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Friday, February 16, 2007
Preload The PowerIm frequently approached at my power clinics and exhibitions by senior golfers who claim theyve lost strength and suppleness, which translates into shorter tee shots. My advice to them for regaining lost distance is simple and direct: pre-load your power. By that I mean seniors should make a few swing adjustments to compensate for advancing age and a diminished ability to turn their shoulders and torque their torso.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sadlowski PowerWe admit, this issue isn’t the first Golf Tips magazine-produced issue to feature the long-hitting Jamie Sadlowski.
Tuesday, April 1, 2003
Reduce Spin, Add DistanceTour players are hitting the ball dramatically farther these days. Improvements in clubs and balls are contributing factors, but so is the fact that professionals have learned to reduce the amount of spin on their drives. Today’s players put in long hours finding ways to reduce backsin and create the optimal launch angle. Work on the tips below to take spin off your tee shots and hit longer, more penetrating drives.
Tuesday, June 1, 2004
Separate At The Top
There are many different ways to generate extra power in the golf swing, and here’s one of the best: create maximum extension of the arms at the top.
Monday, July 1, 2002
Speed PlaneOne of the main reasons why recreational golfers can’t generate the power they’d like to is that they never fully get the club in their hands on-plane, especially the longer irons and, to an even greater extent, the driver. What recreational golfers need to understand is that the plane on which the club should travel changes from club to club—it’s a path dictated by the lie angle of the iron or wood you wish to swing. As the lie angle decreases from the short irons to the driver, the desired swing plane becomes flatter.
Saturday, February 1, 2003
Speed ThroughMany amateur golfers sacrifice power and distance because they become infatuated with swinging at the ball—not through it. They’re so intently focused on making solid contact that they become fixated with the point of impact.
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Squat For PowerTo begin the downswing, I squat to create leverage. The squat disappears as my left leg straightens, however. This move creates tremendous power and speed.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Start AheadWe all know that powerful drivers of the golf ball have great extension of the arms past the golf ball.
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Staying On-PlaneA major fault of both accomplished and recreational golfers alike is taking the club too far inside on the backswing. This inside position generally leads to the club getting stuck behind the right hip (for right-handed golfers) on the downswing, preventing the desired, down-the-line release. Getting stuck too far inside creates a number of problems, the most serious of which is a compensatory flipping of the hands at impact, a move that creates nothing but glancing blows and non-compressed golf shots.