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Tip no. 13 - Distance
with Pachesham Golf Academy

We'd all like more distance on our shots, but how to get it?

Hitting the ball far is not just a matter of strength and effort. Good swing mechanics are every bit as important. Try these tips and remember: you're trying to swing the club through the ball, not hit at it.

Please note: all lessons refer to right-handed golfers

• Try teeing the ball a little higher than you are used to, this encourages a more sweeping action putting less backspin on the ball and an improved launch angle.
• To increase distance you need to increase club head speed. When hitting for distance soften the grip pressure, it is impossible to get the maximum speed through the ball if you are gripping too tightly, the softer hands will allow for a better release, giving those extra yards.
• Swing through the ball do not hit at it! Practice with a tee peg in the ground, trying to brush the very top of the tee.


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