Improve your sequencing (and add clubhead speed!) with this drill

andrew rice swings alignment stick

Having proper sequencing is key for generating easy power.

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Sequencing is a key element of a high-level swing. If you can learn to sequence your swing correctly, you’ll be well on your way to consistent strikes and efficient power.

So, what exactly is sequencing? In simple terms, it’s the way in which each component of your body moves during the swing. When you make a swing, the different parts of your body (hips, torso, arms, etc.) move at different times. But in order to swing efficiently, it’s essential they move in the correct order.

Getting your different body parts to actually move in this correct order is far from simple. In the short amount of time it takes to make a swing, there’s plenty that can get out of whack. But if you can teach yourself to learn the proper sequencing, you’ll be amazed at what it can do for your game.

For more on how to teach yourself to feel the correct sequencing, we turn to GOLF Top 100 Teacher Andrew Rice.

Drill for sequencing

For Rice’s drill, grab an alignment stick and hold it like a club. Make a few swings, but when you do try to get the stick to make a “whooshing” sound in the air.

In order to do so — and to make the “whooshing” louder – you’ll notice yourself making some key moves, such as pushing up off the ground with your legs and releasing the stick with your wrists through impact. This is sequencing in action.

Continue making these swings and try to make the “whooshing” louder and louder. As you do, you’ll slowly get a feel for what you need to do with your body to create the proper sequencing.

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Zephyr Melton is an assistant editor for where he spends his days blogging, producing and editing. Prior to joining the team at GOLF, he attended the University of Texas followed by stops with the Texas Golf Association, Team USA, the Green Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He assists on all things instruction and covers amateur and women’s golf. He can be reached at