Swish Drill to Increase Driver Distance

Swish Drill to Increase Driver Distance

Other videos in the series Increase Your Driving Distance with Chuck Cook:

Golf is a Sport, Not a Game

One of the reasons that you might not hit the ball far enough is that quite simply you do not swing hard enough. I have a lot of students and friends that have beautiful, graceful looking swings and just pitty-pat the ball down the fairway. It is best to think of golf as a sport and not as a game. This way you will want to accelerate the club and maybe give up some of the control in order to generate a little more clubhead speed. A real good drill to learn how to do this is called the “Swish Drill.”

The Swish Drill

  1. What I would like you to do is use one of your woods, hold it upside down.
  2. Take your normal grip, hold it about a foot off the ground and practice swinging the club to see if you can get the club to make a loud “swish” sound.
  3. After you make your first swing try to make each swing thereafter “swish” a little louder.
  4. Next, listen to where the sound begins. If you can hear the swish start somewhere to your right side then you know that you are using your speed much too early. What you want to do is have the loudest part of the swish occur in the area from the ball to about a foot past it.

By practicing this Swish Drill you will automatically increase your clubhead speed; therefore, making the ball go farther.

About the Instructor
Chuck Cook
Chuck Cook
Chuck Cook Golf Academy
Spicewood, TX 78669
Tel: 512-329-4000

Chuck Cook is instructor to such PGA Tour greats as Payne Stewart, Tom Kite, and Corey Pavin. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #9 instructor in the world.


ACTIVITY FEED

Tim B.  left a review of La Mirada

Keith F. joined GolfLink
Victor V. joined GolfLink
Fred H. joined GolfLink
Bryson F. joined GolfLink

View Activity Feed

Fix Your Golf Hook or Slice Depending on whether you are a hooker or slicer, making a minor adjustment to your setup and having a plan before you hit the course is key
How to Create a Repeatable Golf Swing You can’t fix your swing flaws until you establish a repeatable golf swing that goes down the line every time so your errors are consistent and can thus be fixed
How to Position Your Head and Eyes When Putting Most great putters have their head and eyes set up slightly inside the ball, never on the outside, this allows more of an arc stroke