There are times when I need (want) to grip it and rip it! I am feeling good and want to press my advantage and hit the ball that extra 20 yards. Generally, this happens on the par 5s because I want to get home in 2.
This is when I take advice of ‘Tin Cup’ and set up to let the big dog eat! It is interesting that I feel I need to change something to gain that extra distance, and generally with little success. I wonder if I am doing something wrong?
After many attempts, I can honestly say that my success rate at is very low. It rarely works where I adjust my stance, grip, or tempo to achieve my aim. I even know that the changes are slim to boom out a drive, I feel I must give it a whack anyway.
I guess it was that one time where whatever adjustments I made seemed to work. I have hit the ball 300+ on occasion, but generally I am in the 250 – 260 range. However, I can also say that as my attempts to hit the ball harder, my accuracy drops significantly as well. The are on a parallel path.
Given the poor results, I am still determined to figure out how to hit my ball harder on occasion with a positive outcome. I need to forget changing my grip and stance, but focus on my head. I think that keeping my head still and speeding up my club head speed will have the positive results I am looking for. Of course, I have to wait for the driving range to open to test my theory; but I think I am on to something. What do you think?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!