Creating Torque Can Cause Swing Issues

There is a science to the golf swing. There are so many moving parts that the slightest misalignment will have a tremendous, negative affect on the direction and distance of our golf ball. For years I have read and been told about how to hit my ball farther. This secret many elite players espouse is to create more torque in my swing. They suggest that by increasing the twisting motion between my lower and upper body. This all seems simple, but I can assure you that this concept is a bit more challenging than just adding more turn displacement. Every player has a happy medium on how they can physical move and this might be where the most amateurs struggle will trying to create torque. Regardless, creating torque is important, but do we really know what this means?

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The 2022 Golf Season Has Started: So, Now What?

Albeit slow, my 2022 golf season has started. With nine holes under my belt, it is now time to think about what I want to see happen to my game over the next 5 months. I always want to improve my game, but I am getting to the point where I want to enjoy playing as much as focusing my efforts on gaining a stroke here and there. I am planning one dramatic change this year and I am not sure how it will affect my game.

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Is Driver Loft Important For Increased Distance?

The discussion of more driver loft for increase distance has decided to rear its confusing head again. It is interesting that the hype created by manufacturers is fueling the potential desire to change driver settings without really understanding the reasons or science of why hitting it higher is important. I have recently changed my hitting technique to launch my ball a bit higher to gain some added distance, but that is because I was handcuffing myself by trying to drive the ball versus launching the ball. More on that below. Regardless, it is important to understand that hitting the ball higher does not necessarily equate to longer distances with the driver; there are so many other factors to understand!

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The Three “T” For Creating An Effortless Golf Swing

I set a goal this year to increase my distance off the tee by at least 10 yards. I believe, although I am getting older, that this distance goal is a reasonable milestone that I can achieve without having to redesign my entire golf swing. I think I have a fundamentally strong swing and as such I am looking to tweak minor aspects of my game. Fortunately, I was introduced to the three “T” to help develop power and possibly achieve one of my 2021 goals.

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It Is Like Trying To Twist A Pretzel

Golf is a sport that requires some flexibility. The range of movement encompasses over 360° in order to properly move the club head through various directions. I am sure we can debate the exact degree count, but for the aspect of this discussion today, I think you get the point. I akin the flexibility, or lack of, needed to the ability to twist a pretzel. Let me explain.

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