3 simple swing ideas to increase your racket head speed

These simple swing ideas can improve your game.

Clubhead speed is something everyone wants the most, from the top level professional golfer down to the amateur ranks. Get more if it’s one of the best things you can do for your game. but how?

Enter our friends at GOLFTEC, who have done a great job recently sharing content on this topic in recent weeks, and have a group of trainers with some helpful swing ideas to help. You can check out the cool stuff on the GOLFTEC website here, or book a lesson at GOLFTEC below.

And in the meantime, let’s break it down.

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1. Bend your front knee

The first GOLFTEC-certified swing thinking comes from trainer Brad Skopaka, who says that in order to use your lower body to create more force, you should focus on bending (or flexing) your front knee while straightening your knee. This will increase hip rotation while allowing you to push off the ground, crushing the racket at full speed.

2. Abdomen

But that swaying thought is for swaying. What about landing? Zach Lambeck of GOLFTEC suggests finishing with your belly facing the sky. This feeling will create an extension in your back, which will prevent your arms and body from collapsing through the ball. Instead, you will feel a significant stretch in your torso and arms, which will allow you to increase rotation.

3. Longer, not faster

Most golfers, when trying to hit the ball longer, fall into the trap of trying to make their swing too jerky. Alternatively, Nick Clearwater of GOLFTEC has a swing idea for you: Make your swing longer and more circular. Faster means narrower and impulsive. All you will achieve is wrong strikes and bad rhythm. Longer swings lead to a longer drive.

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Luke Kerr-Dineen is Game Improvement Editor for GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. In his role, he oversees game improvement content for the brand that includes Help, Equipment, and Health & Fitness across all multimedia platforms at GOLF.

An alumnus of the International Junior Golf Academy and University of South Carolina – Beaufort golf team, where he helped them get to #1 in the NAIA National Rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. . His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek, and The Daily Beast.

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