An Easy Drill to Increase Your Golf Swing Speed

By Jim McLean

Here is a great drill for speed or learning to draw the golf ball. I see a lot of tour players do this; you can watch it on television. Take the club well above the ground, almost up to waist height, take your normal grip and practice swings above the ground.

Practice Swish to Get More Swing Speed

You should hear a swish. What you have here is no resistance. You can actually start to really get some speed and really pick it up. Plus you will also start to get the rotary motion of your hands, you can not stop it, your club is going to go over so that it really allows your arms to work in a total release fashion.

Swing Speed Tips

  • If you are someone who hangs on, blocks and misses shots to the right, or needs more swing speed, practice swinging above the ground.
  • You can do this with your 9-iron, your 5-iron or your driver; you will get a little different feel.

When you get to your driver you can really make a loud swish and it is a great drill for anyone that is trying to build more speed into their golf swing.


Category: Swing Drills
Sub Categories: Draw, Practice

About the Instructor

Jim McLean
Jim McLean
Jim McLean Golf School
Doral Golf Resort and Spa
4400 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
Tel: 800-72-DORAL