See how starting the downswing with the lower body, from the ground up, will lead to more distance and consistent ball-striking. We use a fun prop – a $100.00 dollar bill. That should be enough to get your full attention!
I’ll show you where your leverage point is and how to use it to develop a more powerful swing. Hint: It’s not in your hands and arms, and it’s not about swinging harder.
There is a right grip pressure and wrong grip pressures. The Just Right grip pressure allows you to feel in control of the club no matter what your swing speed. Here’s how to find it.
Imagine a baseball pitcher on the mound. They generate velocity by leading the pitch with their elbow. Your golf swing works the same way. If you want to deliver maximum club head speed at the moment of impact, you should feel as though you are leading the downswing with your right elbow. That will help you hold lag and delay the release the same way a baseball pitcher snaps off a fastball.
One of the biggest keys to more distance is developing a wider swing instead of a taller or vertical swing. Use this simple drill to maximize your swing width, which will in turn maximize your rotation and your club head speed.
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Eric Jones is a multiple award-winning PGA Class “A” teaching professional, including PGA Teacher of the Year (2014) and Horton Smith Award for Education (2016) in Northern California.
He is a former Coach at Stanford University, where he also played college golf. He holds a Masters Degree in Sport Psychology and is the author of multiple best-selling golf instruction books on Amazon.
Eric is a two-time World Long Drive Champion, LDA Tour Rookie of the Year and creator of The 5 Keys To Distance, the longest-running and most popular distance training program in golf.
Eric is a frequent Keynote Speaker, sits on the Advisory Board of multiple golf industry companies, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the JGANC (Junior Golf Association of Northern California), the oldest junior tournament organization in Northern California.
He is the founder of the Eric Jones Golf Academy as well as iGolfU, where he is a leader in the evolution of online golf instruction, training and coaching.