance and accuracy through stiffness.
In the video below we thank Jim Hardy for explaining ways of generating more club head speed. This speed results in added distance. Learning good body rotation is paramount. Take a look at these exercises and start loosening up today.
Once the sequence of movement is explained senior golfers are ready to begin some drills.
In the video below we thank Robin Symes for explaining the down swing sequence and demonstrating a practice drill.
Hip and body rotation are required.