Two keys to power
By T.J. TOMASI
Power. Everybody needs it; everybody wants it. The question is how to create power in your golf swing, and the answer is twofold: levers and coil.
You must create levers because levers are multipliers of power. If you look at Ernie Els in the address position below, with his arms in front of his body, you will see that there are no levers, no angles of power. It’s the role of the backswing to create power angles, and the downswing to release these angles at just the right time to produce the clubhead velocity you need to hit the golf ball a long way.
Coil is the second characteristic that allows you to achieve your power potential, and as with leverage, there is no coil in the address position. Coil is a ratio produced when you set one part of your body against another, creating potential energy at the top of your swing that is ratcheted up through the levers as it is delivered to the ball.