For More Distance, Focus on These 5 Swing Fundamentals

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  1. Judith says:

    Hi Eric,

    First thing I want to say is how well you explained how to get more distance using BLAST.
    Your explanation was crystal clear. Thank you very much.

    I’ve been a spectator at the World’s Longest Drive and I’m in awe as to how far you were able to make contact with the ball to win the World’s Longest Drive Champion. Thank you for showing us the video of yourself. I’ve sent it to my friends who are also in awe.

    We are all women and don’t have much power to drive the ball very far, but we are all working on
    getting more distance. I am just 5 ft. tall and it takes everything I can do to drive the ball 135 yards once in a while. But my distance is improving and I know I’ll be able drive the ball further
    once I get the BLAST more consistently. I tend to move my body and I know that is a major
    problem.

    Thanks Eric for your tips.

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA says:

      Hi Judith,
      Thanks so much for your email. I hope you had a great time watching the World Long Drive Championships. It is quite a show.
      Glad you are also benefiting from The 5 Keys To Distance. The concepts work for everybody. One of the things I work on a lot with my Lady students is simply practicing swinging faster. The Baseball Rip Swing is terrific training for that, and you don’t even have to be at the driving range to do it. Even without seeing your swing, one of the things I’d likely recommend is to do the Baseball Rip Swing every day, for about 20 repetitions. It’ll only take about 5 minutes. Even though it is a simple drill, it will help you swing the club faster, it will help you understand the proper swing sequence (weight shift -> Pivot -> Release), and it will help you understand how to swing faster while remaining in good balance.
      Best of luck, and keep me posted on your progress!

  2. Roger Nicandro says:

    Dear Eric,
    Thank you for providing us your students with the scientfic concepts to obtain more distance. It gives meaning and purpose to the drills
    Roger

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA says:

      Hi Roger,
      Thanks for the comment. One of the things I have found that helps students progress fastest is to help them understand WHY they are working on a particular aspect of the swing or their game. Having the WHY puts everything into context, and provides a way to measure progress.
      For example, I may have a student work on improving their balance. That is the WHAT. In and of itself, the student may get better at balance. But the real objective is to improve balance so that the student can either A) Increase club head speed, or B) Improve ball striking. Armed with this kind of information, the student can now evaluate the effectiveness of their efforts to swing in athletic balance by measuring swing speed or center contact. In this way the student can then coach themselves to find a way to make balance work best for them, and the efforts always wind up with an improvement in performance (which is what we are really after). Glad it is helping, and I look forward to your feedback.

  3. Gilles St Denis says:

    Eric
    Thank you for your tips on distance. Not only I am driving the ball longer it is the accuracy I am really impressed with.
    Regards
    Gilles

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA says:

      Thanks for your comment Gilles. Glad to hear you are seeing such great results. Distance is great, but distance with accuracy is what produces lower scores and a lot more fun on the course. I provide plenty of swing mechanics instruction, but I also make sure to include what I call “performance” aspects as well – specifically, WHY something is important, and how to use it on the course. Look forward to more comments from you in the future!

  4. James Gilstrap says:

    I tried to purchase your program and did not receive emil that I was supposed to approve order. I searched junk mail and nothing came back.

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA says:

      Hi James,
      I created a ticket for you at Support@ TargetCenteredGolf.Zendesk.com. Send a reply to that email so we can get you squared up. Thanks!

  5. Karl DeLisle says:

    Hey Eric,
    I already have your basic program and have been working on the drills. Since my birthday approaches my family has granted me the gold component of your program. Can you sell me on its value a little more and I may be adding it soon?

    Karl

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA says:

      Hi Karl,
      Thanks for the question. The Gold program has access to all the pages on the site. Each module has additional drills for Balance, Leverage, Arc, Speed, and Target. In addition, there are more videos in the Advanced module covering advanced practice techniques, the learning process, ball flight laws, and the physics of distance – all of which deepens your understanding of what is happening during the swing, how to evaluate the results of your shots, and how to make the best use of your time on the range to get the maximum results – more distance, and better ball-striking. There are a couple of drills in the Gold section, like the Pivot Drill and the Connection drills that people are raving about. If you like the program thus far, you’ll like the additional material. And, of course, there are more posts with questions and feedback on the drill pages from the community. Hope to see you there!

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