When it comes to understanding more about the golf swing, I always enjoy watching the greats. And when it comes to getting the most distance off the tee, you can’t go wrong watching legendary big hitters like Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, and Greg Norman.
As each of these videos illustrates, all three golfers shared a common trait: They drove the ball with tremendous power triggered by explosive leg action and great rhythm.
They were also among the most accurate drivers on tour, which is why each racked up so many victories. It's a lot easier to hit greens from the fairway — or at least to put your next shot in better position for scoring.
The most common swing faults I see with most amateurs is that they swing too hard with the upper body, and they don't let the lower body clear out of the way.
When I work with students, there are 3 things I like to focus on in order to help them get more distance off the tee:
>> Make sure your upper and lower body are in sync with one another.
>> Make sure to hit the ball on the upswing.
>> Make sure your arms are fully extended once the club gets to waist high on the follow through, with the hips fully turning toward the target.
Follow these simple tips and you'll be hitting the ball longer in no time.