Who doesn’t want more club head speed? This is one of the simplest ways you can boost your club head speed and start hitting longer drives.
This warm-up swing forces your golf swing to have a longer, wider arc. The longer the arc of your golf swing the more time you have to speed up the club head, which is exactly what you want to do.
Widening the arc of your swing also helps prevent you from swinging from the outside-in (which is what causes a slice). Starting a warm-up swing with the club head held out in front of you makes it practically impossible to swing outside-in. So if you slice the golf ball this is an especially good warm up.
This practice golf swing has one more advantage. Many players strike the ground on their warm up swing, whether they are getting ready for a drive or a 100 yard pitch shot.
This subconsciously trains your mind to strike the ground first not the ball (this is almost always a problem, unless you are hitting out of a bunker). If you are doing this you are literally training yourself to hit fat shots.
You want to train your brain to hit the ball first, so starting your practice swing up off the ground takes your focus off the ground and puts it on your swing and the golf ball (the two most important things in golf).
On the downswing of your practice swing just skim the grass, there is no purpose to hitting the ground (your golf scores and the greenskeeper will be thanking you).
If you want to start hitting longer more consistent drives try using the practice swing in the video above.
For more great golf tips like this check out Marc Minier’s “Squaring It Up”.
For Better Golf,
Head Golf Nut, OHP
Thank you for the great info, CGG…
Thanks for the great info, CGG…
Balance: Put your feet together and try to hit balls like that. Don’t worry so much where it goes but more on miankg solid contact with the ball. Tempo: Try to count in your head with your swing. I was taught to think 1-2-3 and 4 [at the pace of a regular clock ticking seconds, where you start taking your club into your backswing at 3 and start your downswing at 4]To keep yourself in the swing make sure you actually look at the whole duration of your swing. Literally see it as it connects with the ball. As with the majority of golf drills, don’t attempt to do ALL of this in one practice session. Split it up. Try working on your balance one day and tempo the next. All of our golf games are a work in progress =] Hope this helps you.
wow, im wasting my brteah here. okay here’s a quote from jeff ritter, who is one of the most well loved young golf instructors in the world, has had many articles published in various golf magazines. It has permanently been understood that the club, certainly does not permanently go on the exact same plane right through the swing. Modern One-Plane swingers by this definition are Seeker Mahan and Rory McIlroy. I can find more if you’d like. And you’ll forgive me if I take his opinion over yours
The two best golfers of all time Tiger and Jack use tons of leg drive. This is the prlbeom with golf pro’s nowadays. If you’re a very handsy player with upper-body strength, you want little leg drive, like Arnold Palmer. If you’re weak in the hands like Jack, you want tons of leg drive. Tiger is a mixture of both, however he is more toward the leg-drive swing in my opinion. The golf swing is not a one size fits all type of thing. And the swing hasn’t changed in 100 years.
he swings raehtr upright, and stands closer to the ball at address compared to what the thought of a traditional one planer is but this is very well loved at the moment. if you want to see the difference between is shaft slant at address and how it relates to the angles right through his swing, take a look at wanyne defrancesco’s swing analysis here on youtube, you’ll see the his angles match up better than some of the more traditional one planers, its similar to say and anthony kim
That’s a wise answer to a tricky queoitsn