generate the clubhead speed necessary to hit the "long
This is a great
drill for new golfers, and those of smaller physical stature who need help
in hitting the ball longer. You get instant feedback from the noise level,
or volume of the "swish" sound the grip end of the club makes as it goes
through the air. The faster the swing the louder the sound. The swishing
sound should begin near the bottom of the swing arc. If the swishing sound
begins earlier in the downswing you probably have some premature wrist
action. This will prevent you from generating maximum clubhead speed at
test your clubhead speed.
Distance is a
direct result of clubhead speed. We all want to hit the ball farther. A
few minutes swishing a club back and forth can give you the feedback
necessary to increase your clubhead speed and therefore your distance.
This drill can be used to show how swing changes, such as a bigger
shoulder turn, better weight transfer, or proper wrist action can
influence your clubhead speed. Try your normal swing first. Then try the
drill again, this time including the swing change. Note any difference in
sound between the two swings. The louder the sound the more clubhead speed
you are generating.
Do not use too long a
club. You might whack the ground and cause some discomfort. Do compare the
sound your swing makes with those of your golfing partners.
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