DUSTIN JOHN­SON

CRE­ATE A WIDE SWING ARC TO GEN­ER­ATE MAX­I­MUM SWING SPEED

Golf Australia - - TIP FROM THE TOUR -

The key to hit­ting the ball fur­ther is gen­er­at­ing as much club­head speed as you can at im­pact and trans­fer­ring as much of that en­ergy as pos­si­ble into the ball. I swing the club at 121mph and launch the ball at over 180mph. This shows how close I am to the op­ti­mum e cient (or smash fac­tor), which is a ball speed of one-and-a-half times your club­head speed.

In­creas­ing your swing speed and smash fac­tor is the Holy Grail for more dis­tance. Ev­ery ex­tra one mph you can add to your swing speed will give you an ex­tra three yards of carry if you have a de­cent smash fac­tor so adding just a lit­tle more speed and e ciency can make a mas­sive di‚er­ence to your driv­ing dis­tance.

DRIV­ING AVG 315 YDS

Hit up on the ball through im­pact A high launch with low spin is the most ef­fi­cient way to trans­fer your club­head speed into ball speed and hit boom­ing drives with mod­ern equip­ment. You must hit up on the ball and re­leas­ing your wrist hinge as late as pos­si­ble in the down­swing will help you achieve this.

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