GETTING MORE DISTANCE
BEST TIP: Maximize coil and keep body relaxed with
a light grip.
At address, keep most of your weight on right foot.
Widen your stance, with toes pointed out.
Tee ball high and hit it with an ascending blow.
Use a strong grip and light grip pressure.
Waggle to relax muscles and rehearse hinging of
Make a wide arc and strive for maximum extension.
Maximize coil and get left shoulder and hip behind
ball on backswing.
To maximize coil, don’t lift left foot on backswing.
Hinge wrists fully at top of backswing.
Be sure to complete the backswing to put the club
in the right position.
Don’t let your left arm bend at the top of the backswing.
Start your downswing by pointing the butt end of the club toward the
Relax arms, make a shallow approach, delay turning of shoulders
on downswing, let arms extend and pull shoulders into finish.
Accelerate the club slowly on downswing.
Rotate shaft through impact.
Try to generate maximum clubhead speed when the clubhead
passes the ball, not at or before impact.
Keep head and upper body behind ball throughout swing.
Try to keep your right heel on the ground longer on downswing to
help keep your body back.
Hit the ball on the upswing.
Throughout the swing, the only pressure point in your grip should be
at the point where the lower pad of your right thumb meets the
knuckle of your left thumb.
|A Small Move That Makes A Big Difference
Want extra distance without extra effort? If so, simply turn your shoulders a little farther on the
backswing. This extra coiling creates a greater swing arc and thereby produces greater leverage.
And the more leverage gained, the more clubspeed possible during the release. The results of that
little extra turn will reveal that power depends mainly on a full free swing and a delayed hitting
action, not upon a forced, speed-up tempo.
Tom's Golf Tips
|The key to hitting a golf ball far is a long
turn. The easiest way to accomplish this
is to make sure that your left knee doesn't
slide to the right on the backswing and
stays flexed throughout. (Opposite knee
for left-handed players.) Also, get your
shoulder behind the ball at the top of the
backswing. This ensures good weight
shift and allows for a longer swing.
Frank J. Peter