Secrets To Gaining Distance

Everyone wants to hit the ball further, right? We all want to bomb the driver, and understand that with added distance we will be hitting shorter irons into those greens.

In this program you will learn everything you need to know about getting more distance off the tee, and in other parts of your game. Learn the concepts of increasing your power and you will be bombing it in no time!

INSTRUCTORBobby Walia

Bobby is fast earning a reputation as one of the best and most innovative golf coaches in Australia. He brings over 15 years of international experience to his teaching. From playing professionally on the Sunshine Tour in South Africa, to his adventures studying and coaching in San Diego and Berlin, Bobby has also hosted clients on many of the world’s best golf courses.

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1. Introduction

0:35

We all want to bomb the driver, and understand that with added distance we will be hitting shorter irons into those greens. The problem is that when we try to hit the ball further we create more tension and aggression. Sadly this can often result in less distance created through excessive spin.

In this program you will learn everything you need to know about getting more distance off the tee, and in other parts of your game. We will cover how technology and equipment play such a big part in today’s game, as well as what is required from your body and how to use the correct sequence.

Learn the concepts of increasing your power and you will be bombing it in no time!

2. Components needed for distance

3:14

Hitting your driver and other clubs further is not just about power, there are other factors needed in order to hit the ball further.

Here we learn about all the different components that we need, and in the correct sequence in order to get longer drives and get more distance with all of our golf clubs.

3. Equipment and technology

3:41

Club-fitting and better equipment components have become a big part of how golfers have come to hit the ball further than ever before.

There is a good chance that the clubs you have are limiting the distance you hit the golf ball. In this video, Bobby discusses how technology and equipment can really help you hit the ball further. Before you go out and just grab a driver off the rack, consider getting fit for the right equipment.

4. Driver setup

2:39

Most people will lose distance by setting up to a driver like they would with an iron, hitting down on the ball and creating spin. Spin is a major contributor to loss of distance.

The big difference between good drivers of the golf ball and the rest of us, is that they will hit a fair amount of up on the ball. This video talks you through the optimum setup with the driver, how we change to body’s tilt and how to launch those drives.

5. Keep your back to the target

2:33

Many golfers lose distance through an overly aggressive lunge at the golf ball with their upper body.

Having a sensation of keeping your back to the target after your backswing coil, and then using your dominant right side to generate power is a sure way to hit those drives further. In this video we learn how to store that power and get explosive through the ball.

6. Using the ground to launch the ball

2:48

Lack of distance will often be a result of trying to use your upper body to generate power. Not using your legs efficiently enough.

In every sport that we play, the ground plays a significant role in creating force. In golf because the ball is on the ground, all too often the energy and force comes from way to high above the ground. This video explains the concept of ground forces and how you can use it to launch that driver further than ever before.

7. Clubhead speed, not body speed

2:28

When we watch any tournament and learn how far a professional has hit the golf ball, the numbers we will see are clubhead speed and ball speed.

Distance is generated from clubhead speed, and that speed comes from our faster muscles, not our stronger muscles. Our body certainly creates a lot of power, but we need to harness the power and speed that our arms, wrists, forearms and fingers can generate.

8. Essential drills for distance

5:45

Once we understand how to create power, we need to learn how use the correct muscles, movements and training aids in order to get faster.

In this video we learn what the best drills and training aids to create power are. Distance does not come overnight, nor does it come from only trying to hit the ball hard on the golf course. These are drills that we can do both at home and on the driving range.

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