It’s All in the Hips


A busy lesson! Zach discusses the relationship between the hips and power, introduces a drill to improve hip rotation, and illustrates with examples from Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson. Plus the immortal Ben Hogan makes a guest appearance…

Key takeaways include:

• Initiate downswing with feet, knees and hips

• Allow club to trail and lag

• Impact should feel delayed–like a late hit


  1. Alistair Beaton says

    Sorry, Zach, I was intrigued with your impact drill but could not find the rhythm you showed in the video. In a session at the driving range I found it a sure-fire recipe for shanking.

  2. Zach

    in this video it seems as the right foot is lifting in contradiction to your rolling the right ankle video???

  3. hi Zack …this is perhaps the BEST full swing tip I have ever watched and used. I have using a more S&T design to my game and I do play to a 5 index but lately I have been feeling as though my swing is incomplete if that makes any sense. I think maybe because I was missing using my hips in my swing. This definitely applies to my full swing with all clubs…does it also apply to half and thee quarter swings?

    Thanks..I will be spending a lot of time here.


  4. Zack….love your teachings…I struggle with the concept of left wrist down at impact…I have been taught that (you guys) all do that coming down through impact which is one of the reasons you get such incredible ball striking …I don’t see that addressed on your site and I am wondering if that is ANOTHER idea I have wrong.