What advice do you have on increasing distance using a heavy club (workout programs, etc.)?

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Published 10/01/2011 07:19:00
 

Question:

I'm a good amateur player (<5 index) and want to increase my distance off the tee (don't we all). I'm currently on a basic strength program, but have heard that swinging a heavy club routinely is one of the best ways to increase distance. What advice do you have on increasing distance using a heavy club (workout programs, etc.)?

 

Answer:

Lose the heavy club as it can throw off your hard-earned timing and precise stroke. Its use doesn't translate as specifically as you might think insofar as increasing your swing power.

 

Your nervous system is called on differently to wield a weighted club versus a regular shaft and so stresses postural and action muscles nonspecifically.

 

Your basic strength training is a great golf-conditioning tool. It doesn't create ambiguous neural pathways about your precise swing. Instead, improving strength adds "meat" to the coils of the spring that is your golfing body. When coiled, a bigger spring releases more energy when released. That means greater club head speed and longer drives.

 

Since I don't know what your strength program looks like I can only suggest that you consider exploring Olympic Style lifting, flexibility training and balance and stability conditioning. There is a bit of a learning curve but over time you'll be rewarded with much greater fitness and best of all, golf ability.



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