Tip from the Pros: Hitting the Golf Ball Further
There are a few different ways you can approach gaining extra distance, but I find that this drill to create hinge in your wrists works best:
1. Address the golf ball with your driver. Double check and make sure you have a good fundamental grip.
2. Hinge your wrists straight up so that the butt of the club is pointing down toward the ground. (Make sure you don’t rotate your wrists. When hinging make sure you go straight up, and not pointing the butt end of the club toward the target.)
3. Take the club out of your hands, but KEEP your RIGHT hand where it is. See how much your right wrist is hinged?! It is in a very powerful position.
This powerful wrist hinge is how you want your wrists to feel at the top of your swing and at impact. Some players will hinge early, some will hinge late. It doesn’t matter when you hinge during your swing, so you will have to experiment.
Practicing this wrist hinge will add clubhead speed and will help you gain a few extra yards.