Increasing Swing Speed to Hit your Golf Ball Further

By Dr. Fran Pirozzolo

Increasing Swing Speed to Hit your Golf Ball Further

Swing for Distance, Not Golf Perfection

It has been great seeing the younger players come into the game, hitting the ball so far, in a totally unrestricted and free way. I think the old fashion way of teaching, of constraining players, of making them worry about hitting the ball in the fairway and making them worry about perfection was not the right way to go. Even the legendary middle age players, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, they learned to hit the ball a long way first. Now how do we hit the ball a long way.

Use Lighter Clubs to Increase Golf Swing Speed

We need to train to hit the ball further. A good strength and conditioning program is good and there is a controversy over whether you should be swinging something light, something like this Speed Stick, a dowel, a shaft without a head, or should I be swinging heavy weights. Most people have been swinging heavy weights. Because the system is so neurological that probably is the wrong approach. It is probably better for you to be swinging something like this Speed Stick, a dowel or just a shaft to swing faster and faster and faster rather than to train yourself with a heavy weight to swing slower.

Category: Psychology
Sub-Category: Fairway Shots, Distance
About the Instructor
Dr. Fran Pirozzolo
Dr. Fran Pirozzolo
Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre
1441 Woodstead Court
The Woodlands, TX 77380
fpirozzolo@aol.com

Fran Pirozzolo is the mental coach to many PGA Tour Pros and is a performance coach for the New York Yankees. He is also the author of The Putter's Pocket Companion.


ACTIVITY FEED

Campbell A.  Scored 78 at  Indian Canyon Spokane, Washington

Campbell A.  Scored 78 at  Esmeralda, Esmerelda Spokane, Washington

Campbell A.  Scored 81 at  Esmeralda, Esmerelda Spokane, Washington

Campbell A.  Scored 85 at  The Creek At Qualchan Spokane, Washington

Tim B.  Scored 115 at  Navy, The Destroyer Cypress, California

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