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Golf Drill: Get More Distance with the Driver

November 21, 2012

More Power Equals More Distance

We all want to hit the golf ball further, but do any of us really know how? Many women tend to approach the ball with a more upright stance that doesn’t allow them to take full-advantage of the power they can put behind their swing. Rather than using your whole body to leverage some power, an upright stance restricts your swing to just your arms instead of a full upper-body rotation. To remedy this problem, we have a drill to increase rotation and swing power.

  • Pretend your ball is atop a four-foot tee.
  • Grip your club and hold your arms straight out in front of you.
  • Now lay the club on the ground.
  • From this stance, tilt forward by bending at the hips.
  • Your weight should be on the balls of your feet, not your heels.
  • This set up now will allow you to fully turn the shoulders and maximize distance off the tee.

To see how this is demonstrated, Minnesota PGA Professional Kathy Swanson shows us in the video below.

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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