Safe is powerless – how to hit the ball further by not being safe
I gave a couple of lessons today and it really hit home on why some golfers struggle with distance.
Safe is powerless. Let me explain.
To hit the ball as far as you can you need to feel a little out of control. I don’t think there is any other way. This doesn’t mean you need to swing off your feet, but rather, you need to be prepared to pull the trigger and have no fear of the consequences. You can’t try and swing safely (to keep the ball in play) and still hit the ball a good length. Trying to do so results in poor distance and accuracy. Not a good thing.
My clients today claimed that length was their biggest wish. By the end of the lesson they had removed the shackles holding them back. Not only were their swings more free flowing, but they picked up some extra club head speed. Not bad for an hours work and all without making technical modifications.
If you’d like to pick up a bit more distance (and accuracy) then stop playing safe. Let go and have some fun. It will feel a little strange but the results will come your way. Safe is powerless and potentially dangerous.
Throw away the shackles.