Would you like to swing slower but hit the golf ball further like all the best players? Well in this video Ali will show you why you have lost distance or miss out of extra yards but most importantly how to correct it.
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So you've hit your tee shot middle of the fairway.
You've got 150 yards to the flag, and do you remember the good old days when you used to hit seven iron or 810 150 yards, but no longer now you set up over your shot.
You feel like you've struck it.
Well, it's all over the flag and it drops down short now the way most golfers fix.
That is, they know potentially they're swinging too slow.
So what they end up doing is saying right: I'm going to swing a little bit quicker at this one see if I can get it there.
Ah, but they hit that awful shot and the playing partners say you swung too quick there.
You need to slow down, but unfortunately we're fully aware that when you swing slower, the ball goes shorter or does it by the end of today's video, I'm going to show you how you can slow your swing down and actually hit the ball further, and let's get you back to hitting this club the correct distance right.
So the big difference is the amount of loft that's presented at impact.
I'm going to show you what most of you guys are doing, but, most importantly, what the top players in the world do and how we can get you doing it just like them right.
So when you look at every golfer from that address position, they'll generally work the club back up to the top.
However they need.
But what you see with all kind of a majority of club golfers, is at impact.
We see the shaft straight up, maybe even a little behind presenting lots and lots of loft to the golf ball, whereas we see very opposite with the best players in the world by impact we get that shaft leaning forward the body turning out the way, and then they just compress the golf ball get a lot more ball speed and that's why they hit the ball further, even though they swing quicker.
So the biggest cause of the two different impact positions is actually where the club gets on the way down.
So as the club gets down to about waist height, what you see with a lot of club golfers is that leading edge is pointing straight to the sky or even back behind the golfer, whereas the better players in the world that leading edge is much more like the spine angle.
So what we're going to do is there's a couple of ways.
You can do it one if you've got your grip in a relatively weak position.
So if you were to lift the club up, you can open the club a lot more than you can close it.
We could move the hands a little bit to the right hand side.
So if you have got a weak grip, try this as well as what I'm going to talk about.
But what we're going to try is on the way back, we're going to try and feel that the club face stays looking down at the ball longer, so that leading edge is at the spine angle and as you start down, I want to feel like you're trying to get your knuckles more down to the ground and, as you do, that that becomes much more of your impact position.
So I'm gonna try that on a couple of little half swings first and then we'll build up to that full swing, so we're gonna get back to waist height with that spine angle and then through so we're set up as normal, which is a little half swing and noticeably that one sets off really low and even with that little half swing that actually got as far as the full shot I hit before and I'll be honest.
I practiced this a huge amount because I definitely don't get here at impact, but I definitely don't get as far forward as I would like.
So, let's try one more of those half swings and again there is part of me that thinks I should just go around hitting those all the time.
But if you can definitely work on that- and I do think it'll make- you also feel like as you're coming down.
You can keep turning your body out the way, because, when that club face is in your position at the moment, if you were to get shaft lean, that ball is going to head straight out to the right.
So what we tend to see is when the club face is open.
The body stops the hands and arms keep going and that's how we're going to square it up and, like I said you can hit some very good shots with that, but they'll be high.
They'll be soft and you'll definitely be losing distance, so we're going to have that little half swing as the practice and now we're going to hit a nice full shot into the green and such a better fly all over the flag, and it's just blind.
But when we get up there, we'll see where that one's finished, and I honestly think, if you can do this, like I said you can afford to swing slower and as a coach, I like people to swing quickly, but definitely when golfers slow down, there's a little bit more awareness as to what they're doing, whereas when they swing flat out, they tend to lose that feel, lose the strike lose the shot and it's really hard to commit to.
So let's go one more little half swing as a practice and then let's hit another one into the green again absolutely ripped.
It love that feeling and like I said, if you can do, that, you can swing slower and hit the ball further and get all that old distance back right.
So we can see from where that first one's landed compared to the second one, a massive difference in distance and if anything, I've swung slightly slower.
But I've got the ball coming off the club face quicker because of less loft, better compression.
For any of you guys out.
There love it a higher smash factor, but such a big difference, and if you can start getting into that impact position, you're going to pick up some serious yardage and hit much shorter shots into the green.
So I can't guarantee that all your shots are going to end up.
That close, I even guarantee most of mine are going to end up that close.
But if you can really work on that impact position, it is something that probably 99 of golfers that I see struggle with and I'm sure if you're watching the video, you probably be honest comment below.
Is it something you struggle with up until now? Hopefully, though, you've worked through the video with me delivering the club better swinging slower, hitting the ball further and scoring better so, as ever guys hope, you've enjoyed the video.
If you have like it and share it, comment below and I'll get back to as many people as I can there's another video just there that hopefully you're going to enjoy hopefully catch up with soon guys down here soon stay in contact.
Go Smooth on the Way Back
You want a slow, smooth takeaway to set up the proper tempo for the entire swing. Otherwise, it's impossible to get the 3:1. It's not to say you shouldn't take it back “fast” but that means you need to have the swing fundamentals to allow an even faster downswing.
- Don't use a shaft that is too heavy. One of the biggest killers of clubhead speed is a golf club that is too heavy. ...
- Strengthen your golf muscles. ...
- Use a lighter shaft. ...
- Improve your flexibility. ...
- Adjust your grip. ...
- Use a longer club. ...
- Shorten your backswing. ...
- Use speed-maximizing clubs.
