THE NEED FOR SPEED
A faster clubhead means longer shots, But you don't need bulging muscles - just a better technique.
We don’t need a launch monitor to tell us that if we move the club faster, we increase our potential for hitting the ball further. Boosting your speed, though, is not quite as simple as it sounds. Increased speed cannot come at the expense of strike. Move faster at the expense of control and you’re robbing Dustin to pay Sergio. The first thing to establish is that increasing speed doesn’t mean a faster swing; it only means a faster clubhead at impact. The drills here cover elements like timing and sequencing to help you gain clubhead mph at the right time. The second thing is that many golfers think you need strength to move the club at speed. OK, it can help. But increasing club and ball speed is much more to do with technique than muscle. I will show you how to hone that technique... and as ever in golf, it starts with your set-up.
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