Find out how I increased my speed and hit one 411 yards!
Whoa! 411 yard drive? from the 49 year old?
I’ve been training hard and I’m here to tell you that YOU can hit it farther by using some of my drills and my speed ‘tools’.
First of all, remember my ‘Speed/Distance Doctrine’:
– Best way to hit it farther is to hit it in the sweet spot with high launch and low spin - Next best way to hit it farther is to increase club head speed!
When you can do both of the above, you truly get a synergy because more speed allows for higher launch/less spin (that’s what I did in this video)
So, first check out the drill I did just before the 411:
This is a modified Throwoff Drill:
Tour Tempo Training Tools:
– Using Speedball with Power Module Target - 2 Power Whips
‘Load’ it to the top of the backswing. Notice I didn’t say ‘take’ it to the top. The #1 mistake I see with amateurs is not ‘loading’ in the backswing.
Then from there, feel the double Power Whips on your lead forearm and get to the position where you are ready to fire. Why 2 Power Whips? I’ve outgrown 1! I need more resistance! The body works on SAID and if you don’t increase the demand, the body will NOT adapt. Plus, the 2 PW’s give you more feel, so that’s a bonus.
At this point, I just rotate and try to ‘throw’ that red tail down the fairway…. it won’t come off and there’s a ton of resistance that I have to overcome (Hello SAID). So, I’m increasing speed…. but what about the pesky little thing called angle of attack? I’m glad you asked. AoA is huge in Long Drive, but important for everyone and when I do this drill, I’m getting the perfect AoA (because there is nothing on the ground to hit DOWN on). Plus, in my mind, my goal is to throw this ‘out’, not hit ‘down’.
With that feel in mind, I walk over and I do this:
Notice how I loaded? Then exploded? It was what my good friend Mr. Norton calls ‘effortless power’ (not powerless effort).
As soon as I trigger the swing (notice the trail leg kick and plant), I let my training take over.
Load and Explode.
411 total 350 carry 128 club 185 ball 1100 spin 16 launch AoA 8 (up)
(it was downwind, about 10-12 mph)
What’s your takeaway?
If a 49 year old that ways less than $1.70 can hit it 411, you too can add some serious yardage to your game. You need the right tools! You need the right drills! You need to load and explode!
Remember the recipe:
– train for speed - train for optimal AoA
Voila! You’re blowing it by your buddies and having some serious fun!
If you want this speed increase sooner rather than later, check out our golf schools, we have 2 openings for our June 15-16 school and a few openings the following week. We take you to the next level and you walk away hitting farther, but more importantly you have the program and the training aids to keep improving!
His teaching puts an emphasis on the golfer achieving a consistent Tour Tempo® and maximizing clubhead speed at impact. To achieve this he utilizes his extensive experience with the Tour Tempo® training tools and optimal biomechanics.
He has worked with his father to develop the concepts of Tour Tempo® and also has co-patented 4 training tools with his father.
At age 49 and despite being under 170 pounds, he can generate clubhead speeds over 130 mph and ball speeds of 190 mph. He has competed in World Long Drive events, his longest drive in competition is 402 yards.
He has presented the concepts of Tour Tempo® all over the world. In 2008 he presented to the PGA of Sweden. Later that year he presented at the World Golf Fitness Summit. In 2011, he made the trip to Amsterdam where he was part of the PGA of Holland’s coaching summit. He most recently made the trip to Orlando, FL to present at the 2013 PGA of America Teaching & Coaching Summit.
He is certified with the Titleist Performance Institute as a Golf Fitness Instructor I, Golf Professional 2, and Golf Biomechanist 2. Also, he is certified with SSC Golf Swing as Level 1 Speed and Power Instructor and Level 2 Spine Engine Instructor.
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