Everyone wants Hit the ball farther And straightening up, but it’s not always easy. Here are five tips to help you add distance and reduce distractions.
1. Master the setup
I see two common mistakes when driving: standing the wrong distance from the ball and being fouled position display. Here’s how to fix both.
distance from the ball – Since the ball is wet upwards, it is important to move away from it a little. To find the correct distance from the ball, take your setup and hold the club head as high as the ball. If the ball is not in the center, adjust the distance between you and the ball.
position display – The width of your stance is key to getting a faster swing because it allows your body to move freely. One of the biggest mistakes I see players make is putting their feet too wide or too narrow. If the stance is too wide, a full turn is difficult to make, and it also entails the need to move away from the ball a lot. When the stance is too tight, it makes it difficult to maintain balance and push off the ground. To find your correct stance width, swing your driver so your feet are wider than shoulder-width apart and about hip-width apart. Try to find the widest stance possible without impeding body rotation or excessive head movement.
2. Watch your backswing speed
A common mistake golfers make when trying to increase club speed is to speed up their swing back. I prefer my students to have their meal slower – the slower they start, the more potential speed they can build on the swing. I like the backswing to be about half the downward speed. I always say it’s easier to go back at 50 mph and go down at 100 mph vs to go back at 75 mph and go down at 150 mph.
3. Facilitate the transition
moving in Arguably the most important part of swinging. If the golfer isn’t solid here, he won’t have much chance of hitting hard. You don’t want to wobble or snap in your transition, but you do want to feel a gradual change of direction. Think of how a pitcher throws a ball at 100 miles per hour. During the finish, the lower body begins to move forward. Try the step and swing exercise to work out this feeling.
4. Hitting the sweet spot
Everything golfers do setting and swinging is essential to driving long distances, but contact in the center of the clubfront is most important. For the center contact groove, place a face bar on the driver and swing a little slower. You will increase the speed of the ball as it hits the center of the face more uniformly.
5. Hit from the bottom
You may have been told not to hit from above. This means don’t hit the gas in the downward direction the moment you complete the backward swing. I agree. But the most useful phrase is “hit from below”. Let go of the throttle until it is about halfway down. If you take a quick, slow, wide stride and refrain from coming down too hard to start the descent, you’ll have a lot of speed to effect. You know you’re swinging fast in the right spot so you can lie in the ball without losing your balance.
Kevin Sprecher is a Top 100 golf instructors He is Director of Instructions at Sleepy Hollow GC in Briarcliff Manor, New York.