The Swing Governor™ targets and engages the bodies Core Muscles.
When the Swing Governor™ is squeezed between the legs, just above the
knees, it engages the Inner-leg & Core muscles that
assist with :
Backswing - Sequential Coiling
- Downswing - Initiates the "bump" & Kinetic Chain Sequence
Visualization: Visualization allows our body to
perform a task, in relation to an object. We use visualization
to execute our golf shots. The Core muscles are also
called the Anticipatory muscles ,however they must be activated
to be effective. The Swing Governor™ is very effective in
activating these Core Muscles. When
your body knows where to go, it will get there much more
players with good golf swings, maintain Balance by taking care
of Balance at address. Once you create dynamic balance at
address, you are well on the way to maintaining overall balance
during the entire swing, thus producing greater consistency.
When you swing a club, you produce Centrifugal forces that can
easily pull you out of balance. When this happens, the body goes
into survival mode and your shot making and technique is
compromised. The Swing Governor™ is the training tool to keep
your balance in check throughout the entire golf swing by
triggering the Core muscles ( Transverse Abdominus ) which is
the body's natural Stabilizing muscles.
The Bump : The bump is widely mentioned by Tour Pros as the critical move to initiate the downswing. With the
Swing Governor™ installed between the legs, moving from Address into the Imapct position, creates the precise movement of the bump. When at this correct Impact position, the Swing Governor is on the verge of slipping out. So at the top of your backswing, your first downswing move should be to move your lower body to the postion you felt at "impact" . This will cause the Swing Governor to slip out, enabling the upperbody to release into the impact zone
Backswing - Sequential Coiling & Centrifugal Acceleration :
Good players coil without any effort. They turn each segment of
their body only small amounts in the right sequence, to achieve
a relaxed and effortless shoulder turn. The Swing Governor™ with its
patented design, governs the Hip turn in stages, to ensure this
backswing sequential coil. During the Downswing the Swing Governor™ bumps the front leg back so it "Posts" or straightens.This momentarily decelerates the hips and "anchors" the lower body. This action of the hips "decelerating" makes the shoulders, hands & club whip through to impact due to the centrifugal acceleration that has been generated.. Proper sequence of
motion generates Centrifugal Acceleration
Downswing - Kinetic Chain Sequence: This intricate action seperates club golfers from the Pros. Just as we have turned back in sequence, we need to come down in sequence, however with each body segment (Hips,Shoulders & Arms) generating maximum rotation in sequence. Unfortunately the tendency here is to start the "hit" with either the hands or the shoulders instead of the hips. This is where the Swing Governor drill is invaluable in being able to initiate the "bump" which will ensure the hips start the downswing see Kinetic Chain Drills
It activates the
Core Stability the body's stabilizing muscles, so the
body is balanced, promoting good posture & technique.
Aligns - feet
- to improve your
aim and direction
2. Take away:
The Swing Governor™ ensures a
smooth one piece takeaway, by initially restricting your hips from
activating too early in your swing.
Centrifugal power is generated by the lower body resisting the turning of the upper body
It restricts the Hips from
rotating too far back,
increasing your X Factor
It keeps the rear leg in the
position it was at address
Weight shift on the Backswing will
compress the spring in the Swing Governor™ .
The spring in the Swing Governor™ now fully
compressed, will assist in initiating
the downswing with the Hips, a crucial move according to Ben Hogan
The Swing Governor™ then bumps the front leg forward and perpendicular, so it "posts". This momentarily decelerates the hips which assist centrifugal force to release the shoulders, hands & club down into the ball
The Hips are now open at impact, with the front leg
posted, promoting the body to swing
the arms & club through the impact zone with centrifugal acceleration.
The Swing Governor™ slides out prior to impact, due to the front leg straightening and the rear leg moving forward. (The rear pad design and the internal spring also assist with the slide out.)
6. Follow Through:
The Swing Governor™ is completely out of the way, and the inertia of the downswing flings the body through to the finnish position.
This has all been done
without any real
The Swing Governor™ is also very effective in the short
game, especially putting. A solid base will improve your
putting, and you will be amazed how much you actually
move your legs while putting without the Swing Governor™.
Note: The Swing Governor™ will not release on the follow
through when used in the short game.
4.Putting (Between your