If you’re at all interested in improving your distance … I’ve been there. Only I had to learn it the hard way – through trial and error. Mostly error. Especially in the beginning. ‘Cuz I had a long way to go to learn to compete in long drive. I could always hit the ball pretty far, but there was no way I could hit it 381 yards until I eliminated these speed killers.
I want to touch on the most common issues I’ve seen after teaching thousands of lessons to golfers of all abilities. Part of the answer comes from understanding the Ball Flight Laws, so I’ll give you a simple golf primer on the physics of distance. We’ll then discuss the Hit Impulse, Excess Tension, and why trying to generate speed with your arms is a bad idea.
If you want to make a swing improvement, the best way to go about it is to have a system. A structured process you can use … over time … that allows you to focus on the right elements of the swing and to get feedback so you know you are doing it correctly. If you want to add 20 to 30 more yards to your drives the best way to accomplish that is to have a system designed specifically to help you optimize the ball flight laws of center contact and angle of approach, and particularly to generate more club head speed through impact.
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.