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If I lined up 10 golfers and asked them all to hit me a normal shot with their drivers, and then ask them to hit me their longest shot with their driver, I reckon about 8 out of those 10 golfers would just make the same swing but faster.

So they’d stand up to the golf ball and they’d just be quicker with the swing. They’d swing back faster. They’d swing down faster. They might not generate a great deal more power. They definitely won’t get the same level of accuracy they’ve had in the past.

So, just swinging at the ball harder, or just swinging at the ball longer, simply doesn’t work for you for this particular shot. We want to try and generate a little bit more distance on the golf ball but keep the same rhythm, timing, and tempo that we’ve had in the past. Therefore keeping the accuracy you’ve had in the past.

So from a really good set-up position, yes, you’ve got a wide stance. The ball’s forward, doing your normal position for a driver. Just focus on making a slightly slower but longer rotation of your shoulders. So you need to allow yourself the time to really wind that golf club up to the top.

If you just make a really quick swing, chances are your shoulders won’t actually complete that turn before you swing down hence, losing power. Let’s make a really big, wide, coil up, and turn to the top. Then a big release on this left side. It’s really going to turn out and away very quickly, winding round to the impact position, spinning through, and having the big, full follow through.

We need to allow ourselves more time in the back swing, bigger shoulder turn, bigger release. That’s a great way of generating more power rather than just standing and hitting it faster. Practice that next time you’re on the range, see if the bigger back swing and the bigger turn through has the bigger tee shots.