More Distance For Seniors

You’re a little older and don’t quite move like you used to but you still have that competitive spirit. So how do you squeeze out those extra few yards?

Getting an extra few yards out of your drives may be the simplest adjustment. We’re going to start with posture. If we make a simple adjustment in our posture, we may find we’re going to get a little bit more rotation in our backswing. This is going to lead to more power being stored. And a little more energy delivered into the ball.

But we also have to make sure that we don’t spend that energy before the clubhead gets to the ball. Let’s slow that backswing down so we can make a smooth transition at the top. This allows us to complete our backswing and feed that stored energy into the back of the ball.

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2 Responses to More Distance For Seniors

  1. Bob Pegram January 12, 2020 at 7:11 pm #

    It is important for clubs to fit properly to be able to produce a draw consistently. This is especially true for taller golfers – seniors or not. It the toe digs into the turf even a little more than the heel of the club it will be difficult to get the face closed enough for a draw. The dragging toe of the clubhead will tend to open the face. Irons can be easily adjusted for proper lie angle so the sole is flat on the ground (no heel nor toe dig) at impact. Many modern woods have hosel adjustments that allow lie angle changes. A little experimentation will make it clear if your clubs have an upright enough lie angle to be able to produce draws without fighting your clubs. A pro can easily check this – often for free.

  2. Barry Male Hobbs February 2, 2020 at 9:55 am #

    A relatively simple method to draw the ball is line up the club face directly to the target and line up your feet slightly right of your target line. Then swing down the line your feet are on which is slightly right of target. You must have developed appropriate lag in your swing for this to work since a casting motion will still create a slice despite the setup.

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