BC golf website featuring courses from BC and all of North America. Golf course information, score cards, golf course reviews, free handicap tracking, golf jokes, golf tips
Free Game Tracker, Handicap Tracking Book a tee time, dsicount tee times
Track your game. Sign up now and receive 30 days of Premium service FREE!.

Click here to log in

I want to use the Game tracker

Tell me more about the Game Tracker
Sign up for our discount times email alerts.

Sign up for discount alerts
Search BC Golf
  In the rough > Tip of the day


Tip of the Day

Long swings add distance

Better players know that solid ball striking and low scores result when every swing is made with the same amount of effort. A good standard is 85 to 90 percent of maximum speed. However, suppose you need to add an extra 10 yards to your shot to carry a hazard? Do you swing harder at 100 percent? Absolutely not.

Swinging harder can easily throw off your rhythm and leave you in worse shape. You?re better off thinking about ?swinging longer? when you need a few extra yards. Make your usual backswing, but for that extra boost, focus on making your upper body turn just a bit fuller. Then, stay relaxed on the downswing and let your body unwind and swing the club as you normally would. The longer swing will produce more centrifugal force with the same 85 to 90 percent effort you?ve grooved. In most cases, this will be enough to give you the extra distance you require.

Previous Tip | Next Tip

Home | Course Guide | Patty's Proshop | Game Tracker | Links | About Us | Jokes | Tips

Copyright BCGolf.com Inc. All rights reserved. Send Updates to info @ bcgolf.com