Golf release drill: getting more distance
There are different drills to consider when try to get more distance between shots. In some cases golfers may use techniques the wrong way or consider methods that are useless or not up to par for an average golfer. It is about looking at golf from a different perspective; like an art form. Overtime, techniques applied help mold your abilities into useful skills you can use to tackle the course. For the most part, it is about finding drills you can practice properly while getting the results you want. Consider the following drills for more insight on what you can do to improve distance:
- Consider a drill that promotes good use of footwork with rhythm. Also known as a walk-through drill, this can help players understand how their feet provide proper support for other parts of the body such as the hands, arms, and legs. This can be done with a short iron but you can work your way up to a driver. Address the ball, swing as your left heel rises off the ground, and strike the ball. You can do this drill multiple times in a row with a line of balls in front of you. Try this using a consistent motion (while walking or stepping up to the next ball).
- Consider drills that can help you with distance such as speed drills. This includes practicing your backswing. The way you follow through with your swing is what will make the difference. Also pay attention to how you grip your iron. You may have a normal grip or you may consider changing it slightly to feel and hear a difference. Try to reduce the presence of tension.
- Consider drills that can help you practice pitch shots and transition. You can practice pitch shots in different lengths to help you understand how your club swings. This may put more emphasis on the club head and how body weight is used throughout your backswing. In the end this can help you achieve longer shots.
- Chair drills. Use a chair to help you swing your iron. You sit in the chair as your feet are on the ground flat. With a normal grip you can hold your iron and swing it back; the club may start in front of you and then your shoulder makes a turn to help you swing through. Some may practice with their feet angled.