Every golfer’s goal is to smack the ball off the tee straight down the fairway. If you want to score on long par 5s, you must drive the ball well off the tee. If you don’t, you cut down your chances of hitting the green in regulation. This makes it hard to score on some holes. A tight swing is one reason why you may lack power. Tight swings lack the power-driven “snap” through the ball that produces these mammoth drives.
Below are six steps to hitting mammoth drives:
- Takes a slightly wider stance than normal
- Extend your arms as you go back
- Increase the amount of bend in your right arm
- Try to re-create the left arm position coming down
- Rotate your hips and upper body
- Extend both arms through the ball
Using your arm muscles and biceps to drive the ball longer doesn’t work. You must increase the “snap” in your swing by increasing the bend in your right arm, increasing lag.
Address the ball with a slightly wide stance. Now take the club back as you normally do, but keep your left arm parallel to the ground as you go back. This forces you to extend both arms to the max during the swing.
Next, you need to come down from the top and as you do, try to re-create the parallel left arm position achieved on the way up. Now rotate your hips and upper body while pulling down your right elbow.
“Crack the whip” by extending both arms through the ball, boosting swing speed through impact. It should feel like your transferring the energy stored in your bent right arm to the ball.
Use these tips to increase your distance on the tee and improve your overall scores on the course. Now you’ll be able to outdrive your buddies any day.