There aren’t too many people that complain about hitting the ball too far. Everyone would like to add some distance to their game and many would like to add significant distance. Before we go much further though, you have to remember that if you work on adding distance you also need to work on adding accuracy or you’ll find those tee shots that used to be going into the right rough will soon be going 30 yards further into the right rough!
There are two ways to add distance to your golf shots:
1. Increase the speed at which the club-head travels.
2. Consistently strike the ball on the “sweet spot” of the clubface.
This post with focus on club head speed.
The golf swing can be broken down into three general components: the body provides balance and support, the hands give the shot direction, and the arms provide much of the speed. Therefore, the faster you swing your arms – in rhythm – the faster the club-head (and the ball) will travel.
One of the best ways to improve the strength and speed with which you swing your arms is to swing a weighted golf club. Professional golfers and baseball players have been training with weighted clubs and bats for generations. By specifically strengthening the muscles in your hands, wrists, arms and shoulders, golfers can gain much better control of the club throughout the swing while also adding considerable club-head speed.
This golf tip was provided by Derek Thornley, Director of Instruction, Golf Institute at Fraserview. You can contact Derek at 604-257-6923 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.