Want to add more distance to your drives? These are the five steps

You just have to follow some basic keys to gain yards from the tee.

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Clubhead Speed. It’s something we talk about a lot. Maybe too much. But who can blame us? It is perhaps the most important component of modern-day golf, regardless of your ability level. Which is why on the Play Smart podcast, co-host Reed Howard and I just finished a five-episode mini-series where each 11-minute episode focused on a different element of swing speed. Connect them all together, and you’ll come out a smarter, better, faster golfer.

Let’s divide them all.

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1. Define the goal

Before you start lifting weights, speed training, and anything else you’ve planned on adding a few extra yards, step back and ask yourself a simple question: Why would you want more clubhead speed? Setting the big picture goal is an important part of your journey, as it will keep you focused on the prize. This is what will help you during the days when you feel lazy, and will help you move forward on the days when you don’t see any progress.

One reason, which we discuss in the podcast below, is that hitting the ball more, quite simply, makes golf easier! As long as you keep the ball in play, gaining an extra 10 yards will lower your hit rate by one, without having to change anything else.

2. Find a tool that can help

Once you’ve set a big picture goal, it’s often helpful to find a training aid or tool that can help you achieve it—and there’s no shortage of marketplaces.

the stack is a file The coaching assistance we write about so often. It’s more expensive, but it does come with some favourite. SuperSpeed ​​System It is a less expensive and affordable option, while below, I discuss (successful!), Mid-season experience with the hammock fan. Choose what fits your goal, and stick.

3. Refine your style

The best thing you can do in your game, when it comes to distance, is commit to some technical work with your coach. Explain your goal – that you want to hit the ball longer – and why. No good trainer will take long to help you seal up the energy leaks in your swing with a swing idea that can help you.

Top 100 golf instructor Chris Cuomo and his student Bryson DeChambeau have one who has had success with them: Feeling widening on the back swing, then narrowing it down on the swing.

You can listen below for the full explanation:

4. Your main muscle sequence

Anything you do, as we discuss in the podcast below, will involve training Major golf muscles. Strengthen it, stretch it, and learn to release it hard. for you golf swing sequence, which is the order in which it oscillates. It starts with shifting your weight, then rotating your body and arms, before finally releasing the racket with your wrists.

5. Intelligent and safe speed training

If you’re serious about adding clubhead speed, you’ll have to do a quick workout. This means setting aside a portion of the time in the range where you just practice swinging as hard as you can.

When we loosen up, it’s a useful way to exercise, but only if done correctly. Start with a few swings—even if it’s only five swings as hard as you can get—and slowly build your way up. Set yourself a goal, and keep pushing. With a little effort, you will be amazed at what you can achieve.

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Luke Kerr-Dineen is Game Improvement Editor for GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. In his role, he oversees game improvement content for the brand that includes help, equipment, and health and fitness across all multimedia platforms at GOLF.

An alumnus of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina – the Beaufort golf team, where he helped them number one in the NAIA National Rankings, Locke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. . His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek, and The Daily Beast.

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