Faster club head speed should lead to longer drives. That’s as long as you are making good contact with the ball. Longer drives should lead to lower scores. That’s as long as you have a strong short game.
Yeah, golf is hard!
Now, you may be saying to yourself, just swing the club faster. True, and there are protocols like SuperSpeed Golf to help you with that. That’s TMI for this article. SSG actually works on getting your nervous system to believe it can swing faster.
The best way to swing the club faster would be to use the bigger muscles in the body. That’s your legs and glutes. In order to do that, you need to pass the following TPI Level 1 Screens:
The Toe Touch and Overhead Deep Squat tell me whether or not you will be able to sit deep enough to “load” your hips and “use the ground” to produce the forces you want to hit the golf ball far.
If you were going to jump UP you would naturally bend and squat to load the legs which act like springs. Jumping UP produces vertical forces, but as you know golf is a rotational power sport. So that means you are going to need to convert that vertical force into a rotational force and in order to do that you will need to rotate your pelvis and tuck your pelvis under at full speed.
It’s the rotation of the pelvis and the tucking under of the pelvis that helps you control the orientation of the pelvis and allows you to transfer energy from the ground, into the legs, trunk, shoulder, arm, club, and of course the golf ball. It does that because the rotation and tucking under of your pelvis creates S.P.A.C.E. An acronym developed by TPI co-founder Dave Phillips. The letters stand for:
According to Dave, this is what the best golfers in the world do better than everyone else.
When you can create S.P.A.C.E. you will be able to:
- use the ground
- create the correct Kinematic Downswing Sequence, which is supposed to be with the lower body leading.
If you cannot perform the screens listed above you have a very high chance of going into what’s known as Early Extension. All that means is that the hip “extended” or straightened UP too soon. This can happen in the backswing as well as the downswing. And if you are early extending you are taking away the S.P.A.C.E. you need to create an efficient, repeatable, and powerful golf swing.
Let’s find out if you can create S.P.A.C.E. and increase your club head speed. Just give me a call at (917) 596-8485 and we can set up your TPI Screen.
Longer Drives, Lower Scores, Fewer Injuries.