The Key To Hitting Longer Drives

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Hitting monstrous drives with little effort requires a downswing executed in the correct sequence with a smooth acceleration through impact.  The biggest mistake I see with players looking to hit the ball further is that they will swing in an all-out effort from the top of the backswing and end up flailing at the ball which flutters off of the club short and usually right.

Jordan Spieth Top Of Backswing

The purpose of the back swing is to store up energy to be used to hit the ball down the fairway.  This energy is in the form of weight shift, rotation, arm swing, and the lever created by the hinge between the arms and club.  The goal of the downswing is to transfer as much of that stored energy as possible into the ball at impact.

Jason Day Downswing

The correct sequence of the downswing revolves around the thinking that the downswing happens from the ground up.  The first move in the downswing should be a slight move of weight from the back foot to the front.  This is followed by the hips, torso, shoulders, arms, hands, and finally, the clubhead.

Rickie Fowler Golf Swing Sequence

To simplify this, think of a car going down an on ramp and getting onto the interstate.  The top of the backswing is the same as the car at the entrance to the ramp.  The car is not moving at that point and wants to be moving 60 mph at the bottom in order to merge into traffic.  Upon pressing the gas pedal, the car begins to accelerate.  It does not immediately go to 60 mph but accelerates through 5mph, 20mph, etc. until it reaches its maximum speed at the bottom of the ramp.  When making your downswing, focus on starting at 0 and providing constant acceleration of the club on the downswing and you will find yourself hitting the ball further and straighter in no time.

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How To Make Pressure Shots Feel Routine

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We have all been there. Standing on the first tee with 10 people watching us prepare to hit the first shot of our round.  Suddenly, our hands start sweating and muscles tense up as the nerves kick in.  With this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, players will face the not only teeing of in front of one of the games legends, they’ll also face large crowds and daunting holes down the stretch. So, what is the key to performing under these amounts of pressure?

Rory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Develop, Practice, and Repeat

Much like a basketball player shooting a free throw, the key to increasing your chances of success under pressure revolves around developing a routine and sticking with it. One of the biggest mistakes I see occurs when a player takes practice swings until they make a good one, then they get up and hit the ball. Instead of focusing on how good the swing is, focus on taking the same number of swings every time, regardless of the outcome.

Also, walk into the golf ball the same way each time. You can even make sure you take the same number of breaths! By making your routine specific and sticking with it every time, you won’t even notice the crowd watching until they recognize your great shot with a loud cheer!

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The Cobra King Forged Tec Irons


The Cobra King Forged Tec irons have loaded with technology that’ll help everyone’s game. Yes, whether you’re a low handicapper or a mid handicapper this iron will benefit your game. You’ll quickly learn that they have the feel and precision of a tour iron AND the forgiveness and distance that you need. What’s not to love? Take a look at what makes these so great.

Cobra King Forged Tec Iron Technology

The Cobra King Forged Tec irons are comprised of five different materials. This blend is the reason why Cobra can offer you the distance and forgiveness in one iron. This combination is traditionally not possible in a one-piece tour performance iron.

Tungsten Weights & Forged Clubhead

You’ll see there are two tungsten weights in the irons, one in the toe and one in the heel. These in conjunction with the soft forged clubhead push the center of gravity lower and deeper in the club head. This ultimately improves launch conditions and increases the forgiveness of these irons.

Face Construction

The distance in the Cobra King Forged Tec irons come from the stainless steel club face. This material in the clubface provides more ball speed which translates into increased distance.

Feel, Feedback & Looks

Finally, in order to improve the feel and feedback associated to the club the iron have a carbon fiber badging and TPU inserts are placed in the cavity back of the irons. The premium chrome plating finish provides a classic look that will everyone is sure to love when address the golf ball.

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