I recently purchased a box of pro v1 regular's and played a few rounds with them. I did not see a loss of distance and I noticed a lot of spin around the greens. The ball seemed to perform nicely and I liked the fell of it. I am a little torn as to which ball to play. I was playing the x's before. I would love others input on which ball they prefer. Tell me what you like and don't like about either one. I would be interested to know.
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When it comes to hitting longer drives there are a few things you may want to do differently. The setup is a key piece of the distance puzzle. But I have a little different take on the set up for long drives. You have a couple of options when it comes to the width of your stance and this post addresses that.
You can see in these two pictures the two examples of width in the golf stance. It is very minute, but it is there. I recommend playing around with the width of your stance to see what works best for you. I have found I don't like to stand real wide because I don't get a good weight shift. I suggest you experiment and see what feels best.
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When it comes to the basics there are so many things to cover. Grip, stance, alignment, ball position just to name a few. One of the keys to the swing that I would like to discuss is the swing path coming down. There is something that a lot of high handicappers do that they need to fix.
Almost all good golfers swing on an inside path when they come through the ball. So the question is "How do we do this?" I have a few ideas that can get you started.
Try this drill. You pull back your right foot and then address the ball. hit shots from the position. You will feel the club come from the inside. Once you have done this several times go back to your regular set up and mimic the feel. This should help you turn the ball from right to left.
If you've played golf for any period of time you have heard the phrase "the perfect golf swing". This is the holy grail for all us players. This is what keeps us up at night. This is what causes us to buy all those golf gadgets. All those books. And watch all those videos. But wait a second. If you've ever watched golf on tv you have noticed the same thing I have. No two swings are alike.
Now take a look at that swing! Can you believe he is one of the straightest golfers in the history of the game? I mean his positions are crazy. Terribly unorthodox. But what does it tell me? Evryone can have a swing that works. There are a few key fundamentals to follow, but other than that you can do as you please.
Are you looking for a simple drill that will increase your distance? Well look no further. Check this one out. Simply stand with your feet together and hit balls. It is a great drill for sequencing. You will automatically feel the right amount of hip turn and release. It will also help you with your balance. Try this out the next time you hit balls.
So you want to know how to play golf to the best of your ability? You want to know what the pros know? Are you looking for the secret to the game? Well let me tell you that I have the answer...
There is no such "secret". Golf can be a very very difficult game. Driving, putting, chipping, pitching, sand shots etc. There a lot of things to think about. That is why I say play for the enjoyment of the game as you get better. And what is one of the most enjoyable things to do in the game of golf? Out drive your buddies. Right? It feels good to smack it out there. And statistically you will lower your scores. If you are closer to the green you have less club in. If you have less club you should hit it closer. If you hit it closer you will have more par and birdie putts. I could write on and on about all the aspects of the game, but I won't, This blog is dedicated to hitting it farther. This is one of the most enjoyable parts of the game.
Do you want to absolutely smash it off the tee? Do you want to know the ball I play to get the most distance? Well keep reading and I'll tell you. The results may surprise you...
Let me just tell you I have tried them all. The hard balls, the soft balls, high compression, low compression. You know what I have found? Almost now difference in distance, for me, at all. What I learned is that I would end up in the same place on the courses I always play. Well if this was the case what should I do? I decided to play the ball that had the most versatility and would benefit my game. I do not endorse any specific ball. Let's just say the high dollar ones are usually the best.(Unfortunately). I guess you get what you pay for.
Here is another tip for strengthening those golf muscles. This is considered an "isometric" exercise. You will need an elastic band to perform it. I recommend a band with little tension. This will be harder in the beginning, but you will soon be able to work your way up to longer repetitions...
You will want to attach the tube to a fixed point. I recommend a door knob or bed post. You want to turn until you feel the tension begin. Hold the position for about ten seconds then take a rest. Repeat this 3 or 4 times. You will see your strength increase over time. You can increase the duration of the hold and the strength of the band. This will work specific muscles that are used in the golf swing.
Have you ever seen these golf training clubs that weigh a pound or more? The question is "Do they really work?" Do they help you swing faster? In my quest for more distance I have done a lot of research as to whether these clubs really do increase swing speed. I wanted to know exactly how to train with weighted clubs and how much weight...
After doing some research I found out that the long drive professional training with a weight just slightly heavier than their regular club. Apparently if the weight is too heavy the fast-twitch muscle fibers do not engage. I have bought a lot of swing aides over the years and I find that one that works quite well is the simple little "donut" swing weight. Now remember when you go to buy one of these they are sold in two types and weights. There is the regular version and the pro version. The pro version being heavier. I suggest the lighter base model. This may seem counter intuitive, but remember that you want only a slight difference in swing weight. I will be writing about other training aides in the future to help you swing faster, but this should start you off.
So everyone is telling you that a stronger grip is one way to more distance. Getting those "v's", for a right hander, pointed toward the right hand shoulder is the way to go. I would like to discuss the topic briefly. I have noticed that almost all of the professional long drivers use a strong grip when setting up. They turn those hands almost under the club. My take on it is that changing your grip can actually hurt you. Now don't get me wrong, you have to have a sound grip. Just watch a few youtube videos with your favorite instructor if you need to tidy it up. But if you change your grip it may throw off the whole technique you have devoted years to. I grip the club somewhat neutral in my left hand and a little stronger with my right. It seems to work for me just fine. I am playing as good now as I ever have.
Notice in the above images that these are extreme examples of grips. I think you can use a combination of these grips and do just fine.
Have you ever wondered if there is a better place on the club face to hit the golf ball than the sweet spot. It seems very counter-intuitive to even ask this question, but the answer may surprise you. It turns out that all driver are designed to have a "bulge" on the face. This rounding of the face help with ball control and getting the ball back to the target through something called gear effect. For now I will just focus on the one topic...
When it comes to hitting a long drive I like to watch somebody who already knows what they're doing. I watched this years long drive competition and I noticed how much the competitors were hitting up on the ball. The announcer said that these guys like to hit a few degrees upon the ball to produce the proper launch angle. They had it teed up very high which helped them achieve this desired effect.
When it comes to launch angle you want to launch it at anywhere from 12 to 15 degrees. The slower the swing speed usually the higher launch you want. Remember that it is always good to get fitted for the right driver. You will want to use a launch monitor that can tell you all your numbers. It is always good to go to a professional who knows how to properly fit drivers. I suggest a certified professional.
Daniel has been playing golf since he was ten years old. he was taught by his father whom he still plays with some 25 years later. He has always enjoyed the game and the lessons learned on the course. He is just like the rest of us who are in the pursuit of longer golf drives. This blogs looks to cover practical tips to hit the golf ball farther. Hope you enjoy and leave your comments.