Improve Golf Driving Distance
How do I improve my golf driving distance? I hear this question daily. This is the dream of almost every amateur golfer. To hit it longer. But to improve golf driving distance isn’t what you think. No it’s not your equipment. It’s not pounding more balls at the range. And it’s not even taking more lessons.
Tip: If you find yourself with limited time for practice, emphasize your short game. Focus on your chipping and putting abilities.
It’s about working on the machine that swings the club. Are you following me? Do you know what I’m getting at? You’re an athlete if you play golf. Don’t laugh. I’m serious! To swing a golf club effectively takes a tremendous amount of golf specific strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and stability.
Tip: When you play golf, learn about keeping track of the score. This can be helpful because your skill as a golfer is frequently determined by your score.
None of the above can be accomplished without an optimum level of golf specific fitness. When was the last time you made a swing and felt like it was an effortless, full and produced maximum power? I’m sure it’s happened on occasion, but not as often as you want right?
Tip: A good piece of advice for improving your golf swing is making sure you utilize your entire body for power. Just relying on arm strength, as novices tend to do, will not produce a strong, smooth swing.
The reason why is your body can’t produce a repetitively powerful swing. It’s not capable of it. Why? Because you need to work on it ‘off the course’ with simple golf strength and stretches to build up the golf specific muscles that can make this happen.
Tip: If you wear a size X shoe, buy size X+1 shoes in order to account for foot expansion during your walk around the course. A snug golf shoe will likely feel painfully tight after a couple rounds.
To improve golf driving distance you must take this attitude. If not, be ready to accept the same swing, game and results you’ve been getting for a long time. I don’t mean to mix words, but the truth is needed. No sugar-coating! This is “throwing all the cards on the table” and deciding how bad you want to improve your golf driving distance.
Tip: Learn how to hold your club correctly from the first time you play. Avoid the urge to squeeze the club as tightly as possible when hitting the ball.
Golfers have been bombarded with ads about the latest-greatest driver, guaranteed to add 30 yards to your driving distance. I say bs on that. It’s you that swings that club. Doesn’t matter what club you have if your body is in poor condition.
Tip: This helps you determine your best stance. The key is proper stance, but it isn’t the same for everyone.
The critical area to work on for the quickest results is your core (mid-section). Your core is the engine that drives the swing and produces all the power. You’ve got to strengthen this area from a rotational standpoint to improve golf driving distance.
Tip: As you swing, quickly swing your hips so you transfer the weight from your back foot to your front foot. This will help to increase the power when you swing and how far you drive the ball.
Not only will this approach improve your golf driving distance, but it will eliminate low back pain and injury. Low back pain is the most common complaint among golfers. It’s no wonder since the golf swing is such a torquing movement that directly affects the lower back if you have weak and restricted muscles.
The benefits far outweigh the effort involved. Longer drives, no more injuries and years of golf enjoyment. There’s no better return than that. So take a different approach to improve golf driving distance.