Just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you can’t hit far with your club and play golf with men. With constant practice and the use of some helpful exercises, you can definitely go the distance and wow any gentleman. Here are five power techniques that can help you gain a few more yards off the tee
GO FOR A SWING.
Practice your swing at the range and use your driver and woods more often. Keep in mind that you’ll be hitting with these clubs more than you will with your 5- or 6- iron. Also, try to swing your clubhead a few inches off the ground. This allows you to swing more around your body and helps you add distance and increase your speed.
ALLOW FOR MORE SPACE.
For a big and powerful swing, hold your driver a little far from your body. Be sure that your stance is wide enough and that you shift your weight on your right side. The end of your club should be at least an open-hand’s distance from your body.
SWEEP THROUGH IT.
Instead of hitting down the ball, try to sweep it off the tee for more distance and accuracy in your shot. Practice this by teeing up a little more in front than your usual ball position, then hit with your drivers. You will notice that your arms are extending through the impact, sending the ball father and straighter.
NO MORE “CHICKEN WINGS.”
The chicken wing happens when after hitting the ball, your left elbow awkwardly goes up, with your left palm facing the ground and your weight staying at your right side. It is important for you to know that not properly releasing and turning your arm over after you’ve made impact with the ball can cause you to lose distance. “Chicken wings” results in short distance shots and sometimes even causes the ball to go the wrong direction. Keep in mind that a proper release happens when the left palm faces the sky after you’ve hit the ball, and your body weight moves forward in a natural manner.
LISTEN FOR THE “WHOOSH”.
To determine how fast you should swing, try to hold your driver upside down, so that you’ll be holding the shaft at the clubhead part. Afterwards, swing the grip end. Doing that should apparently feel lighter thus allowing you to swing faster with your arms and hands. Now, listen carefully for the “whoosh” sound at the bottom of the swing. You’ll know you’re generating enough speed when you hear it. When you’re done with a few practice swings, you can now turn the club around, hit some balls and see the difference.
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