Can't hit it on the Sweet Spot
When you feel like you can't hit it as far as you usually hit on the driving range, you might start to swing faster or harder in order to get more distance.
But if you are not hitting it well, you need to do the opposite.
How Tiger Woods' Practices Long Irons
At the golf clinic, Tiger Woods said with long irons, he tries to hit it on the sweet spot first. To do that, he sometimes swings very slowly with his long irons.
When you feel like you are not hitting it well, the first thing to do is not to swing faster but to swing slower instead.
You can even try half swings.
Hit 10 balls with 60% of your power. If you can make good contact with all of them, start increasing your clubhead speed.
Most golfers do the opposite. They start hitting it harder in order to get more distance. But they end up losing tempo, rhythm and balance. Even more, they might start sliding or reverse pivot because they feel like they need to do something to hit it far.
If you start with slower swing speed and hit it on the sweet spot first, you might not need any extra movement at all.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker