Golf Digest SchoolsMay 30, 2017

Power Secrets Of The Pros

Congrats on making driving distance a priority in your game. The lessons you're about to watch have been developed by Golf Digest Best Young Teacher Boyd Summerhays, a former tour player who teaches top professionals how to boost their driving skills. In five easy-to-follow video lessons, you'll find out the secrets to creating more speed with less effort, how the pros train for power, and how to reach your own distance potential. (Hint: Video 4, "The No. 1 Power Source," will change the way you think about driving.) So grab on your driver, tee it up and let it rip.


HOW TO GENERATE SPEED
• Develop a dynamic sequence
• Fix a weak, armsy swing
• Power source: J.B. Holmes
• Add speed with the Body-Turn Drill


THE POWER SETUP
• Pre-set more carry distance
• Build a powerful swing foundation
• Power source: Tony Finau
• Launch it high with the Upward-Strike Drill


THE PRO DRAW
• Learn to sync up your arms and body
• Power source: Rory McIlroy
• Find the inside power path
• Create draw spin with the Face-to-Path Drill


THE NO. 1 POWER SOURCE
• Develop skills to beat tension
• Power sources: Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt
• Learn to let speed happen
• Swing smooth with the Humming Drill


POWER FAILS
• Fix a tight grip for more wrist hinge
• Fix a faulty stance for better balance
• Fix over-swinging with more turn
• Fix a choppy downswing by freewheeling
• Power source: Adam Scott

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