Here’s another valuable video tip for you from Re-Max
Long Drive Hall of Famer Mike Gorton, check it out and
read the tip below too, it’s about how to stop”yanking”
your golf club from the top…
A BIG problem for most high handicappers and goes
something like this:
You’re on the tee box staring down a 550 yard par 5. You need a
good long drive here. So you take a couple easy practice swings
with your driver… line up your shot… take the club back…
then — somewhere in the back of your mind — a little voice
whispers to unload with everything you have.
And that’s where the problem lies -You need to understand Release
and how to maintain that stored power and deliver it to the golf ball.
You should NOT be thinking about “unloading” anything at the
top of your swing. This leads to one of the biggest
power-robbers ever conceived by man or beast — the dreaded
“yank” from the top. It activates your left shoulder, arms and
hands (ALL of which should remain loose and tension free) and
promotes a poor pivot (because your brain thinks your power is
coming from the “yank” — which is doesn’t. It comes from the
PIVOT). You ultimately waste all your before you even get to the ball
and end up slapping at it…weak shot -not good.
The classic “yank” also results in your arms and hands coming
“over-the-top”, pulling the club off-plane, and eratic shots
that spray the course like buck shot.
Okay… so here’s the big tip of the day.
You must think “slower” and allow your pivot to take over your
swing. Let the club accelerate near the ball instead of
“blowing your wad” at the top. Think to yourself “I’m just
gonna hit a nice easy shot about 180 yards”. Do that and “whap”
— suddenly your shots are longer, straighter, and a heck of a
lot more consistent.
Don’t worry about how long you need to hit it, or “hitting it
hard”, or getting the club to the ball quickly, or anything
like that. This is what prompts your brain into activating the
“yank”.Don’t think Hit –Think Wait! – and since the driver is
a longer club it’s going to take that much longer get back to the
ball…It should almost feel like slo-motion…it should’t feel
quick at all.
Instead be patient and concentrate on keeping your left
shoulder, your arms and wrists loose and limber. No tension.
Do this and you’ll instantly have a slower, smoother,
effortless looking power swing (your buddies will swear
you’re just coasting).
If it feels fast, it’s not. If it feels slow and easy, it’s
fast. How’s that for irony.
If you want to learn more about adding massive power to your
drives by “keeping it slow and easy” Click On This Link
Thanks – for better golf!