Category: Distance

‘Using Your Body To Get Through The Golf Ball For Power!’

This Week’s Video – Create Natural Power Without Swinging Too Hard!

Does Power come from the Turn? Does it come from your hips? Does it come from whipping your arms & hands? Or is it the perfect combination that creates your very best shots?

Yet, when Golfers want to give a little extra power to a shot … those body parts often have different ideas on what creates power. Thus, we mostly experience bad shots when trying to hit the golf ball a little farther than our skill level allows.

This week’s video focuses on how to get your body more connected to produce better shots more often … by hitting from the knees!

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‘Getting Through The Golf Ball For More Distance Can Be Improved With One Simple Move!’

Watch This Week’s Video – Flare It Out & Air It Out!

If you’re having trouble getting through the golf ball … does that mean you need to force your hips and shoulders to turn?

What if I told you that something as simple as turning your foot could improve your shoulder and hip turn … resulting in a smoother swing? The PGA Tour Pros do it … do you?

This week’s video will show you how simple it can be to improve your turn, follow-through, and finish!

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‘You Can Practice Distance & Accuracy At The Same Time Using This Drill!’

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Finding the perfect combination of distance and accuracy should be at the top of the list for any Golfer that wants to have fun playing golf. Because when you do find your swing … you hit your best, most satisfying golf shots.

Though, most Golfers we meet are working on their golf swing with the “Either Or” Approach. Meaning they’re either working on distance or accuracy … however, they aren’t doing the things necessary to work on both at the same time.

Many Golfers that work on fixing their slice … end up losing a lot of the distance they used to have. So working on Distance & Accuracy together is ‘muy importante!’ … if you truly want to become more consistent.

This week’s video should help you to better understand how you can practice both without overthinking!

Use Natural Hip & Body Movement To Create Consistency & Power In Your Golf Swing

‘It’s As Simple As A Wood-Chop! Chop Wood For Golf Swing Consistency!’

Consistency is more easily repeated when your body works together to create a powerful golf swing.

Yet, because much of the Golf Instruction that’s readily available focuses on working on individual parts until their perfect: hips, shoulders, arms, wrists, weight shift, head down, left arm straight. Many Golfers become ‘Head Cases’ when they can’t coordinate these movements on a fairly consistent basis!

When you can Feel your body working together … it’s much easier to repeat the good swings, as well as experiencing far less anxiety while trying to find your “Lost Swing!”

This week’s video should help you to better understand how the hip turn, shoulder turn, and weight shift can happen more naturally

What’s Preventing You From Finishing Your Follow-through? Watch This Week’s Video!

‘Improved Distance, Accuracy & Consistency’

Although not being able to Follow-through does not determine how the ball flies … it does show that something in your golf swing maybe out of sync prior to the club meeting the golf ball.

Though, you can’t fix a bad Follow-through by practicing your Follow-through!

Not being able to Follow-through is an Effect of something else malfunctioning … thus, we have to look deeper into your golf swing to uncover what’s impeding your Follow-through … The Cause!

Where most Golf Instruction fails is that the Instructor tries to fix the Effect before finding the Cause … and that’s when the chaos begins.

In this week’s video … Marc will show what might be preventing you from moving through the ball. As well as demonstrating how you can dig further into your swing to find your own “Tour Pro Finish”

Releasing Your Golf Swing To Hit The Golf Ball Farther … Watch This Week’s Video!

Golfers looking for more distance are often battling between swaying too much or protecting against the sway by standing overly stiff. Even the PGA & LPGA Tour Players have to work on balancing too much vs too little while they practice. So you probably should also!

We have found that the more successful the Golfer … the better they’re able to find the balance between power and control. The less skilled the Golfer … the harder it is to find that balance.

So how can you release more power while maintaining accuracy?

With this week’s video/drill, you can start determining how much is too much, how much is too little, and of course … how much is perfect for your golf swing.

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Create Power In Your Golf Swing For More Distance

‘Learn To Balance Accuracy With The Desire For Distance’
When you try to smash the ball as far as you can … you’ll see your accuracy decrease

Which often leads many Golfers to being overly focused on swinging slower than they are capable of … just so you can “Keep The Ball In Play”

Which causes you to hit the ball 20 yards less than you should be … making holes play longer … and rarely allowing yourself to experience the exhilaration of ‘Bombing A Drive Down The Fairway!’

