Taller Golfers: Use Height to Create Powerful Arc, Golf (Video)
Taller Golfers: Use Height to Create Powerful Arc, Golf (Video)

If you're a tall golfer like me, you might feel that you've been naturally gifted with the long arcing swing that's going to provide plenty of power to hit the golf ball away but you've got to be careful that you don’t fall into some traps that tall golfers can often fall into. So when you're setting up the golf ball, we want to make sure that we’re using our long arms and our long levers to the maximum of their efficiency. The first thing is try and create a nice straight line between your left arm, for a right-handed golfer, and the shaft of the golf club so a nice set there with a good strong, straight left arm ride the way through here that's going to use this one big turning lever now of my backswing. One issue that we've got to be careful of as tall golfers is we don’t just pick the golf club straight up into the air using the hands and the arms in a chopping action. That's not the right now thing to do. So here I’ve just taken a clubhead cover off my putter and I’ve laid it just behind the ball. Now as I set up, I want to be careful. I’m going to try to sweep this clubhead away. I’m not just going to try and knock it very quickly but I’m going to try and just push it back along the floor as I make my swing. If I get that sensation of pushing that head cover away, I feel like I have to sweep the club low to the floor, a nice long arc and then let the golf club lift up to the sky so it's not just picking the club with hands and arms using. It's my shoulders.

At the top of my swing it's really important that tall golfers strive for height and width in a golf swing but not length in a golf swing. We often see guys with long arms, long levers get a bit too carried away at the top trying to maximize distance and dipping over the parallel horizontal position too far. So work on a nice wide arc and a high arc, reaching up to this corner but not necessarily a long arc so nice and high, nice and wide and then again use your long arms and your long levers through the golf ball to extend that to a nice big finish, nice and balanced in the finish position and hopefully that's maximizing the height that you have and the naturally long arms to generate as much as distance and control as you possibly can.

2012-09-17

If you're a tall golfer like me, you might feel that you've been naturally gifted with the long arcing swing that's going to provide plenty of power to hit the golf ball away but you've got to be careful that you don’t fall into some traps that tall golfers can often fall into. So when you're setting up the golf ball, we want to make sure that we’re using our long arms and our long levers to the maximum of their efficiency. The first thing is try and create a nice straight line between your left arm, for a right-handed golfer, and the shaft of the golf club so a nice set there with a good strong, straight left arm ride the way through here that's going to use this one big turning lever now of my backswing. One issue that we've got to be careful of as tall golfers is we don’t just pick the golf club straight up into the air using the hands and the arms in a chopping action. That's not the right now thing to do. So here I’ve just taken a clubhead cover off my putter and I’ve laid it just behind the ball. Now as I set up, I want to be careful. I’m going to try to sweep this clubhead away. I’m not just going to try and knock it very quickly but I’m going to try and just push it back along the floor as I make my swing. If I get that sensation of pushing that head cover away, I feel like I have to sweep the club low to the floor, a nice long arc and then let the golf club lift up to the sky so it's not just picking the club with hands and arms using. It's my shoulders.

At the top of my swing it's really important that tall golfers strive for height and width in a golf swing but not length in a golf swing. We often see guys with long arms, long levers get a bit too carried away at the top trying to maximize distance and dipping over the parallel horizontal position too far. So work on a nice wide arc and a high arc, reaching up to this corner but not necessarily a long arc so nice and high, nice and wide and then again use your long arms and your long levers through the golf ball to extend that to a nice big finish, nice and balanced in the finish position and hopefully that's maximizing the height that you have and the naturally long arms to generate as much as distance and control as you possibly can.