How To Gain 5-10 Yards in 5-10 Minutes (Part 2)
Yes, we're going to devote multiple posts to helping you hit the ball farther. Let's just say the guys and gals on tour that hit it farther make the most money on golf related earnings. The truth is hard to accept but distance matters...and if you don't have it, you're not completely out of it. We have strategies, simple strategies, that can help you improve your distance.
In the first part of this series, we discussed the importance of swinging both directions to start to add some power, clubhead speed, and distance to your golf game. If you missed this, you can recap that post here... http://www.motusrx.com/motus-rx-blogs/2017/1/11/how-to-gain-5-yards-in-5-minutes-1
In Part 2, we actually simplify the process quite a bit for you. Another effective strategy for improving your distance off the tee and with your iron play is to engage your core the appropriate way in your golf posture or at address. The typical cue is to "suck your belly button in" or "draw your belly button towards your spine." But, this is incredibly challenging while you're standing in golf posture. So in the video below, you'll find a simpler way to start self educating on this strategy.
The benefit of this is two-fold. 1) C'mon, do we really need to go over this again? You'll hit the ball farther. I think we all want that. Engaging the core properly at address will likely help you keep it engaged from takeaway to transition and back to impact which will ensure you're using your body to develop clubhead speed. 2) You'll reverse S-Posture if you're potentially one of the individuals who address the ball this way. It's not automatically bad if you do, but you may be slightly more susceptible to low back pain if this posture is exaggerated. You may also be more susceptible to mechanical changes in the swing that are disadvantageous if you're looking for power, efficiency and repeatability.
The following video spells this strategy out in more detail. It's not overly complex, but it's definitely not easy either. It will take some practice, but trust me, it will pay off. I've seen individuals change club head speed 10+ mph just by learning this strategy in one session. Give it a shot, give it some time, trust the process, and then watch your buddies jaws hit the turf...
Hopefully you get a chance to try this and it makes sense and helps. If you like this tip and want other strategies to start crushing it off the tee while remaining pain-free, you can check out our free e-book by clicking on the image below. This will give you strategies you can use starting right now to gain distance and feel better while you play.
Thanks for taking the time to read part 2. Enjoy the extra 10 yards this season!
Dr. Eric Wallace, PT, TPIMP