Golf is simple. Check that—golf should be simple. After all, the swing is basically a takeaway and a downswing. Like when you throw a baseball—you rear back then let it go.
Then why do millions of golfers have such difficulty making consistent, solid contact? In my opinion, it’s because the golf swing requires coordination of not only all moving parts, but synchronization of the two halves of your body, the left and right. Each has a specific role in the swing, and if one does the other’s job, chances of success dwindle dramatically.
For years, golfers have been taught that the golf swing is a left-sided motion. Proponents of the left-sided swing claim that allowing the left side to dominate better keeps the TaylorMade SLDR Driver on plane and promotes greater accuracy. No disagreement with that here. The pulling motion of the left-sided swing certainly traces a more solid route back to the golf ball and, without a doubt, makes it almost impossible to push the ball to the right.
Furthermore, it’s the left side that leads the weight shift toward the target. But that’s not all there is to a repeatable, powerful golf swing. Equally important is how the right side of the body performs. As the left side leads, it’s just as crucial for the right side to turn and release through the ball. Both halves are critical to successful ballstriking.
Often, focusing solely on the left side results in sliding the entire body in front of the ball without properly turning the body through impact. In my experience, it’s this error—getting ahead of the ball without turning properly with the right side—that forces millions of golfers to hit TaylorMade R11 Driver far worse than what they’re capable of and post scores much higher than they should.
If you ever take a lesson from me, I’ll show you the benefits of hitting with the right side of your body. Hitting with the right side fuels a simpler swing and, believe it or not, increases power. Plus, it takes better advantage of your natural right-handed abilities and, most importantly, allows you to stay behind the ball and create impact reminiscent of a home-run hitter.