Increasing Distance: Clubhead Speed

Increasing Distance: Clubhead Speed

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For those of you that would like to move your body faster, thereby creating more clubhead speed and longer shots, one of the best ways to do this is through the use of torque. What I mean by torque is that as you make your backswing you turn your upper body but restrict turning with your lower body. What you will feel is that your upper body makes a full turn while your lower body really resists that turning. This creates a tightness or a stretching or a tautness in your body and makes your body want to unwind much faster. This is very similar to a rubber band, if you hold one end and stretch the other when you let it go it springs back very quickly. A real good exercise to help you do this is to use something like this milk crate or a driving range basket turned upside down. Put it between your legs and just practice hitting shots turning your upper body but don’t let your legs hit the box. This will restrict your lower body turn, thereby creating that tautness making you feel like you want to unwind much faster getting more speed and longer shots. If you are not a very flexible person, what I would recommend doing is some stretching exercises before you try to do this exercise to increase distance. Otherwise it is a great way to make your body move faster.

Category: Distance
Sub-Category: Stretching, Swing Drills, Shoulder Turn
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.


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