build an arc
Iused to let my hands control the action of the swing, especially as I took the club back. Because of that, I didn’t have very good coordination between my arms and the big muscles of my body. For a long time, I didn’t even want to swing the driver. That’s why my average driving distance was so low last year (247 yards). I was mostly using my 3-wood. Now I feel like my chest controls the backswing. My arms stay closer to my body, and I wind up my upper body against my lower body.This helps create a really big swing arc going back. When I re-trace that arc on the way down, I hit the ball really far without swinging any harder.That’s why I can outdrive guys who are a lot bigger. My swing is more efficient. If you want to improve the quality of your swings, think about creating a bigger arc going back and then retracing that arc as you swing back down. As a side benefit, you’ll notice you’re picking up distance and improving your consistency. It’s an easier swing to repeat, especially when it comes to hitting it solid.