Rotate vs. Bump for Power

Today’s prescription will help you generate more power and consistency in your golf swing. Watch as I explain and demonstrate the difference between bumping versus rotating through the golf swing and which one will lead to longer drives.

9 Responses to Rotate vs. Bump for Power

  1. Paul A. Lazare August 9, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

    I wanted to watch the Video on Rotate vs. Bump, but it wouldn’t play. Is there some other place I can watch this?

    • Keith @ GolfersRX August 11, 2018 at 8:02 am #

      It should be working now. thanks for letting us know!

  2. William Murdick September 24, 2018 at 8:37 pm #

    …led not lead to the creation….

  3. Bob Pegram September 25, 2018 at 12:28 am #

    It is BOTH! If the hips rotate but stay in the same place as at the top of the backswing, the weight will never transfer to the left foot where it should go. The golfer’s swing will spin out with his weight remaining on his right foot and he will come across the ball resulting in either a pull or, more likely, a slice.
    There shouldn’t be too much emphasis on either one. Your own hips slide slightly left from the top of the backswing past impact. It is obvious in the video. If they didn’t move left you would remain on your right foot and your swing would look terrible like the swings of many weekend golfers, most of whom slice because their hips don’t move toward the target on their downswings.

    • Quite The Chap September 29, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

      Hey Bob, the hips absolutely move, I agree, but I would say that this is an indication of weight transfer, not the ‘sliding/bumping’ of the hips. I you look at the best ball strikers on tour today (Billy Horshel, Adam Scott, etc.) they have a tiny amount of lateral hip movement. Most of it comes from the sequencing of the weight transfer and rotation. Thanks for watching!

  4. Martin September 25, 2018 at 5:33 am #

    Surely it’s bump and turn… not just bump. So there is rotation, and if you pause your videos at the point of impact you appear to have pretty much identical rotation in both. I thought the “bump” is just a queue to help get the body in the correct position to allow for the rotation (we have two legs, which makes it hard to rotate exactly around the centre without shifting weight). So, yes, rotation is obviously creating the power, the question should be, does “bump and turn” have any benefits over just turning, such as being easier on the joints, easier to perform, or promoting a more consistent golf swing (I believe shifting allows a slightly straighter path through the ball compared to rotating). If you could do a comparison between the two based on these kinds of questions then it would be much more informative. Cheers.

    • Quite The Chap September 29, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

      Hey Martin, I wouldn’t consider the ‘bump’ a queue but the rather the transfer of weight being the queue to start the sequencing of the downswing.

  5. Underdog September 25, 2018 at 8:08 am #

    Far too much emphasis is placed on hip rotation through impact. Shifting the weight cannot be over emphasized at the beginning of the downswing. If there is only 30% transfer of weight or less, hip rotation is a devastating train wreak. Really, if there’s enough transfer of weight (70% or more) then the arms swing the head, the hips WILL respond in sequence to the swinging head. Very little conscious rotation is needed.

    • Quite The Chap September 29, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

      Hey Underdog, transfer of weight is a must, I agree 100%.

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