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Also if you ever move too much laterally or parallel to the target line during the driver swing youll end up striking a fat shot. In a fat shot the club head typically strikes the ground first after which it makes contact with the golf ball resulting in a lot less energy being transferred to the golf ball and resulting in a much shorter shot. In addition if you have a tendency to squeeze your body or straighten your back while youre within your downswing it is going to lead to a thin hit or even a topped hit. If sometimes your hips move forward and backward or sideways then this may also result in a thin hit.
This is the reason you see professional golfers in the fitness room these days. They want to add yards to their drives and prevent injuries. The final way to increase distance is your equipment. Once you know your swing you can then look to optimize your driver to "fit" your swing and produce the longest shots. This requires no work on your golf swing or any strength training and in most cases can add quite a few extra yards. This is by far the easiest way to add distance. There are many things that go into optimizing a driver. The following things all must be accurately measured for the particular player hitting the ball: swing weight shaft flex shaft kick point torque shaft length overall club weight club head (including aerodynamics center of gravity etc.) and more.
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Hitting the sweet spot will result in longer shots with the same swing speed. Another way to increase distance is to simply swing faster. If you can keep your contact quality the same the ball will go further. These improvements are usually attained by improving your swing or by diligent practice. Another factor that we are learning increases driver distance is the angle of attack at which we swing the club into the ball. Studies using the advanced launch monitor Trackman Pro have shown that with a swing speed of 90 mph (average for male amateur players) a change in angle of attack from minus five degrees to plus 5 degrees will increase driver shots by 20 yards or more. Obviously if you hit down on your driver you would want to change this if you can. You can improve your golf swing by increasing your "golf fitness". You can do drills that strengthen the right muscles allowing you to swing faster.