Being able to balance power  … while maintaining enough accuracy to keep the golf ball in play – is what the PGA & LPGA Tour Players also have to be conscious about every time they swing

Yet, the Tour Players didn’t master that balance overnight … it takes years of practice mixed with trial and error … to earn the high level of control they have … both physically and mentally

This week’s video gives you a visual of how you can start syncing your body, arms and legs to hit longer golf shots while “Keeping The Ball In Play”

Are You Over The Top? Swinging Outside In?

  • Why Am I Coming Over The Top?
  • What Causes It To Happen Continually?
  • Am I Working Too Hard On Completely Trying To Fix It?
  • How Concerned Should I Be?
Are you looking to eliminate your slice, or at least not slice as much? Do you want to draw the golf ball?
Become a Golfer where you can control your golf swing so that you hit straighter and longer golf shots!
You’ll surely see/hear something different than the usual ‘golf tip’ by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:

Learn To Turn In Your Golf Swing – Golf Improvement Weekly

Watch This Week’s Video To Answer These Questions!

  • Are my shoulders supposed to start the turn?
  • Could my upper body be causing me to ‘swing over the top’?
  • Can I sync my upper body with my lower body for a smoother swing?
  • Is there a Drill I can practice to improve my upper body movement?

If you’d like to understand how to turn your upper body so that you can create consistency and power in your golf swing … you’ll surely see/hear something different than the usual ‘golf tips’ by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video

Should You Swing Your Body Or Swing The Golf Club

Are you in control of the golf club … or is it in control of you:

  • Do you lose power/distance because you’re focused on moving the club on a certain swing path or position?
  • If your club is on the ‘correct’ swing path … does that mean your body is also moving correctly?
  • Which is more important to consistency … body movement or club position?

Many Golfers are focused on moving the golf club on a ‘correct’ swing path or swing plane. Yet, the effort you’re using to do so may be negatively effecting how well you hit the golf ball.

If you’re looking for more power, accuracy, and better consistency in your golf swing … you’ll surely see/hear something different than the usual by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:

Stop Swinging Too Hard With Your Driver!

There’s nothing more satisfying than walking off the 18th green knowing that you hit your Driver well all day. So to have that happen more often … when hitting your Driver – should you try to:

A) Swing with more effort than you swing your pitching wedge

B) Swing with less effort than you swing your pitching wedge

C) Swing with the same effort as you swing your pitching wedge

We often see the greatest improvement from Golfers when they learn to allow for the same amount of effort with their Driver as they are using with their pitching wedge … and simply trusting the club to do the work!

It’s frustrating when a Golfer knows that he/she shouldn’t swing so hard, yet slice after slice – we continue to do it! “Oh, dang it … I just tried to kill that golf ball!”

Though, at GMS we’ve found that many of the Golfers that feel as if they’re swinging too hard … are actually struggling because they decelerate with their Driver.

Deceleration? Why Does It Feel As If You’re Swinging Too Hard?

There are two ways you may decelerate, yet feel as if you’re swinging too hard –

1. you could be slowing your body on the forward swing … which causes your arms to fling forward without much control like a slingshot. Although, many Golfers blame their arms … it’s the body stopping that caused the arms to fling forward without control

2. your arms could be slowing down (because you’re trying to swing slower) while your body continues to move as it should – which may give you the feeling of “I’m getting too far ahead of the ball … I feel like I’m lunging at the ball”.

Either way – it’ll appear to others (and to yourself) that you’re swinging too hard because the swing didn’t look smooth.

Yet, in reality, all that’s happening is that either your arms or body is decelerating. And because you looked and felt so discombobulated – it feels and appears as if you’re swinging too hard.

Yes, deceleration is often pegged to other shots/clubs such as chips, wedges and putting … but, it does also happen many times with Driver. Because the accumulation of constantly being told that you’re swinging too hard has Golfers standing over the golf ball repeating “swing nice ‘n easy, nice ‘n easy, nice ‘n easy”. Which may contribute to you decelerating.

Fortunately, all that maybe happening is that your arms or body is decelerating. And because you looked so out of control – it appears as if you were swinging harder than you should.

Though – if you’re body and arms are moving together at any speed – it would appear as if you had made a smooth golf swing. As the typical PGA Tour Pro swings his Driver at 120 mph and the average 90 shooter swings at 85 mph … yet, the Pro looks smoother while swinging at 35 mph faster!

