The angle of attack is critical to your drives
I’ve always wondered why all my golfing buddies and I rarely hit more than 220 yards when I see a few recreational golfers and all the pros hitting more than 280 yards. For Jon Rahm, it’s the power and speed of the club head, but I’ve also seen skinny golfers go 280 yards. Just watched a 110 pound golfer hit 290 yards and demonstrating 3 things he did to gain 50 yards. We can all do it.
In all cases, he hit each drive’s dead center and used the tilt monitor for verification constant swing speed of just over 100 miles per hour. (Recreational golfers swing at about 85 mph, which is a gain of 35 yards, but it would still be nice to hit 255 yards on each drive.)
POSITIVE ANGLE OF ATTACK
All 3 of his recommendations focused on generating more ball impact. INCREASE HIGHER to allow rake angle up and to reduce the rotation of the ball from 4000 rpm to 2000 rpm. Most recreational golfers influence their stroke with a downstroke (negative angle of attack). The best solution is to strike with a positive angle of attack.
1/ Shoulder angle: Set the rear arm below the guide arm and the line of arms parallel to the target line.
2/ Step back at the moment of impact: It’s completely different from swinging an iron where you swing to hit the ball before it glides across the turf. Keep the front side of your head behind the ball as you hit.
3/ Ball forward: Align the ball with the toe of the lead foot (instead of the lead heel). Adjust your stance to make sure you continue to drive the ball up the target line. Moe Norman he used a slightly closed stance, with his driver starting from the ground about 4 or 5 inches behind the ball to throw it in a positive plane upwards.
These are fairly simple changes that every golfer should make immediately to gain more distance from the driver. Increasing head speed (to gain 2.5 yd/km/h) requires more strength for a stronger release of delay by your ball. Practice when you can, but practice with GOLFSTR+ to activate the straight arm drives. Buy today at www.GOLFSTR.com