DIS­TANCE FOR THE REST OF US

If drives of 270 me­tres are not within your com­pass, fear not. You can hit it fur­ther us­ing th­ese four power prin­ci­ples

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - INSTRUCTION - PIC­TURES BOB ATKINS

Pro­fes­sional golf’s long­est hit­ters av­er­age around 280 me­tres. World Long drive cham­pi­ons like Joe Miller reg­u­larly swipe the ball well over 365m. Im­pres­sive fig­ures for sure, but for folks like us, liv­ing in the real world, they are the stuff of dreams. Yet there’s noth­ing to stop you tak­ing the prin­ci­ples on which those power swings are based and adapt­ing them to your level and abil­ity. In this ar­ti­cle we set out four power pil­lars used by the bombers and show you how you can ex­ploit them. Miller lite it may be, but th­ese proven tech­niques can make an im­me­di­ate and valu­able dif­fer­ence to your own driv­ing dis­tance.

Shot at the beau­ti­ful Palmeraie re­sort, Mar­rakech, Morocco. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.palm­golf­club­mar­rakech.com

GARETH JOHN­STON CALCOT PARK, BERK­SHIRE PGA Pro­fes­sional and Direc­tor of Golf at Calcot Park, near Read­ing.

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