Increasing Your Golf Swing Clubhead Speed Isn’t Everything
“I want to increase my golf swing clubhead speed!” I hear this one all the time from the members of my golf-trainer.com site and golfers sending me emails. I want to be a ‘straight’ shooter (pardon the pun) right now. Increasing your golf swing clubhead speed is not everything!
You heard that correctly.
Tip: Before your shot, stand back and study where you’re going to send the ball. Take the wind, other weather conditions and your environment into consideration.
You can swing at 140 mph and it won’t mean anything unless your golf swing sequence and moment of impact is solid. There are lots of 300 yards in the woods! I have to chuckle when I see the Speed Stik commercials with Vijay.
Swinging that thing harder and harder isn’t going to make your ball go straight…and if I’m correct, the goal is to get it in the fairway, right?
Tip: Strong, limber and flexible arms will greatly improve your golf swing. When you are preparing for a golf game, try working out, stretching, and getting a nice massage.
The point I’m trying to get at is a more powerful, controlled, sequenced swing that does produce a higher clubhead speed, yet in control swing. One that has a consistent swing path and solidness of hit on the clubface.
So how do you achieve this?
The only way is to improve your golf-specific strength and flexibility!
If you’ve read any of my 300 plus articles, you’ll know I come back to this time-and-time again. It’s your BODY that limits your golfing ability.
Now picture this!
Tip: You should put all of your attention on the next shot. Don’t let other players’ or even your own good or bad shots effect the next one you take.
You do some simple, ‘in-home” golf exercises and go to the course. You step up to the tee and rip one farther than you have in years and it stays in play.
Doesn’t that sound more like it?
Tip: If you’re going to be a golfer, take the time to learn how to properly fill out a scorecard. Your score is what is usually used to judge your ability as a player.
There is a balance between a higher clubhead swing speed, control and sequence of motion that gets you back to impact hitting the ball in the center of your clubface. Swinging hard just to swing hard won’t accomplish your goals of longer/straighter drives.
Tip: Shots pushing to the right often result from your body going to your left as you swing. Focus on releasing your hands quickly during the downswing.
I receive emails from members, customers of my golf fitness dvds and manual who tell me who much more stable their swing has become doing my simple golf exercises, and how they are hitting it 20-30 yards further…consistently.
So don’t get me wrong!
Tip: It may sound unbelievable, but miniature golf can actually make you a better golfer. By practicing on the putting obstacles, your short game is tremendously improved.
I’m all about improving your golf swing clubhead speed…but with a stable swing…not one that is out of control and balance. I’m very proud when I receive these emails and know I’ve made yet another golfer a believer in golf training.
Tip: When standing over the ball, make sure you take a nice deep breath. By doing this, you will help yourself calm down and be able to focus more on how to properly address your ball.
So next time you see Vijay’s commercial for the Speed Stik, don’t run out and buy it with the intension your going to see that number go up-and-up. Buy it with the intension that your swing will be stronger, stabler and in better sequence.
Then and only then will increasing your golf swing clubhead speed be a factor.