Use Weighted Club to Boost Clubhead Speed, Control (Video)
Use Weighted Club to Boost Clubhead Speed, Control (Video)

One of the best training aides that I have used in any of my golf lessons is just the weighted golf club, same length, same size, same as the normal golf club but just with any extra weight added to it. You'll actually see a lot of the professional players using this out on tour as well. One of the first things that they'll reach for when they get to the practice ground before the tournament would be the weighted club. And they'll just have a few minutes swinging it away. Now if you don't have the weighted club either go and get yourself one or maybe even convert one of your own clubs with the weighted sort of ring that slips over the top and sits down on the neck there or actually you could just use two of your own clubs and swing them together.

If you can make the best grip possible there, lift the golf clubs off the floor so that it don't quite hit the ground, and then just gradually swing that back and through, and you'll start to feel how the weight of the golf club is encouraging you to make good swings. One of the biggest faults we see with golfers is coming over the top and then pulling in on the opposite side and not transferring their weight correctly. A weighted golf club will actually get all three of those sections exactly right. You take the club nicely to the prop, the club wants to fall behind you, now the club wants to extend your arms out and also the club wants to pull your body around to a nice big finish. So if you got limited practice time or limited practice space even, take the weighted club out into the back garden five minutes a night just swing in the heavy club or the two clubs that we have here, and that's one of the best uses of practice time you'll ever find.

2012-06-12

One of the best training aides that I have used in any of my golf lessons is just the weighted golf club, same length, same size, same as the normal golf club but just with any extra weight added to it. You'll actually see a lot of the professional players using this out on tour as well. One of the first things that they'll reach for when they get to the practice ground before the tournament would be the weighted club. And they'll just have a few minutes swinging it away. Now if you don't have the weighted club either go and get yourself one or maybe even convert one of your own clubs with the weighted sort of ring that slips over the top and sits down on the neck there or actually you could just use two of your own clubs and swing them together.

If you can make the best grip possible there, lift the golf clubs off the floor so that it don't quite hit the ground, and then just gradually swing that back and through, and you'll start to feel how the weight of the golf club is encouraging you to make good swings. One of the biggest faults we see with golfers is coming over the top and then pulling in on the opposite side and not transferring their weight correctly. A weighted golf club will actually get all three of those sections exactly right. You take the club nicely to the prop, the club wants to fall behind you, now the club wants to extend your arms out and also the club wants to pull your body around to a nice big finish. So if you got limited practice time or limited practice space even, take the weighted club out into the back garden five minutes a night just swing in the heavy club or the two clubs that we have here, and that's one of the best uses of practice time you'll ever find.