My first swing after warming up with some shorter clubs was 104.8 mph, which if you remember from the first meeting between Bob Lasken and I was already faster than the 102.7 mph I had then.
So I’m Happy!
Then Bob said, “flare your feet out a little bit, left one way out and right one slightly”. He knew my hips were tight from the running I had been doing, and this would allow me to get a bigger hip turn in both directions. What happened on the next swing?
I was amazed! I knew I had it in me, but I didn’t even feel like I swung that hard.
The rest of lesson we worked on getting that number consistently and getting a better “smash factor” which is making good contact with the driver face.
Check out the entire lesson here
There are a lot of really good take aways from the lesson, but if you’re in a rush go to the 14:40 mark.
Some good tips from the lesson are:
Keeping a loose grip and shoulders, and not tightening any muscles
Taking hard practice swings before hitting driver on the course
Flaring the feet for better hip rotation
Fast hips and fast hands will help square the face
Just keep in mind these tips are for me and may or may not work for your swing