How to Increase Golf Swing Speed for Older Golfers

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One of the most common things to happen to your golf game as you age is losing golf swing speed and distance. But there are golfers out there who still hit it as far as – or farther than – they ever did as they age.

So why do older golfers lose distance? And how can senior golfers increase their power and overall distance? This video gives you some simple reasons for a loss of distance, as well as some senior golf tips and drills to help you regain that lost distance off the tee!

Golf equipment – if you have golf clubs that are 20 years old, they were probably built for someone who was 20 years younger. Also, adding a couple of golf hybrids to your bag to replace some long irons. Hybrid clubs are typically a little easier to get the ball in the air and are generally easier clubs to hit than long irons.

Flexibility and mobility – as we get older, we tend to lose some strength, our balance might not be quite what it used to be, and we also lose some flexibility. So what are some things we can do to offset these things?

Setup tips – give your toes a little bit of flare, which will allow your hips to turn and open up more, which allows your chest and body to rotate more, your arms to generate a longer swing, and the club can travel farther and increase a little more length in your golf game.

Specifically for the driver, bump your lead hip toward the target and tilt your upper body a little bit behind the ball, which will preset you to hit up on the golf ball. And if you hit up on the golf ball, you increase launch, decrease spin, and add some distance as a result.

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Finally, take a slightly wider golf stance, which will help with balance in the golf swing. If you struggle with staying balanced, you probably slow your swing speed down to stay more in control. Having a wider, more stable golf stance and posture will allow you to turn up the speed and stay in balance through the swing, adding to your overall driving distance.

How about some golf swing basics to add some speed and distance? When you swing the club, feel like you are swinging your arms. If you have a lot of body movement, you need a lot of strength, athleticism and balance to get more distance and speed. But if you are using your arms versus your body to increase swing speed, you can generate it much more easily.

For some drills, start with your feet together and swing your arms back and through. As you make your backswing and swing through, you may start to feel your weight swaying from side to side. But as you get more comfortable and feel your body staying more centered, you will also start feeling what it's like to swing your arms and add speed.

The next drill is a balance drill, but also helps with rhythm, tempo and pressure shift. As you make your back swing over your trail shoulder (for right-handed golfer), say right and feel your pressure in the trail foot. As you make your swing over the lead shoulder, say left and feel the pressure move to the lead foot. Make a few practice swings repeating this, then step up and take a shot. These senior golf swing tips will help you improve rhythm, tempo and balance, helping you increase club head speed.

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Comments

Tom Sharkey says:

Todd, u are a class teacher..keep up the great work. Tom in Dublin, 🇮🇪

Perusing Person says:

Will you do a video on how golfers with a belly can clear the belly when putting?

allen lane says:

Peter Fowler won the Australian Open by hitting balls with his feet to-gether for two weeks (months?) prior to the event.

Robert Scott says:

Great video! I love the vertical golf swing; been doing it for years with great success. I'm 74 years old and I find it humorous when my golfing partners complain that the can't master all of the intricate requirements of the rotational swing that they see in magazines and videos. Would love to see more videos on swinging vertically. I'm going to try closing my stance slightly – I have always set up square.

April C says:

This tutorial , Jοmtοnο Naha (Go ogle it) introduced me Golf swing classes. Showcased in the guideline are important tips like picking the proper club model and length based on your arm length, height, and shoulder width. Through the training lessons in the tutorial, I am able to reduce my handicap to 15 from 22 in a year.

Bananaball Golfermbaya says:

My dad is 75, do you think he can hit some ladies flex shafts? Would this help? He’s lost quite a bit of distance and flexibility and everything that comes with age.

Willie Tyndall says:

Really gathered some great info, especially in regards to balance. Due to a motorcycle wreck in '16, I have no toes on my left foot. I have limited lateral stability in that foot and as such I have a tendency to hit flat footed. This video on how to get better balance in with limited foot action is what I needed to see. These tips will be part of my backyard practice.

Birdie Man says:

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Ralph Brown says:

Great recommendations. The balance recommendation is key. I notice that when I don't pay attention to balance and try to swing hard, then I end up with miss-hit. When I slow down and stay in balance, my shots are spot on. Thanks!

Bob Larsen says:

Swing with your arms is probably the worst advice I have ever heard. You have to clear your hips!

Superutubeking says:

Great video so true get the right equipment, thanks for the advice

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