The Secret to Generating More Power in Your Game

October 2, 2009

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GENERATE POWER AT SETUP

We all want more power and distance.  Regardless of whether you hit the ball 200 or 300 yards, adding an extra 10-15 yards to your driver gives any player confidence and a decisive advantage over the competition.  Over the years as I have taught online golf lessons, many golfers have emailed me consistently with a breakdown of distance per club.They also provide where they would like to get to; normally 10-15 yards increase off the tee and from the fairway with their irons. The following tip is suggested to golfers who want a simple way to generate extra distance off the tee.I do not recommend this set-up from the fairway or around the green, but will give you and extra 10-15 yards off the tee. The is a simple breakdown including different ways that power and distance is generated in our golf swing (I want you to understand what generates power):

  • Solid Ball Contact:  Not on heel or toe.
  • Hand rotation through the impact zone.
  • Weight shift through the ball.
  • Follow-Through position:  This is more of a check point.Club face up at follow- through = less power.Club face down at follow-through = greater power.

Problem Lack of distance off the tee. Solution I am going to teach you a modified set-up that will allow for maximum power generation.Typically golfers that have a slight draw generate more distance than players that hit a fade, so this set-up will put you in a position to hit a draw.  This is also true for players on the tour.  The following, are steps to modify your set-up in order to allow for maximum distance generation:

  • Go through your normal set-up routine as we teach in the DVD.Remember to bend at the hips and not the stomach.
  • Close your stance:  Move your trailing foot back so that the toes are parallel to the middle of your leading foot.
  • Put a little more weight on your front foot: Instead of 50/50 you’ll have 40% on your trailing leg and 60% of your weight on your leading leg.Essentially you will almost be leaning a little forward at set-up.
  • Knee bend stays the same and take your normal swing, focusing on really shifting your weight & rotating your hands through the impact zone.

These modifications place your body in a more powerful position at set-up. Again please only implement this set-up off the tee.You can try it with your irons on the practice range, and if you see amazing results then play with it on the course, and whatever you do, don’t change your entire set-up for your irons.  This tip is simply a modification to add extra distance off the tee. To learn more golf instruction and how to improve your golf swing check out my site.


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