How to Create More Clubhead Speed

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This story is for you if...

• Your drives are short
• You swing harder, but that results in even shorter drives
• You feel like you can't extend your arms through impact

The Problem
The harder you swing, the shorter you hit your drives.

Why It Happens
When you swing extra hard, your chest and head outrace the clubhead to the ball. You're likely to feel "cramped" at impact, and your left arm may "chicken wing" after the hit

How to power up your swing
To help ensure a powerful downswing, start down by rolling onto the inside of your right foot and the outside of your left foot while sitting back slightly on your heels. This will stop your upper body from moving toward the ball and create extra room for your arms.

Make a few practice swings using this move. Your left arm will start to extend fully after impact, allowing you to maximize the force of your strike and add yards to your drives.

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