Driving tips: Ramp up the speed

Shoulders

 

The final part, and probably the most important, is the lead shoulder. All the moves we have covered so far are to increase the shoulder's range and speed of movement. It is this part of the body that increases swing speed more than any other, as the rotation that you have built up at the start of the swing allows the shoulder to overtake the speed of your pelvis and torso by the middle of the downswing as you approach the ball. Here's how to increase it...

Driving Tips

Moving up
The lead shoulder drives up through impact, increasing speed. Practise this by swinging the grip of the club with your gloved hand only. Lean back a little as you swing to help you balance during this fast rotation. 

Lean away
The lead shoulder drives up through impact, increasing speed. Practise this by swinging the grip of the club with your gloved hand only. Lean back a little as you swing to help you balance during this fast rotation. 

 Total package

Driving Tips

Swing back on one leg before planting your lead foot hard into the ground just before impact. This drill heightens the feeling, speed and range of motion in everything we've worked on – legs, hips, arms, hands and shoulders. Joe Miller starts sessions with this and has clocked a speed of 157mph with it.

 

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