COIL GOING BACK, THEN RELEASE IT
When people watch me during the Re/Max Long Drive events, they're expecting to see violent swings. But my 150 miles an hour of clubhead speed comes in part from good fundamentals and smooth sequencing. Those are things any golfer can improve.
Everybody talks about coil, but a lot of players don't really know what it is. To me, it's the difference between hip turn and shoulder turn on the backswing (previous photo). You might not be as flexible as I am, but any amount you increase that spread will help you add yards.
Also, notice my head position in these photos is the same: six inches behind the ball. If you set your head back and keep it there, you can work your right shoulder under your left coming down and launch the ball on the upswing. One last tip: You can see here I'm using the ground to turn my hips hard—they're 45 degrees open, and my chest is facing the ball. That's the coiling action in reverse, and it's a big power play.
Jamie Sadlowski hit one 418 yards to win the 2008 Re/Max World Long Drive Championship.