Develop a Wide TakeAway for a Longer Overall Swing.
This drill was inspired by an instructor at the Jim McLean Golf Schools at Doral in Miami Florida. Her name is Alana Swain. Her video tip was posted on the Revolution Golf website. She has many students who are not clear on the Arc or Plane of the takeaway and the downswing. Many think they should be the same. Her explanation of the difference was so good, that I shot this video and demonstrated how the GolfGym PowerSwing Trainer can help all golfers improve their strength and achieve a wider takeaway and backswing to produce a much longer swing which in turn will produce More Distance and Power.
GolfGym Swing Tip #1 “Begin With The Follow Through”
Veteran Golf Instructor Arlen Bento Jr. teams up with GolfGym creator, Ken Pierce to offer a Golf Swing Tip and Drill to help all golfers get to a strong finished position in their golf swing. Arlen’s unique teaching methods combined with the GolfGym PowerSwing Trainer, and Ken Pierce’s desire for improvement, makes for a great drill everyone can perform and learn from. This is an easy to perform golf fitness drill.
GolfGym Swing Tip #2 - The “Toe Drill” with Arlen Bento, Jr.
Veteran Golf Instructor Arlen Bento Jr. teams up with Ken Pierce to offer a Golf Swing Tip and Drill to help all golfers get to a strong finished position in their golf swing. Arlen’s unique teaching methods combined with the GolfGym PowerSwing Trainer, and Ken Pierce’s desire for improvement, makes for a great drill everyone can perform and learn from. This is an easy to perform golf fitness drill.
GolfGym Swing Tip #3 The “Scrunch Drill” with Arlen Bento, Jr.
This is the #3 Video in a series of videos demonstrating special and unique drills and exercises with veteran golf teacher Arlen Bento, Jr and Ken Pierce. In this video, Arlen demonstrates what he calls The “Scrunch Drill”. After working on the golf swing with #1 the “Begin With the Follow Through” drill, then #2 the “Toe Drill”, Arlen takes us into the movement from short back swing to impact then to follow through. You can work on these simple golf fitness and golf swing drills at home or in your office.
GolfGym Swing Tip #4 “Getting To The Top” with Arlen Bento, Jr.
This is the 4th in our series of GolfGym Swing Tips with veteran Golf Coach and Teacher, Arlen Bento, Jr and Ken Pierce. Arlen demonstrates a drill to get to the top of the back swing in the proper sequence. They also work with the GolfGym PowerSwing Trainer to show how to build a stronger golf swing with resistance training. You can work on these simple golf fitness tips and golf swing drills at home or in your office
GolfGym Swing Tip #5 “The Transition” with Arlen Bento Jr. and Ken Pierce
In this GolfGym Swing Tip #5, “The Transition”, Arlen Bento, Jr. and Ken Pierce demonstrate a great drill that will help you transition from the back swing down into the impact position. This “Down” or “Drop” movement is critical to creating a more powerful golf swing and will help you to avoid the dreaded “over the top” movement that so many golfers struggle with. Arlen demonstrates how this is a classic movement performed by the great Byron Nelson. It is also a great movement in which to incorporate the GolfGym PowerSwing Trainer to improve your golf fitness.
Two GolfGym Balance Ball Drills for Better Rotation
Here are two simple but effective GolfGym Balance Ball Drills to help with your golf swing. Have some fun with these two drills to move from an “Arm Swinger” to developing Better Rotation in your golf swing. Ken Pierce add some fun to the drills.
GolfGym – One Piece Takeaway for a Better Golf Swing
Ken Pierce of GolfGym demonstrates Two Drills to Improve and Develop a One Piece Takeaway. Your golf swing should start with a good one piece takeaway. Tiger Woods, Brandt Snedeker and every other professional golfer starts with a good one piece takeaway. Easy to perform and very effective these simple drills will get your core involved so can feel the proper position.
Below is the exercise manual that comes with every GolfGym PowerSwing Trainer.It demonstrates the way to use the PowerSwing Trainer to improve strength and flexibility.
George “The Animal” Slupski won the 2010 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship – Senior Division with drive of 405 yards.
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Here is an exercise with George “The Animal” Slupski. He has been competing in Long Drive Competitions for nearly 15 years. Georges Credentials: 15-Times, World Long Drive Finalist Top 10 All-Time Money Leaders (World Long Drive Finals) 1 of only 6 Long Drive competitors to reach the Finals every year since RE/MAX has been the major sponsor (11 years) Winner of over 15 Professional Long Drive events. Winner of the 2011 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Senior Division with at 406 yard drive. Here is some video of a small part of his Power Drills with Jeffrey Fronk.
Ken Pierce demonstrates two warm up routines to get ready to step up to the first tee. Easy and simple, they will help to get your body ready for that first strike and the 1.5 seconds of explosive power.
Steven Grant using the PowerSwing Fan
Tom is playing great and his fitness is a big component. Many amateur golfers can’t even stand up straight on one foot for more than a few seconds. In the following pictures you see Tom in the PGA Tour Fitness Trailer not only balancing on one foot, but he is performing an entire movement pattern simulating a full golf swing.
Notice how far Tom rotates his shoulders both in the backswing and follow through. He even turns his head on the follow through…still balancing on just one foot. Now, that’s body control folks. A key to performing this exercise well is to focus on one point on the floor while standing straight up on one leg with your hands hanging off to your sides. Then when you get comfortable in that position, start to lower yourself into a golf posture placing your hands in front of you simulating holding a club. When you can go from straight to a golf posture several times, add the swing. I can tell you this, if you try to do the complete movement pattern right off the bat, you may be very frustrated. This exercise will not only challenge your balance, but work every stabilizing muscle in your lower body. Take your time with this and it will pay off for you. Oh, one more thing, do it on the other leg too! Good Luck. The GolfGym Team.
Hip Turn with Medicine Ball
This exercise is dealing with lower-body rotation. The difference is that you will perform this exercise while holding a medicine ball between your knees. This means your hips will go through a slightly reduced range of motion. Without the ball, for example, you may find that you are able to turn and drop your right leg to the side without your left shoulder coming up off the floor. When you try to get your left leg to stack on top of your right leg, perhaps your shoulder will pull off the floor.
Here, because the ball is preventing your left leg from being able to stack directly on top of the right leg, you may find your body able to perform the move properly. The medicine ball will also strengthen your hips, spinal rotators, and core.
Now, you’re dealing with eight pounds of resistance while you’re doing it. You also have to keep a firm squeeze on the medicine ball to hold it in place. Just about every known law of physics will back me up when I say that you definitely don’t want to loosen your grip on the ball when you’re in the knees-straight-up position.
How to do it:
Lie back on the floor or on a mat with your legs bent and a medicine ball squeezed between your knees. Place your arms out to your sides, palms down, to help stabilize you. Raise your legs by flexing at the hips. Your thighs should be perpendicular to the floor and your lower legs should be parallel to the floor. Both your hips and knees should be flexed at ninety degrees.
Slowly drop your hips to the right side until the outer part of your right leg touches the floor. Try to keep your left shoulder from coming up off the floor. Hold for a beat, then slowly return to the starting position. Don’t drop the ball—it will negatively impact more than just your golf game!
Hold the knees-straight- up position for a beat, then slowly drop your knees to the left side. Try to get the outer part of your left leg to touch the floor without your right shoulder lifting off the floor. Hold for a beat, then return to the starting position to complete the rep.
Do as many reps as you are capable of doing well. Doing three of them well is better than doing six poorly. You will definitely feel the separation and the rotation. Good Luck.