Hit it Further – Improve Smash Factor

Instructor Martin Chuck of Revolution Golf shows how off center strikes with the driver drastically reduces your ball speed and total distance. A centered strike creates a higher smash factor, better ball speed, and more distance off the tee.

10 thoughts on “Hit it Further – Improve Smash Factor

  1. Something doesn't add up.  You said 1 mph in ball speed equals 2 yards of distance.  So the first drive had a ball speed of 154 mpg, and distance of 270.  The second swing showed ball speed of 133 and distance of only 142.  A loss of 21 mpg in ball speed should have shortened the drive by 42 yards, making it around 228, not 142.  I'm assuming that was a mistake on the Trackman.  There is no way that second drive only went 142 yards.

  2. Dear Martin, when starting the backswing with the Driver, for a high handicap (20+) should we be looking to take the club back and away from us, to give us more chance of the downswing coming inside out and hit those draws?  Thanks a lot for all of your videos they definitely provide food for thought.

  3. After seeing this great tip I went and got some foot powder spray and headed to the range.  Wow.  I never realized just how off-center I've been hitting the ball.  Is it any wonder that my driving is so inconsistent? Any tips to correct heel hits?

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