Senior Golf Swing: 1/2 swings for Crazy Power!! In this video Terry explains how the senior golf swing can get plenty of power.

If your a senior golfer and you thought it was impossible to get crazy power in your golf swing take a look at the video above. The first thing you need to realize as any golfer is the way to power is not to sway off the golf ball. Just like all scratch golfers swinging around your spine is the easiest way to get the most power out or your golf swing. And just because it maybe a 3/4 swing does not mean you cannot get a good shoulder turn.

One of the keys to getting shoulder turn is to bend the left knee twards the right knee as you reach the top of the backswing. And when you put the club on plane and make the swing as efficient as possible you can get just as much compression as you need to hit solid long golf shots.

So as the club goes back in my mind I am stopping half way, but my momentum takes it back further. From the top of the backswing:

1. Drop the arms
2. Keep head behind the ball
3. Rotate release and throw club head to your target
4. Follow through

At impact I want my head to stay behind the ball on my right knee. The right knee is a good body marker for your head position. Staying on plane means to take the club away by keeping the club head outside your hands until the club shaft reaches parellel. And when the club comes back down to impact it will be in front of your body for perfect contact.

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  1. Thanks Terry! I'm a caster, trying in vain to swing instead. When I try to "Drop my arms" I toss the club. I know what is supposed to happen, I just can't get it right…

  2. This video ans the question on your other video about what starts the downswing Terry. Watch very close at the start of the video of you doing the backswing in slow motion , just before your backswing finishes your left hip has a slight lateral move which is correct and this is the move which causes the arms to drop .

  3. Terry, just played my 3rd round yesterday this year (prior injury limited playing) local 9 hole league play and shot 2 over. Made almost all greens in reg and missed a few putts that had a chance.
    I've noticed since changing my grip that my ball flight has more draw, the harder I swing the more draw, also a lower trajectory I've gained more distance but how do I restrict the from almost hooking it. I've tried different approaches but if I change grip too much I may loose the distance.
    Do irons make that much difference or does the ball position play a role?

  4. Terry…do you have any ideas or know of any adjustments I can make to swing around a bad left knee? I shift to the left, maybe too far left and I'm right handed, but I stand up at impact.

  5. I like this video.  Simple and effective.  It seems I have been loosing distance (never was long) the older I get.  The full swing was causing me all kinds of problems.  I think part of my distance problem is holding the wrist angle on the downswing.   Release early and loose club head speed at impact or to late and leave club face open.  Any suggestions?

  6. Terry, right on with this video…I'm about to turn 69 yrs. young and have a 10 handicap. I have about a 5/8 swing. with the shorter swing I promise anybody who try's the shorter swing you'll be able to keep better balance and swing faster and have a better follow thru and hit the ball farther than with trying to turn more than your body will feel good at doing and probably come out of the swing and miss hit the ball…good golf everybody….

  7. Terry im a 3 handicap the guys i play with want me to play the tips i am to old to play the tips but thats there rules 6 and below play the tips i have Ping answer 8.5 Titlest 7.5 Callaway 8.5 new Bertha i only mustard 250 with any of those drivers my speed is not there any more using a short or long back swing when i was young 340 a few times or about 270 average the guys that are young are blowing past me 60 yards yet i score well with putting the only thing that saves me i like the vid i can hit the stinger but not enough horse power anymore youll see that when you hit 70

  8. Refreshing
    So many teaching pros do not consider the age, flexibility and instead demonstrate a swing which is not realistic for the senior player. , Just leads to frustration and bad habits: overswinging etc

  9. I wish you golf swing gurus would define what you mean when you say "the club is square" at some point in the swing. Yours is NOT square to it's path; it's wide open to it's path when you say it's square.

  10. Great looking swing how do I transition this to the short game judging distance and making the proper swing mechanics from under 100 yds