Many of the players we work with are interested in gaining distance with their swings. This will require the player to maintain control of their swing to add ball speed
Speed training is a crucial aspect of a well-balanced golf performance training program, just as important as flexibility and mobility workouts are. For you to gain distance with your shots, you need to increase club head speed to get higher ball speeds.
Foundation is everything!!
Speed requires stability and balance. A solid foundation requires you to generate lower body stability, so your upper body can rotate faster. To rotate faster, you must have good balance, otherwise, your body will have to compensate and decelerate to equalize the balance you are lacking.
It is important to remember we always start with the fundamentals. Fun fact: even the tour pros incorporate balance and stability drills into their workout routines. It helps maintain a solid foundation for their golf game and helps to avoid injury and setbacks.
Shocking the system
It is essential to combine all aspects of training to develop a well-rounded golf body. Each workout should be a building block, starting with mobility, balance and stability training to wake the body up.
Then the compound movements such as strength and power exercises to help build muscle. Building muscle helps to create power and velocity, which transfers over to your golf swing by adding much desired distance. Velocity training helps improve not only swing speed, but also muscle coordination and the timing in your golf swing.
Speed trainers are a great golf training aid to incorporate into your workouts. Swinging a weighted stick while replicating your golf swing will also help generate velocity and speed. This movement should be controlled at as fast a pace as possible. This helps to fire up those fast twitch muscles, so be sure to swing with authority on both sides.
Working both sides!!
We are constantly swinging on our dominate side during while at the range, and on the course. This can start to create an imbalance between the muscles on the opposite (non-dominate) side of our body. As we mentioned earlie, this can lead to a lack of stability, balance and decreased power.
Working the non-dominant side during workouts helps balance both sides of the body for a more even and powerful pass at every shot. This helps to strengthen your overall well-being, which is not only good for golf buy phenomenal for everyday life as well!
Some other great drills include, plyometric (jump) squats, plyometric (jump) lunges, box jumps, and swing replication drills using tube resistance bands. Again, we are taking the time to do these movements with explosive power and speed. The faster and more powerful we can get with our golf workouts, the better it transfers over to our swing on the golf course.