Increase Your Golf Swing Speed – Golf’s 1-2 Power Punch!

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Increase your golf swing speed with this amazing, one two, power punch. You will be amazed how these two simple motions using the right arm can greatly increase your distance.

Most mid to high handicap golfers tend to make a simple mistake when it comes to club head speed. They release the right arm too early. This causes you to lose lag and to spend your potential speed early in the downswing. The key is to keep this potential speed for later in the swing, the release it quickly with the one – two power punch.

The first move is to release the right arm. But only after the club is halfway into the downswing. If you release the club early you will lose club head speed. You want to imagine the right arm as working like a piston. The arm will be bent as you are halfway into the downswing and then extend to increase the speed of the arms and hands. This is the first motion that will increase your speed.

The second motion is with the wrists. Up until this point the club will be lagging far behind the hands. Once you reach this point of the swing, you will downward cock (ulnar deviation) to release the built up angle of the wrists. This is the second move of this power punch. This will immediately increase the speed of the club head and give you much more distance.

Good luck with your golf game. I look forward to working with you soon.

Increase Golf Swing Speed

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  1. Doc, with the piston motion like that, how do you make sure you're still attacking the ball from the inside? When I try to keep the lag to that degree I feel like I end up releasing from the outside at impact and cutting across the ball. When I look at Woods' footage, it looks like he'd be hitting a cut with that swing too. Does that have more to do with his body rotation than his arms? Or am I just seeing it wrong?

  2. It sounds like your shoulders may be opening and tilting everything to the left. Be sure to keep the shoulders back until you release the club, just as you can see in the demos in this video. Also be sure the right albow doesn't fire out away from your body. It will extend over your toes. Tiger is still hitting a very straight shot. He plays both a fade and a draw depending on what the course calls for. Good Luck! ~Clay Ballard

  3. Clay, based on your experience, what is the average increase in swing speed with this method?

  4. It would all depend on your current technique. If you are casting the club and losing tons of lag, you will see huge increases in your speed right away. If your lag and release are already pretty solid, you may not see as much. What is your current clubhead speed? ~Clay Ballard

  5. Clay, when I uncock my wrists the club goes very toe deep. Guess I am vertically uncocking the wrists. Guess I don't understand releasing the wrists properly. Is there some lateral unhinging or rotation with the release

  6. This reminds me of Mike Dunaways release drills. He does the "bury the club head into the rug" technique. Your video on the physics of a catapult and how the body should work in the same way when swinging a club was amazing. I just discovered your videos on youtube and ill be suscribing to your page. Your style of swing swinging just makes sense in generating speed.

  7. When i have had times of making very powerful swings, that is the feeling i get of extending my my right arm through impact. But i never realized it until i saw your video.  And having a natural tendency to cast the club i realize that when i would do Harvey Penicks slow motion drill over the years my ball striking would magically improve, now i know for sure. thx.

  8. Thank you for this…made a GIF of the Release and am sharing here …

    ..but I would call the first punch the hip rotation to 10* past square …during this time I'm holding my arms back as well as I can

  9. Hey Clay. I was searching for a match of tennis that you play and ran into that video. Didn't know that you play golf also. 😉 Do you have a video of you playing a tennis match? See you soon. Peace. 😉

  10. Clay…first and foremost,  I just love every one of your videos!!!  I think you are one of the very best instructors I know.  All of your videos have helped me tremendously!  I have struggled with increasing my club head speed for years and now I know how do it!  Tried your tip in the yard this morning and it works like a champ!!!  LEVERAGE AND PROPER RELEASE!!  I have tried to use the sledge hammer method without any success!  THANKS!!!

  11. Well, just as a boxer, puts his shoulder into his punches to be more effective , what he is simply doing is using his body's mass to aid in creating force. Force is simply the mass of an object, times the acceleration it is experiencing. What forces does this upper body pivot create in a gold swing? Well a couple actually. We do not swing in a straight up and down manner like a Ferris Wheel. As the club head moves on an arc, it is creating centripetal acceleration. And because the ball rest of the perimeter of the arc line movement (the club head path) we represent the actual fulcrum center of that swing. Not our hands, or anything else, but our bodies center is the center of the PIVOT. If you bent at the hips, and don't stand up, when you rotate your shoulders behind the ball, then you'll still be bent over but now facing almost 45 degrees (if not more) behind where you are standing. If not, you just straightened up out of what you set at address. (loss of spine angle). So the move is not to twist or to spin as so many try to do, the move should be a distinct pivot away and then a pivot back through, and that means your body is moving its mass and loading that shaft to its engineered standards. Golf is not stand there are spin. It is an athletic movement. It isn't ballet either. It is a game about force applied to the golf ball. Mass is directly proportional to force. ALWAYS.