How to Create More Clubhead Speed

By Patrick Foley

Generating clubhead speed is essential to power and distance in a golf swing. Golfers are always looking to increase clubhead speed but will overlook obvious areas that are essential to increasing power. A few ways to increase clubhead speed are to increase physical strength, use the shaft flex and power the hips through the ball.


Difficulty: Easy
Step 1
Build physical strength. Increasing physical strength will give a golfer more power by giving him the physical capability to bring the club through faster and harder. Simple exercise routines designed to increase power in the shoulders and arms will enhance clubhead speed. Complete these workouts a couple of times weekly for maximum benefits.
Step 2
Use the flex of the shaft to increase clubhead speed while not having to be stronger or to swing harder. A simple technique for doing this is by moving the hands through the ball and turning the clubhead. You should try to "shake hands" with the target area or pin when swinging. This will bring your hands through the ball, and the shaft will flex and snap down on the ball, increasing clubhead speed dramatically.
Step 3
Shift your hips through the ball to push the entire body through and increase clubhead speed. Focus on the increased weight on the left side of the body while coming through the ball. This shift of weight will push the body's momentum, pulling the club through and therefore increasing the speed of the clubhead.

Tips & Warnings

Focus on these steps when you're hitting balls at the driving range.
Don't overswing.

About The Author

Patrick Foley is a writer from Phoenix, AZ. He is a sports fanatic and loves football, golf, and track. He has been writing for Golf Link for almost a year. He is a college football player at the University of Pennsylvania. He is enrolled in the Wharton Business School.He has have a wide set of skills in writing and marketing.

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