Shortening your backswing and pausing briefly at the top is the simplest way to slow down your golf swing. A shorter backswing gives you the feeling of restricted power, prompting you to activate shoulder and hip turn instead of relying on your arms to generate speed.What happens if your backswing is too fast? ›
In golf the body gets out of sync with the arms when the back swing is too fast. To stay in sync use a smooth constant take away to the top and keep the arms and body moving as a unit. A solid connection of the arms and torso is paramount.How far should a 70 year old man hit a driver? ›
|Club||Men (Distance in Yards)||Women (Distance in Yards)|
How far should a senior hit a driver? Most senior golfers will hit a driver between 185 and 200 yards. This number has changed slightly in the last few years and tends to be a little higher than you may have seen in the past.How far should a 65 year old man be able to drive a golf ball? ›
|Age Range||Average Driver Distance|
|All Golfers||219 yards|
If you have plenty of green to work with and you want the ball to run up to the hole, a 54-degree wedge is a good choice. If you are in a bunker 40 yards from the hole, I still think the 54-degree wedge is the best choice.How can I improve my golf swing accuracy? ›
- Keep Flex in Your Wrist at Impact. ...
- Club Head First Followed By Your Feet. ...
- Practice With Low-Trajectory Shots. ...
- Point Your Knee to the Ball. ...
- Improve Your Visualization Methods. ...
- Use Speed to Control the Trajectory. ...
- Use a box to get Rid of That Slice.
The correct movement should be a gradually increasing club head speed which reaches maximum velocity just before, during, and after impact. Hitting from the top not only wastes power in an inefficient part of the swing, it can also cause problems with the swing path.
The calculation is fairly simple: Smash Factor is derived by dividing your ball speed by your club head speed. As a reference, the ideal Smash Factor (i.e., a shot in which there is a perfect amount of energy transfer), is 1.5. This represents the gold standard of Smash Factor measurements.Does strength affect swing speed? ›
Grip strength tends to be higher in stronger people. So yes, there is a relationship between grip strength & swing speed…but it's mainly because of their overall body strength being greater. Not just their grip.What is the benefit of a slow backswing in golf? ›
Taking it back low and slow promotes a wide swing (in contrast to narrow and constricted), which itself promotes greater distance in shots. It also promotes good tempo and crucially, a proper acceleration through the ball.Is it good to pause at top of backswing? ›
One of the best ways to improve your control is to add time to your pause at the top of the backswing. This pause will prevent you from rushing through the swing, and it will make it easier to stay on plane coming down toward impact.Does swing speed decrease with age? ›
Average Senior Golf Swing Speeds
Most golfers around this age have lower golf swing speed or find it difficult to go above 90 mph. Generally, you'll lose around 5 mph every time you add 10 more years. That's why maintaining the right equipment, physical/strength training will help as you get older.
What happens if you don't get all the way there? It puts the bottom of your swing arc farther back, probably behind the ball. Unless you make some other compensation in your swing, you're going to mis-hit the shot.When should I stop backswing? ›
A good, full backswing generally should end when the club is pointing between 2 and 3 o'clock, if we were to imagine clock hour hands anchored at the grip end of your club.What are the best irons for distance? ›
|Srixon ZX5 Mk II Check Price||97.6|
|Inesis 900 Forged Check Price||96.2|
|New Level 902-OS Forged Check Price||94.5|
|Mizuno Pro 225 Check Price||92.1|
At slow and mid speeds, the range balls are about four yards shorter than the average ball. At higher swing speeds, the distance gap creeps above seven yards.Do you hit further off a tee? ›
It's all about friction. For golfers who hit up on the ball at impact (positive angle of attack), the ball lifts cleanly off a traditional tee, thus reducing friction between the golf ball and the tee. That means no matter what tee is used, there's no measurable difference in spin or distance between tee styles.
- 1 – STOP BAD TRAINING HABITS. Practice hitting line drives, not home runs. ...
- 2 – STAY LOOSE TO INCREASE BAT SPEED. ...
- 3 – MAKE SURE SWING SEQUENCE IS CORRECT.
- Lighter shaft. ...
- Extend Your Shaft. ...
- Swing Weight. ...
- Shallow the Club. ...
- Optimize Hip and Shoulder Turn. ...
- Strengthen Core Golf Muscles. ...
- Reduce Grip Pressure. ...
- Rotate Wrists Through Impact.
- Start smart. ...
- Try alternate forms of play to speed up your round. ...
- Minimize your time on the tee. ...
- Plan your shot before you get to your ball. ...
- Keep your pre-shot routine short. ...
- Aim to play in 20 seconds. ...
- Develop an eye for distance. ...
- When sharing a cart, use a buddy system.
If you're not shifting your weight enough — or “sliding” it around too much — it messes with the sequence of your downswing, which makes it less efficient and powerful.How do I guess my swing speed? ›
- Hit balls with your 7-iron until you're nice and warm.
- Take note of what your maximum speed is with your 7-iron.
- Multiply that number by 1.18 — that, according to Sasho's research, is the average 7 iron-to-driver ratio.
- That number is your “expected driver speed.”
- Set Goals. If you want to improve your golf game, the first thing you should do is set goals for yourself – both short term and long term. ...
- Get Fitted. ...
- Experiment with your swing. ...
- Swing more. ...
- Focus on Fitness. ...
- Create a Routine. ...
- Hold your pose after every shot. ...
- Play more practice rounds.
- Focus on Your Short Game. ...
- Use a Tee. ...
- Be Prepared Physically. ...
- Work on Your Alignment. ...
- Practice with a Purpose. ...
- Practice with a Bad Ball. ...
- Focus on the Small Stuff. ...
- Conserve Energy.