By Shawn McConnon

February 25, 2022

Are You Using The Ground in Your Golf Swing?

Using Ground forces in the golf swing can take your golf game to the next level.

Once you learn how and when to use the ground your swing will begin to click.

You'll gain more consistency, better tempo and more distance.

Sounds good, right?

Here is a helpful rule to live by...

**Force Precedes Motion**

Meaning... you apply pressure then move. You want to physically push into the ground.

Some examples...

Professionals apply pressure to move during the backswing. Often times you can see this as their "trigger move."

In the downswing golfers are using force/pressure to push up and back to help rotate and transfer energy to the club.

Use Ground Forces Early in Downswing

In the image below... the golfer on left uses the ground way too late.

There is not enough time for him to recover and transfer this energy to the club. 

He does a much better job (right side) and creates the same amount of pressure at start of downswing.

This will give him enough time to transfer this energy the club in his golf swing.

You have to land/fall on your lead side to create this force into the ground in your transition.

Correct ground force in golf swing

Image on left the pressure shift is too late. Image on left shows same amount of force but at start of downswing.

Result of Using Ground Forces Correctly

before and after of ground forces

Using the ground forces correctly has helped this golfer post up and create a better impact position.

In the before image, you can see the saggy knees and this results in no transfer of energy to the club.

In the after image, the golfer is posted (like the pros) and a transfer of energy to the club. 

This post up move also helps create a flat spot in the impact zone creating more consistent contact.

What Are Your Thoughts on Ground Forces in the Golf Swing?

Hopefully, this video and commentary helped you understand how to use the ground to your advantage in the swing. 

I'd love to hear from you, so drop a comment below..

About the author

Shawn is the founder of UpGlove. He started UpGlove to solve his own problem of getting an affordable player's glove. Shawn is a single-digit Handicap and loves to play different courses throughout Tampa Bay. He also enjoys taking his two doggies Brutus & Champi for long walks.

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