If you lack distance off the tee, then this section is for you.
Culprit No. 1 Unstable Base
Culprit No. 2 No Hinge
Culprit No. 3 Two Backswing NO-NOs:
Fake Turn and Overswing
Let’s examine Culprit No. 1:
Culprit No.1 NO DISTANCE » UNSTABLE BASE
I cannot stress enough the importance of a solid and powerfully loaded base. This is your power source. Your distance comes from a solid, braced back leg. If you slide, you’ll lose that power source.
The lateral slide kills power! Notice how my back knee has collapsed causing my back foot to come off the ground. From this position, my weight will not transfer properly to the front side. From here, I will most likely throw the club from the top instead of using the leverage from a braced back leg to initiate the downswing.
SOLUTION: I turn into my back hip and feel tension on the inside of my thigh. My back foot is planted, and I am pressing my back foot down and in toward my front leg. Use the ground as leverage. Drive into the turf with your feet. From here, I have a launching pad for power!