How to Get More Distance with your Golf Shot

My golf coach Garrett Louis, instructor for Top 50 Teacher In America and PGA Teacher Of The Year Martin Chuck’s, Tour Striker Golf Academy in Phoenix Arizona, teaches me how to get more distance with your golf shot.

Let’s talk about lack of distance. Oftentimes, people come to me, and they want to hit the golf ball farther, but it all starts with solid contact, and so a simple drill I like to use is, let’s take two tees, and let’s place them about a club-width a part, and then let’s just see if we can make a swing at an inside tee, because if you are struggling with that, then, chances are, you’re going to hit one of those two tees, and oftentimes, like I said, I’ll see people, and they’ll hit it off the toe of the club, or they’ll hit it heely, and you think about this like hammering a nail.

One good strike with a hammer to a nail produces a better result, right?

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I mean, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been hammering a nail, and I’ve kind of slightly missed that nail, and I don’t get near as far as when I hit that nail solid. The same thing applies to golf. This is your hammer, all right? And we’re trying to strike this nail solidly, and the ball will come off the face and go farther with less effort. So place two tees a club-width a part. I have an eight iron here, but you can do this with really any mid-iron, and I’m going to place the ball in between those two tees, and then I’m going to hit one out there. So if you want to hit the ball farther, let’s make sure we’re hitting out of the center of the face.

Paul Liberatore
Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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