By Kiel Christianson
The golf swing is a minor miracle of speed and timing.
To maximize power and home in on the target, timing is critical. As the club goes through the hitting area, your weight should be shifting, too, from back to front, following the momentum of the swing down the line.
It's always interesting to watch how some naturally athletic people have such trouble grooving an athletic golf swing. The old high school jock gets onto the tee and suddenly loses his sense of timing – he's inexplicably all arms and then falls off his back foot on the follow through, staggering around like someone shot him in the forehead with an air gun.
In this video swing tip, Justin Bruton, Director of Golf at the Biltmore Golf Academy in Miami, Fla., demonstrates a remarkably simple drill to get the feeling for accelerating through the impact zone and shifting your weight.
You don't even need a ball (or even a club) to work on this drill, which focuses on the athletic, powerful nature of the golf swing, synching the timing of the dominant arm and the weight shift.
After all, in golf, like life, timing is (almost) everything.