Believe me, I wish I could give you a guaranteed way to never swing too hard or too slow again. However, learning to have your arms and body working together is a great place to start!

And … next week … we begin a new video series on how to get your body and arms working together for a smoother, more consistent golf swing. Be on the lookout for our next issue of Golf Improvement Weekly!

The Happy Golfer finds consistency with their Driver by understanding how to get their arms and body working together to produce a smooth swing

The Monkey swings too hard, then swings too easy, then swings too hard, then …Go ahead, Be a Happy Golfer!

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Marc Solomon, PGA – Your Instructor For Life
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‘The Solution – What Moves Your Golf Swing?’ (video) Golf Improvement Weekly

This week … we’re going to start speaking about and demonstrating the ‘Cause’ of the issues creating frustration in your golf swing. In prior weeks … we’ve spoken about the ‘Effects’ that most Golfers are struggling to correct in their golf swing.

How much have you focused on your Center of Gravity when practicing and/or playing? Well, if you haven’t … you should! Your Center of Gravity dictates how well your arms, hips and legs move together when swinging your golf club.

What does a happy, successful Golfer think about and try to do in their golf swing?

What does the frustrated Golfer think about and try to do?

What Moves Your Golf Swing – Golf Improvement Weekly from Marc Solomon, PGA Professional on Vimeo.

Are You Coming Over The Top In Your Golf Swing? (video) – Golf Improvement Weekly

‘Over The Top, Outside In, Casting … Why Can’t I Stop?’

The over-taught golf swing often creates problems … rather than solving them. One of these swing issues is often mis-diagnosed as a ‘Cause’ … when in fact, it’s an ‘Effect’.
“If I could fix my over the top swing …I could hit the ball better!”
Yet, the more things you try to incorporate into your golf swing … the more bouts of inconsistency you need to battle against.

Why You May Have Trouble Completing Your Follow Through (video) – Golf Improvement Weekly

‘Are You Hanging Back And Having Trouble Finishing Your Swing?!’

A huge number of Golfers tell us they have trouble shifting their weight & following through … which causes them to lose distance and accuracy!
“If I could just shift my weight and complete my swing … I’d be happy!”
It seems like it should be such an easy thing to do … but, why do so many Golfers consistently have trouble finishing their swing?

Driver Distance Equates To Easier Second Shots

As most Golf Professionals are pushing “you need to improve your short game to improve your scores” … we are pushing – “find the weakest part of your game and improve it so that you can lower your scores.”

And in reality – the weakest part of most Golfers game is their Driver. Yes, there are Golfers that hit their Driver well enough to easily get on the green (with a 7 iron or less) in two shots on a Par 4. However, that small select group may make-up about 20% of all Golfers.
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In Golf, Distance Is Important!

What can you do to hit the golf ball farther? The common issue many Golfers have is that they try to swing either their hands, arms, upper body, hips or legs harder, yet all this does for most Golfers is cause you to hit inconsistent golf shots.

The urge to hit the golf ball farther is not a new phenomenon. Golfers have wanted to hit the golf ball farther since the creation of the game. As the best selling golf magazines and the best selling golf clubs of this generation are always advertising: “Hit the golf ball 10 yards farther!” The best selling golf magazines and golf clubs back in the early 1900’s advertised using the exact same jargon.
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How Are Your 200 Yard Golf Shots?

How many times do you expect to hit your golf ball onto the green from over 200 yards away? Well, before you read anymore, please say your answer aloud so that you’re committed to your answer throughout this article. It will come in handy as we go forward!

Now, before we talk about the number you selected according to the question above, let’s see how the best in the world do from over 200 yards away. On the PGA Tour, they rank the top 180 Golfers for each statistical category, so to make this simple, I’m going to give you the stat for the 90th ranked PGA Tour Player as far as how far their golf ball ends away from the hole on shots from 200 to 225 yards away.
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How To Hit the Golf Ball Farther

Hitting the golf ball farther should be a priority of yours. If you look at the top Golfers in the world – the majority of them hit the golf ball a good distance. The problem is that many Golfers continually hit bad golf shots because of their quest to hit the golf ball farther.

For the struggling Golfer – hitting the golf ball longer usually comes down to swinging harder. For the Player – hitting the golf ball longer comes down to having an efficient golf swing so that every part of your body is moving together. There’s a huge difference between these two strategies.
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