Understanding the science behind golf swings can help improve technique and accuracy. Learn about centrifugal force as it relates to golfing with help from an experienced golf instructor in this free video on golf tips.
Hello, my name is Conan Elliott and I'm Director of Instruction here at Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas, Washington. Today we're going to talk about scientific golf swing tips. What you need for this is a golf club; a golf ball and an open mind; an open mind to the fact of the physics of the golf swing. Well, scientific golf swing tips basically is what is the science of a golf swing; what creates the golf club, enough energy and enough speed to make, propel the ball forward toward their target. Well, it comes back to physics; the same old thing we use in school. It's the fact that when we swing or create a circle, what is, what is moving on the outside of that circle; the far end of the circle is going with centrifugal force and even though I maybe turning, I'm not working very hard with my body; but the golf club is moving very fast on this end out here. That's the hardest part for people to concede is that, we feel like we need to do it with our arms and our hands and try to make the club go faster with our body; when really all we go to do is understand the principle of centrifugal force of swinging the club around the thick center. A lot like a tatter ball; you got to pull rope in the ball. You hit the ball; well, that ball really takes off around that tatter pole because of the centrifugal force. You drive too fast around the bin. You turn the circle, centrifugal force pulls your car off the road. Skier, you're behind a boat ski; the boat suddenly turns; the boat slows down; the skiers speeds up as he creates the circle. It's the same thing here. We just mainly want to keep our spine still so that it's the center or the pole and our arms and the golf club are the rope and our golf club does all the work with centrifugal force. So we're going to setup, so we keep our spine still and we're literally going a turn around our spine and create a circle. It's going to turn and re-turn. Then you'll see in there that my energy wasn't very high as far as my physical body goes. But my speed on my golf club was probably up around a hundred mile an hour or so. This is Conan Elliott and that's some scientific golf swing tips.