Health & FitnessMay 17, 2012

Fitness Friday: Like Bud Cauley, you can generate more clubhead speed

*Every week my colleague Ron Kaspriske, Golf Digest Fitness Editor, presents Fitness Friday on the Instruction Blog. This week he shows you how to increase your clubhead speed, no matter whether you're small in stature like Bud Cauley or built like Craig Stadler. By the way, the video at the end is definitely worth watching. Look for Weekend Tip tomorrow, and remember to follow me on Twitter: @RogerSchiffman**.

Roger Schiffman

Managing Editor

Golf Digest*

__Here's Ron:__PGA Tour Rookie of the Year candidate Bud Cauley is 5-feet-7, 150 pounds. Well, he says 158, but you get the point. Bud is not a big man.

Nevertheless, Cauley averages more than 290 yards off the tee and is frequently mentioned by his peers as a very talented ball-striker. The sound of his shots resonate.

So how does a 158-pound golfer frequently drive the ball 300 yards? Center-face contact with a driver helps, but Cauley's secret is explosive power, says his trainer Jeff Fronk. Cauley is able to utilize his fast-twitch muscles better than most. He recruits things such as hip speed, leg thrust and a strong torso rotation to swing the club faster.

"If you aren't training for speed, you'll lose the ability to be quick as you get older," Fronk says.

Two medicine-ball exercises he uses with Cauley can help you train for speed, too. To watch Cauley in action, click on the video below.

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*Ron Kaspriske

Fitness Editor

Golf Digest*

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