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LEARN HOW TO GAIN DISTANCE FROM THE BEST EUROPEAN TOUR COACHES

Everyone wants to hit the ball as far as possible. There are few greater feelings than smashing a big booming drive down the fairway and only needing a wedge for your approach shot. Well luckily we have been working with our brilliant coaches to devise a coaching plan to help you hit further. Here is a preview of some of the exercises you will find in that program.

The Set-Up

Before we get into the details of how to hit the ball further, it’s important that we give ourselves the best chance to make good contact and hit the ball straight. As a golf coach, one thing I really like to see is good balance in your set-up. That means that there is equal weight on your right and left foot and the pressure should be in the middle of your feet, not in your heels or your toes. This will help you to maintain a solid base to start swinging the golf club quickly. Another important detail is the ball position. I like to see the ball in line with your lead in-step which is slightly in front of neutral. Finally, adding a small amount of spine tilt will help us hit up at the ball, which is extremely important when trying to increase distance.

Equipment needed: Driver, golf tees and golf balls

Explanation: 

Now we have the foundations of a good set-up, it’s time to get ourselves comfortable with it. You don’t need a ball at this stage, you just use a golf tee in the ground for a reference point and implement the key points mentioned previously. Lets recap what they are:

  1. Equal weight distribution between right foot and left foot
  2. Equal weight distribution between your heels and toes (weight in the middle of your feet)
  3. Golf tee should be in line with your lead foots in-step 
  4. Implement a small amount of spine tilt to help you hit up at the ball

Take your set-up position adhering to the key points above and make 10-15 practice swings. Each time attempting to retain the same set up for each swing, and slowly building up speed during the practice swings. Once you start to feel comfortable, you can begin to implement a ball and work on the fundamentals as stated above.