- Jun 20, 2005
Has anyone had success with any "alternative" methods to find power in the golf swing? I catch glimpses of this power every now and again but it is very fleeting. The one thing that seemed to make a huge difference was practicing chi-gong which is not unlike tai-chi but less movement. One of the postures I practiced was a very simple posture that looks like you are standing but with slightly bent knees and arms out front (like you are holding a beach ball) - Initially I could only do this for a few minutes but as I practiced I could stand longer. The more you stand the more your "chi" sinks into your center (or power source) and you get this trmendous feeling of rootedness to the ground. It really became a totally different swing in that the power came from the ground up. I only "caught" this for a few rounds but it was truly magical as I probably hit each club about 40% farther.