By Cennydd Mills 
PGA Teaching Professional at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

This downswing drill using a simple sponge can dramatically improve your body sequencing and help you strike the ball much more powerfully. Most golfers understand that they have to start the downswing with their lower body going first, but that alone is not enough to fully grasp how the body should work correctly to deliver maximum force to the ball. Squeezing the water out of a sponge beneath your lead foot to get things starting down not only helps you begin the downswing with your lower half, it also helps you use the ground as leverage to generate power. Give it a go next time you’re on the range, or if you don’t have a sponge to hand, the drill can work well as a mental image too. Watch the video below to see me explain this tip.