Surely one of the main thoughts of the golfer is to try to pull the ball longer and longer. It is for this reason that the producers of sticks continue to invest in research and technology to improve the products but above all invest in advertising and communication to affect the mental/psychological aspect of the golfer by publishing tests of length and performance of the new sticks. It’s all true in the last 25 years we have witnessed a revolution in materials and their dynamics of shooting both sticks and balls.
We must also say that the maximum benefit is when a swing is performed correctly, being able to increase the speed of the clubhead on impact is definitely the element that will allow you to increase the distance regardless of the brand of the stick that you will use.
In order to prevent the golf clubs from becoming too powerful, the USGA and R & A have imposed limits on the COR (Coefficient of Restitution) and the volume of the clubhead, but we will talk about this in another article: https: // www. thoughtco.com/what-is-cor-1563310 . All manufacturers have clearly reached the limits and therefore have limited the ability to push the club face by focusing on the flight of the ball with a combination of weight shift and the possibility of changing lofts depending on the field conditions.
No golf club will allow you to shoot longer than another if the speed of the clubhead on impact is the same.
Our advice is to focus on the swing, if only 1/10th part of what is invested in the new equipment in lessons and practice balls is invested in imrpving the swing you would immediately see great improvements. If you want an empirical test of what is stated is very easy, the first time you go in the field practice try your stick that you think is not good for a player with at least 3 of hcp and you will realize that miraculously that stick will begin to fly long and straight as you’ve never seen it done.
Returning to our initial title, here are some tips to try in the field to pull the Driver longer and if you can put them into practice we are sure that you will have great satisfaction.
- Take a slightly wider position than usual for a more stable base and to encourage some resistance in loading.
- Keep your right shoulder slightly lower.
- In the address, put about 60% of your weight on your right side.
- Place the ball slightly forward (right at the big toe) and leave the tee slightly higher.
- It performs a large rotation of the shoulders in the loading (backswing), ensuring that the left shoulder goes over the right kneecap.
- Make sure there is enough resistance in the hips and legs. Do not bend or stretch your knees too much when turning.
- At the top of the backswing, transfer the weight of the body by focusing on the belt buckle. Feel as if you were rotating around the belt buckle, like a wheel, turning as fast as you can towards the lens. This is a very different feeling than starting the downswing with hands and arms.
- Keep a good rhythm and time during the swing. Any loss of balance will most likely result in a very bad blow, which will nullify anything else you have done.