Adding some Speed to your Swing!
This month we are going to talk about something we all desire! Adding some Speed to your Swing. This is Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School, located at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC. Almost all golfers (even the ones that hit the ball a long way) would like to add some yards to how far they hit the ball. And for those of you that don’t particularly like to spend hours on the range, this is for you. There will be some time required on the range in the beginning, but more swinging the club at home. The range is just to get comfortable with your new-found power.
Step #1. At home.
Swing a club at home is GREAT practice. As long as you are working on something specific and not just swinging aimlessly. So I want you to work on swinging the club as hard as you can. From the top of the backswing to a follow-through that takes you well over your shoulders. Do at least 50 swings every day. Preferably 100!
Step #2. On the Range.
On the driving range, use the hard swing you have been using to do your practice swing and then step u to the ball and swing just as hard. You might miss the sweet spot a few times early on, but as your body gets used to swing with speed, you swing will start to adapt and you will start hitting the ball further as your clubhead speed increases!
Step 3. On the Course.
Once you have hit many successful shots on the range, you are ready to take your new-found power to the course. Don’t be afraid to swing hard. Look at John Rahm and Rory McIlroy. Both hit the ball hard but with good balance. Pose at the end of the swing to make sure you are swinging in balance. That way you will maintain your accuracy.
Source: Mel Sole Golf School.