Every golfer would like to have a golf training tip to increase their drives by 10, 20, 30, or even 40 yards. But what do you need to focus on to accomplish that?
Have you ever received a golf training tip that didn’t work? I think we all have. That can be very frustrating, to say the least. But the key to implementing a golf training tip that’s effective is to look at your swing.
Do you lack a full, 90-degree shoulder turn on your backswing? Do you breakdown at impact where it really counts? Or do you have a hard time staying in your golf posture throughout your swing?
You’ve got to take a deeper look at your swing faults AND physical limitations to determine what golf training tip will be the most effective in improving your driving distance.
Don’t just try any golf training tip your golfing buddies tell you. Give it some serious thought before you do one of the golf training tips in the magazines. There are hundreds of golf training tips you can read about but won’t work for you.
Have you ever heard of the “62 point check-list?”
If you haven’t, it means instead of having one golf training tip you think about during your swing, you think of 62 of them. Maybe not that many, but you think of enough to accomplish what they term “paralysis by analysis”.
When this happens, your swing will go south real quick. This happened to the Number One ranked golfer in the world back in the ’90s. His name? Nick Faldo. He became so mechanical he couldn’t even hit a ball. He would enter a tournament and take so many practice swings, and not have one golf training tip on his mind, but many.
It took him right out of the world rankings and ultimately of the tour. He is now commentating and doing a great job.
Here’s a golf training tip that will help your backswing range of motion, enabling you to have a much higher club head speed and quickly improve your driving distance.
I call it the Backswing Shoulder Stretch:
- Extend your left arm out in front of you (if you are a right-handed golfer), in a handshake position, thumb pointing skyward.
- Take the right hand and put it under the left wrist, so the backs of the hands are touching each other.
- Pull with the right hand against the left wrist and make as big a turn on the backswing as possible.
- Hold for at least 15 seconds, repeat two more times.
- Reverse the stretch to work the follow-through.
As you can see this is a simple golf training tip, but one that is very effective if you do it consistently. This is a great stretch to do throughout your round to maintain a full backswing.
This is just one golf training tip that can have a big impact on your performance and is well worth trying.
About the Author
About The Author: Mike Pedersen is one of the top golf trainers in the country, author of the Ultimate Golf Fitness Guide, and founder of several cutting-edge online golf fitness sites. For more information on his golf training programs, visit his new golf training site at Perform Better Golf.