How to Maximise Your Distance
How to Maximise Your Distance
One thing that all golfers are always striving for is how to maximise your distance off of the tee and also during their game, a lot of it could be to do with your age but also that your swing speed changes with age, the majority of golfers fail to look at the simple reason they are losing distance and that is because they do not have the correct shafts in their golf clubs for their swing speed!
Let me break that down a bit by running over a few questions, firstly I want to go over your golf equipment, because if you have the wrong equipment in your hands then it doesn’t really matter how well you play the game the shaft in the golf club is the engine room of the golf swing! It doesn’t matter how talented you are your game will suffer from having the wrong equipment in your hands. So here we go with the questions:
1. Are your shafts the correct shafts for your golf swing?
2. Are your shafts the correct shafts for your club head speed?
3. Are your shafts regular, stiff or senior shafts?
4. What weight of shafts have you got?
5. Are they low, mid or high kick point shafts?
6. Are your clubs the right length for your height and stance?
7. Do your golf clubs lie nice and flat on the ground at address?
8. Are the shafts on your woods the correct size?
Now if you have answered ‘no’ to at least 3 or 4 of the questions above, then I think it is time to visit your local golf professional or golf retailer and get yourself onto an in-store/shop monitor to have a look – they do call the golf ‘shaft’ the engine room of the golf club – so it’s worth having a look at the numbers of your swing speed, club head speed, ball spin rate, launch angle, angle of club face at impact etc – so how to maximise your distance needs to be revisited.
One you have done this then you know you have the correct clubs in your hands when you make your golf swing, it’s a bit like buying a new suit, is it going to be one off of the peg or a bespoke tailor made one that fits you, it’s no different with golf clubs they need to fit you and your swing. Alternatively, you can always visit an old traditional golf club maker or professional who can adjust, shorten and put in the correct shafts on your existing clubs, this could work out more expensive than new ones but then again you will still have your old clubs that you have grown to like over the years – both options are food for thought but both worth investigating further to help to improve your game.
Now that you have the tools of the trades in your hands as it were, we can now work on how to maximise your distance to help you to get “more out off of your tee shots”. During our younger years we had the ability to not always have to use a driver off of every tee, but as we get older we will find that we are using the driver even more – par 3’s feel like par 4’s and par 4’s feel like par 5’s so we are needing more firepower to get further down the fairway.
So how are we going to get a few more yards off of the tee to make your golf game easier, let’s start with a few suggestions to potentially hit that target for you:
1. Slow down your back swing
2. Swing more smoothly
3. Tee the ball higher
4. Drop your right shoulder and hit up on the ball
5. Make your stance wider
All of these golf swing basics will certainly help you with more length off of the tee, coupled with properly fitted golf clubs and woods your game will be on the up and up I can assure you.
Here are a couple of links to my recent video tips to help you more with your game, however, if you go to my main page you will also see various videos to help and enhance your game further.
Links to my Videos : The Grip And Bunker Play CLICK HERE.
As always if you have any comments or feedback regarding this article how to maximise your distance please do not hesitate to leave a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any responses received.
Happy golfing as always,
Michael Baker Bogeys to Birdies