3 Steps to Increase Your Distance

By: Jayde Panos

If you’re like most golfers out there, then you’re looking to increase distance, consistency and be more efficient around the greens. Today, we’re going to address distance.

  1. Increase your Core Strength and Start Foam Rolling

A strong core will stabilize your body throughout your whole swing, which will support your lower back, and help transfer energy efficiently through your swing. Try plank exercises to stabilize your core and foam rolling your hip flexors. Unloading into impact is a very powerful movement, so tight hip flexors reduce the ability to gain more distance.

  1. Fix your Grip

Changing your grip is always an uncomfortable change for golfers. Your grip is something that will help you to move with more speed, thus increasing distance. Often people change their grip to bandage a fade or a slice, but an effective grip will increase versatility in your swing. No matter if your interlock, overlap or baseball grip, there is one characteristic that remains—the “V” between your thumb and pointer finger, which should always point at your right shoulder (right handed) and the opposite for a left hander for both hands. See the grip pictures of how to grip your club.

 

  1. Have the Right Equipment

Having the right equipment will support you in trying to increase your swing speed, and consequently will maximize distance. Club length, lie angle, shaft weight, flex and torque all play a factor in your ball finding the sweet spot. If your main goal is to increase your distance, probably get fitted for the correct clubs. If you go to the right club fitter, most of the time they will do everything they can to keep you in your clubs by adjusting length, loft and lie if the shafts are adequate. As golfers we are always trying to make the game easier and having properly fit clubs is extremely important. This will help you shave shots on your game and likely increase distance.

Join us for a lesson at Precision Golf Academy and we will see how we can improve your distance and ultimately, change your game!

 

Instructor Jayde Panos demonstrates proper grip.

Precision Golf Academy Instructor, Jayde Panos, demonstrates the proper grip.

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