Improve Golf Driving Distance

By: Mike Pedersen

How do I improve my golf driving distance? I hear this questiondaily. This is the dream of almost every amateur golfer. To hitit longer. But to improve golf driving distance isn't what youthink. No it's not your equipment. It's not pounding more ballsat the range. And it's not even taking more lessons.

It's about working on the machine that swings the club. Are youfollowing me? Do you know what I'm getting at? You're an athleteif you play golf. Don't laugh. I'm serious! To swing a golf clubeffectively takes a tremendous amount of golf specific strength,flexibility, coordination, balance and stability.

None of the above can be accomplished without an optimum levelof golf specific fitness. When was the last time you made aswing and felt like it was an effortless, full and producedmaximum power? I'm sure it's happened on occasion, but not asoften as you want right?

The reason why is your body can't produce a repetitivelypowerful swing. It's not capable of it. Why? Because you need towork on it 'off the course' with simple golf strength andstretches to build up the golf specific muscles that can makethis happen.

To improve golf driving distance you must take this attitude. Ifnot, be ready to accept the same swing, game and results you'vebeen getting for a long time. I don't mean to mix words, but thetruth is needed. No sugar-coating! This is "throwing all thecards on the table" and deciding how bad you want to improveyour golf driving distance.

Golfers have been bombarded with ads about the latest-greatestdriver, guaranteed to add 30 yards to your driving distance. Isay bs on that. It's you that swings that club. Doesn't matterwhat club you have if your body is in poor condition.

The critical area to work on for the quickest results is yourcore (mid-section). Your core is the engine that drives theswing and produces all the power. You've got to strengthen thisarea from a rotational standpoint to improve golf drivingdistance.

Not only will this approach improve your golf driving distance,but it will eliminate low back pain and injury. Low back pain isthe most common complaint among golfers. It's no wonder sincethe golf swing is such a torquing movement that directly affectsthe lower back if you have weak and restricted muscles.

The benefits far outweigh the effort involved. Longer drives, nomore injuries and years of golf enjoyment. There's no betterreturn than that. So take a different approach to improve golfdriving distance.

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