Most golfers know that golf stretching is a must if you want to hit long golf drives.
The ability to fully stretch (load) specific golf muscles, so that they unload with maximum swing speed through the golf ball is a key component to longer drives.
One of the fastest ways to improving golf is by stretching your golf-specific muscles. Your golf swing will quickly become more fluid, relaxed, and repeatable.
If you are a golfer over 50, you MUST implement golf stretching if you want to slow down the physical decline of your body.
One of the most important things to do is make a full shoulder turn. This is an area that most golfers (especially over 50 years of age) are deficient.
A good example is making a full shoulder turn in your golf swing. It’s not about pounding more balls or taking more lessons. All it takes is a simple golf stretch for a bigger backswing.
Do you struggle to make a bigger golf backswing? If so, you’re not alone. The culprit is tight muscles that get only tighter when you “attempt” to make a complete backswing, and you’re not physically capable of it.
You may have noticed a decline, and it is affecting your performance. If so, this is only the beginning unless you add stretching to your daily routine.
Also, if you play golf in pain, golf stretching will quickly eliminate aches and pain, allowing you to enjoy your golf for years to come.
Stretch Your Core
One of the main areas to stretch if you want longer drives is your core.
The core is the engine of your golf swing. If it is weak or tight, you cannot (and will not) produce maximum clubhead speed. The result is being the shortest hitter in your foursome.
The common scenario for the golfer is a severe restriction in core rotation both back and through. This will greatly diminish clubhead speed, power, and ultimately distance.
Not being able to make a full shoulder turn on your backswing can also cause an over-the-top golf swing.
The core golf muscles used in your golf swing account for 80% or more of your power. The core has one key function in your golf swing…ROTATION!.
This is the midsection of your body, and I include the lower back when I discuss stretching for a bigger turn.
This is purely a rotational movement, so any stretch you do for this should ONLY be rotational. Does that make sense? Do a straight on the stretch will gain you no more turn in your backswing.
When you stretch your core area, you must isolate either your upper body or your lower body to gain the biggest stretch and improvement in rotation.
A great example would be sitting in a chair, and reaching around the back of the chair with both hands.
Notice because you’re seated, your lower body stays still, as you rotate your upper body back.
This is a perfect example of golf stretching that will get you longer drives.
Dynamic Golf Stretching
Another very effective method of stretching for golf is dynamic stretching.
These are movement-type stretches that are similar to your golf swing, but you take them beyond your normal range of motion, with a little bit of momentum from the movement.
A good example of this is to get in your golf posture, grab a golf club on the shaft with your hands wide.
Now make a backswing with this wide grip of your hands on the shaft.
Bring it back down, and swing it back again, but take it farther.
So you progressively go further and further back, and eventually when you play, you will be making a much bigger backswing, an increased clubhead speed, and hitting LONGER DRIVES!
Like anything else worth achieving in life, you’ve got to stretch consistently and keep it up to see the results you want.
There is no shortcut. If it were easy, every golfer would be crushing their drives over 270 yards, but we know that’s not the case don’t we?
Golf stretching is an excellent way to fix shoulder turn in your golf swing issues.
Stretching for even 10 minutes daily, with specific, golf stretches will result in a big improvement in your ability to make a consistently big shoulder turn, with no effort.
Ok, enough stretching, wondering How to hit long golf drives?
Every golfer wants to know how to hit long golf drives. And although it can seem quite complicated it’s actually very, very simple to do it.
You see, if you want to hit longer drives you simply need to increase your swing. As an example…if you swing at 90 mph currently you can do all the mechanical changes you want to your swing to try and gain yards.
But the fact will remain that you’ll be limited by your swing speed. But did you know that for every 1 mph you increase your swing speed you’ll gain 2.2 yards in distance?
So if you increase your swing speed by 10 mph you’ll gain 22 yards in distance. If you improve by 15 mph you will gain 33 yards in distance. If you gain 20 mph in swing speed you’ll gain 44 yards in distance.
But 20 mph increase in swing speed is crazy talk. No one would ever believe you could increase your swing speed by that much, would you?
Do you know what your swing speed is? Are you working on improving your technique and increasing your swing speed?
If you would like to monitor and maximize your results, with your irons as well as your driver, then here is a fantastic tool that we use and highly recommend.
Sports Sensors Swing Speed Radar with Tempo Timer
Sports Sensors Swing Speed Radar with Tempo Timer
- Measures clubhead swing speed and tempo time to help golfers optimize their swing to increase distance and improve swing consistency
- No need to hit an actual golf ball—use a wiffle ball, Birdie Ball, sponge ball or equivalent to simulate a real ball, but swing at a ball replica to release the club properly.Immediate feedback provides a basis for golfers to determine swing improvements
Range of speed measurement from 40 MPH to over 200 MPH
- Actual swing Tempo Time, from the start of the club takeaway to ball impact is measured to one hundredth of a second
- Use it at home in the backyard, indoors or outdoors in a hitting cage, at the driving range
The Swing Speed Radar with Tempo Timer is a small, inexpensive Doppler radar velocity sensor that provides the swing speed and tempo time for golfers of all ages and skill levels.
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