How to Add More Speed to Your Swing
Adding more speed to your swing speed is instrumental for anyone who wants to hit the ball a little farther from the tee, fairways, or greens. Faster speeds deliver more “punch” at impact which allows the ball to compress more. This compression is what makes the ball fly. Think about swing speed like you would when you putt. A straight tap-in requires very little club head speed, however, straight 20 footer will require more putter speed to get the ball to the hole.
It isn’t always necessary to work with all the mechanics to improve swing speed. Improved muscle memory and continuous practice can do the job for you. One of the most effective training aids available is the driver donut.
This rubber weight slides directly over the grip and lands softly on the club head. Then just begin swinging the club as you normally would. Some amateurs believe that this is a way to warm up your muscles, but it can improve your speed very quickly. You’ll get used to swinging the heavier club, so when that weight is not there, you’ll still swing faster. You could also get a weighted club, but the donut is easy to use, less expensive, and can quickly be put onto any club.
If you’re looking to really improve your speed, you may consider working out. There are a plethora of exercise programs available online that will give you what you’re looking for. Consider yoga for golf improvement as well.
As with any workout program, you should make certain that you’re capable of performing the movements without too much difficulty or struggle. If you’re uncertain, discuss the details with an athletic trainer or your doctor before you begin.
The team at Golf Rx has designed a simple four exercise workout that provides muscle growth in the body areas that promote swing speed. As long as you do these exercises as instructed, you may notice a difference in a short amount of time.
Recent studies have also shown some success with simple core body strengthening exercises. Most of these exercises can be done anywhere you have room to swing a club.
Ron Kaspriske is a professional fitness guru who focuses on one specific exercise to improve speed. It’s important to note that the exercise should be stopped if you become too tired to do it properly. Remember, as with most things in golf and life, practice makes permanent. If you keep going without proper technique, you’ll be training your body insufficiently.
Without the time or desire to train your body or practice consistently, you should consider the alternative methods. These methods are based upon equipment. Visit your local pro shop or golf store to have a proper club fitting done. By simply adding a little length to your clubs, you could improve your speed significantly. Standardized clubs are not perfectly designed for all golfers. Golfers who are above and beyond the standard heights may be sacrificing both quality and swing speed. A correct club fitting session should give you the recommended shaft, lies, angles, and other jargon. The club fitter may also be able to provide you with some types and styles of club heads that will promote faster swing speed.
Even with a faster swing speed, it’s important to stay grounded in your technique. Simply swinging faster without similar training in consistency will result in less than desirable results. Sure you may hit the ball a little farther, but are you as accurate? You need to take the time to develop your tempo and footwork to allow for proper mechanics throughout the entire swing. Improved speed without balance training could cause you to fall to become less accurate which is never desirable.
From exercises to equipment, you can improve your swing speed in a short amount of time. Take the time to improve your speed and balance because you could be knocking it past your playing partners sooner than you imagined.
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