Five tips helping you hit ball farther
Golf is a target game. But when you start learning to play golf, you need to discover first how to hit your ball far to your maximum. Once you find out ways to hit your ball long to your satisfaction, you can fine-tune your swing later to improve your accuracy. Huge tee shots are a great advantage over your competitors. Increasing your distance is no easy feat. Try out several tips here to help you hit your ball farther. You will enjoy longer, more accurate shots with less effort.
Unhinge your right wrist at the start of downswing
To create more power, you need to stop throwing your club out and away from your body as you begin your downswing. Throwing your club outside causes a steep chopping-down motion, inflicting weak slices and revolting pulls. Typically, you will throw your club outside the target line if you unhinge your wrists abruptly as you start your downswing.
Still, to create maximum power, you need to unhinge your right wrist gently as you swing your club down. Unless you throw your club- head outside your target line, throwing your clubhead by unhinging your wrists will guarantee longer distance.
They often discuss “throwing the club from the top” as a swing error. But to create extra power, you need to start your downswing by gently throwing your clubhead. Or rather, you need to unhinge your wrists early on the downswing. Done properly, your arms and hands will speed up to your maximum. Put differently, your power and speed will build so your swing speed peaks through the shot.
Once you’ve unhinged your right wrist or thrown your clubhead, fling your clubhead with your hands and arms through the shot. Important here is to let your right hand and arm make a beeline for your ball. This ensures you slot your club into the correct downswing path.
Or, let your clubhead pass your hands as you hit your ball. This way you will strike your ball just like cracking a whip, sending your ball way long. Your right foot will remain planted on the turf, your chest facing your ball when your club meets the ball.
Or, just create the swoosh sound.
Clear your right hip
To avoid a steep glancing blow, you need to feel your right elbow moving straight down from the top. Critically, you need to rid or clear your right hip through impact. That way you will properly swing your driver into the ball on a shallow, sweeping angle. Or rather, you will whack your ball full tilt from inside the target line, hitting long, straight shots or soft draws.
Turn your body fully
Turn your body fully as you complete your backswing so your back faces the target. Stay clear of simply lifting your arms and hands. Make sure your left shoulder is directly under your chin. To this end, you’d better start your back swing with your left shoulder, not your hands or arms.
You need to be aware that your golf club should move in a circle rather than a straight line. You play golf standing to the side of the target line. Put differently, you need to hit your ball from behind like sweeping autumn leaves. You need to avoid hitting from above like splitting logs. This means you need to turn instead of just lifting your arms and hands. The more you turn your body, the more your power will increase. Always apply your mind to turning your body, not lifting your club.
Avoid opening or closing the clubface on the backswing
You need to keep your club over your right shoulder and parallel to the target line as you complete your backswing. Also, you need to make sure your clubface remains square. Or, you need to let your clubface and left forearm match. Importantly, you need to preserve your left-wrist angle created at address. Feel your clubface looking at your ball at the top of your backswing.
That says you did not wrongly open or close your clubface during your backswing. That way you can hit your ball full tilt without adjusting your swing. Compensating for faulty moves you’ve committed during the backswing prevents you from mustering and unleashing your full power when you hit.
Don’t let swing thoughts clutter your mind
When you hit your balls in a row on the range, you can send your ball far to your satisfaction. You are swinging freely without worrying about wayward shots. That is, you don’t react to those obstacles you see when you play for real. Critically, you shouldn’t have mechanical swing thoughts in your head.
Purging your mind of mechanical thoughts encourages you to hit your ball full tilt. You can increase your swing speed to your maximum.
Don’t let your swing thoughts clutter your mind. Avoid obsessing over various swing keys. Too many swing thoughts in your head prevent your body from working properly. Stay reckless and just swing your club. That’s what you need to do when you want to create more power.