Increase the distance of your golf shots by choosing the correct golf club and increasing club head speed; learn how the swish drill can help you increase your drive distance in this free golfing instruction video.
I’m going to talk about something that every person would like to do: create more distance. Everybody wants that extra 5-10 yards. The way you can clear that pond you’ve been having a problem with or that bunker, or you can impress your friends. The definition of distance is very simple: it’s mass time velocity squared. We took it junior high, then we forgot about it. The club head is the mass, the length of the shaft, the length of my arm and my physical ability or distance. So the reason we swing all golf clubs the same, in other words develop one good motion with our body, is because the clubs are the variables. If want to hit it farther, this is the sand wedge, I want to take out a 6 iron. The 6 iron has mass, has a longer shaft so it has a bigger arch, so I’ve got greater club head speed. I want to hit t even farther, I take out a driver. This is that new square driver. Guess what. Greatest mass, longest shaft, biggest arch: I’m going to hit the ball farther. My arms swing the same speed. It’s the club that swings faster. No matter what club I have, my arms are the same length. Now, what’s the only thing that you can do to increase your club head speed. Think about this. The only thing you can do is swing your arms faster. Elbow to shoulder. The faster I swing my arms, the greater the club head speed. Now, you can hear distance. Here’s you typical, forget it ladies, ladylike swing. Take it back. Now, here’s your typical male swing. And here’s my swing. All I did was swing my arms faster. That’s called the swish drill. You swing it back, you set an angle, take your arm and swish it. Then after you do that, you put both hands on the club, swing it back, swish it. At first you lose a little control, but if you practice it you’ll increase your distance, and while your parameter goes like that for accuracy, it comes right back to the center. So you want to hit it farther, go ahead and swing your arms faster and you’ll hit it farther, I guarantee.
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- Golf Swing Consistency Tips
- Long vs. Short Putters
- Dealing with Performance Anxiety when Putting
- Increasing Drive Distance in Golf
- Using Hybrid Golf Clubs
- Using the Sand Wedge
- Golf Swing Alignment Techniques
- Overview of the Golf Swing
- Golf Ball Position Tips
- Overview of Golf Club Grips
- The Top 4 Golfing Mistakes