Looking for a new way to spruce up your your swing? While we are still in prime golfing season, there is no better time than now to work on increasing your distance on the course. Every golfer can agree that increasing speed and distance is a great way to become more successful. And no matter how great you are on the course, there is always room for improvement for everyone!
Whether you are just starting out or have been playing golf for years, we have pulled together some different tips that can help you to gain more distance with your swing.
Here are some tips for your swing to get you started:
First and foremost, stay relaxed before you swing. If your mind is elsewhere, you will not be focused, and your swing will ultimately not have as much distance and speed as you would like for it to. Make sure that you fully get yourself into the zone, breathe, and take your best shot!
Know your fundamentals.
Take a moment to go over all the basic golf fundamentals and see where you stand with them. Golf fundamentals are also known as “the basics” which are the general things that you need to know to have a successful golf swing overall. Check on your overall set up – how is your stance? Is your grip strong enough, or is it too strong? Are you over-turning your hips during your swing? How is your posture? Are you prepared to properly aim? These are all great questions to ask yourself, as all of these will have a direct effect on the success of your swing.
Get a club fitting.
The market is totally saturated with all different kinds of drivers available, so it is important that you make sure you are choosing the one that is right for you. This is absolutely essential as you will continue to struggle on the course if you are playing with a club that does not work. Not only will a good club help you with speed and distance, but it will also be impactful for your accuracy.
Try positioning yourself in a wider stance.
In order to increase your speed and distance, you need to ensure that you have full stability. Try taking a wider stance before you swing, which will also help to add some resistance in your hips and legs. Additionally, a wider stance will help with a proper shoulder rotation, as well!
Stay focused on the rotation of your body.
How your body rotates during your swing is also extremely important to focus on. When you swing, your upper body will rotate against your lower body, thus creating the necessary power that you will need to get a good swing in. By perfecting this rotation, you will quickly increase the speed!
Increase your strength and flexibility.
For your overall game, not just your golf swing, you should work to increase your strength and flexibility. If you are not sure how to increase your strength and flexibility best, start with going to the gym a few times a week and attending some yoga or Pilates classes! And do not forget to incorporate some time to fully stretch after your workout so that you are allowing your muscles to properly recover.
Overall, the key to success on the golf course is to ensure that you are staying as physically fit as possible, getting the proper nutrition in, and the right amount of sleep! And remember that practice makes perfect, and the more work you put into golf, the more rewarding it will be in the long run.