How to Increase Your Golf Swing Speed

by David Jenyns on December 2, 2011

Increasing your golf swing speed requires a basic knowledge of how centrifugal force works. Get tips on the best ways shoot a faster ball from a professional golf instructor in this free video on playing golf. Expert: Conan Elliott Bio:Conan Elliott has been the director of instruction at Camas Meadows Golf Club since January 2004. He has been teaching for more than 30 years and truly is a “teacher of champions.” Filmmaker: Lisa Fenderson
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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VillageGolfClub December 2, 2011 at 8:22 am

very nice…a fellow Golf addict

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zZrEtRiBuTiOnZz December 2, 2011 at 8:25 am

@mikeandike76 Or you could just not suck with the driver and hit a 7 iron into the green instead of a 4 iron. 7 iron will usually get you closer to the flag, which will in turn cause you to make more putts and lower your scores.

That’s why people want to hit big drives. You don’t NEED to, but it’s nice as long as you can make the putts as well.

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mikeandike76 December 2, 2011 at 9:09 am

@jstrick114 why in the world would you need it drive the ball 350 yards?? if you wanna become good at golf take your driver out of your bag and only use fairwaywoods or irons. ive been doing this for a while and its the reason ive been able to be a 4 handicap. all you have to do is hit the fairway and keep the ball out of trouble…

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gregclark13 December 2, 2011 at 9:09 am

the best advice ive ever had…Hes the business…

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TVNorris December 2, 2011 at 9:20 am

Das ist doch wohl nicht ernst gemeint, das der mir beibringen will, wie ich mehr speed mache :-D. Da schlag ich ja mit nem 7er Eisen genauso weit wie er mit seinem Driver. Aber vor allen sind alle seine drei Tipps keine Sachen auf die man trainieren sollte. Wenn man schon einen wirklich guten Schwung hat, dann kann man mal darauf achten, das man den Winkel möglichst lange hält. So wie er das vorführt ist es ziemlich lächerlich.

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funwithpenicillin December 2, 2011 at 9:35 am

@senorchipotle ya…this is kind of exactly what your supposed to do. If you get rid of the angle to soon you can’t reach your maximum swing speed. How bout we learn a little bit about he golf swing before we start criticizing peoples instructions.

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senorchipotle December 2, 2011 at 9:57 am

you said this “you guys are morons. this guy knows more about the swing than anyone i have ever seen. Im 22 and hit my 3 iron 250 carry and my driver 315 carry because I do exactly what? he is talking about.” he says “hold the angle to increase swing speed, rotate your arms and release the club.” a swing driven with centrifugal force doesn’t need to be released and the forearms don’t need to be rotated, that happens on its own.

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ss4adam December 2, 2011 at 10:07 am

@senorchipotle you obviously cant read at all. talk to me after going to middle school. i NEVER said i try to told the angle longer than natural. i focus on my leg and hip turn and then snap my wrist. dont try to put words in my mouth. thanks

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senorchipotle December 2, 2011 at 11:02 am

@ss4adam … this is terrible advice. you don’t “hold the angle” in a golf swing, unless you plan on actually slowing your swing down. if you make a proper downswing, you don’t have to worry about rotating anything but your body because centrifugal force takes care of the rest. this is bogus.

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ss4adam December 2, 2011 at 11:38 am

@jstrick114 wrist snap is one factor.send me a vid of your swing and ill give u some tips

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jstrick114 December 2, 2011 at 12:11 pm

@ss4adam Damn that’s good. I have yet to break 120 and I’m 6’3 about 270. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong but I’m going to work on my wrist mechanics coming through with my down swing. I have heard some other people talk about snapping their wrists at the bottom of their swing to create an almost whiplash effect with the club. I’m gonna give that a try and see how that works out.

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ss4adam December 2, 2011 at 12:34 pm

@jstrick114
with my driver i average about 125. i get 127 on the good swings and 123 on my bad ones (each day is different too). If u want ill try and make a video soon. Im only 5’7” and 135 lbs LOL. I dont try to take it back unnaturally far (if your spine angle changes u lose a ton of speed). Make sure your sequence is right; start the swing from hands on down to feet, then reverse teh order for the downswing. There r some other things i do for added speed that he doest talk about.

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jstrick114 December 2, 2011 at 1:24 pm

@ss4adam What’s your swing speed when you hit your driver? I’m trying to get drives up to 350+ but my fastest club speed I have seen is just under 120 MPH. I’ve topped out at the driving range at about 320 total distance hitting range balls and a rental driver. I also read something about how bringing the club head back farther on the back swing can bring club speed up.

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BaconBradlee December 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm

@britishno6 leaving your wrist cocked would cause a slice. having your hands go through early causes a draw

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holmessph7 December 2, 2011 at 3:15 pm

@irontoe of course not, he’s three times our age… That’s what high-compression golf balls are for. If you think you’re going to have 120 mph swing speed at 65 then ur dilusional

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bluelava4life December 2, 2011 at 4:03 pm

What a great video…seems plain but is packed with the most vital tips for the perfect golf swing. Timing, tempo, and wrist release is so critical. Thanks for the upload.

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ss4adam December 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm

you guys are morons. this guy knows more about the swing than anyone i have ever seen. Im 22 and hit my 3 iron 250 carry and my driver 315 carry because I do exactly what he is talking about. if he was younger he would hit at least that far. you’re pretty ignorant if you think that his swing speed determines how much he knows.

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yenminglu December 2, 2011 at 5:24 pm

yeah, holding the angle, that’s the key, and hard to achieve … 🙁

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jntragesser December 2, 2011 at 6:08 pm

There’s a lot of golf tutorials on YouTube that are plain wrong. This isn’t one of them. This guy’s instruction is spot on.

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irontoe December 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm

But he doesnt have a quick swing speed????

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britishno6 December 2, 2011 at 6:27 pm

@Thanachitj 2:30 pal

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britishno6 December 2, 2011 at 7:15 pm

this could cause a draw if you keep the wrist cocked for too long on the through swing. also he didnt pivot around his spine in the final demo shot, well not what i would call a good pivot as he only turned his body slightly.

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grimo000 December 2, 2011 at 7:15 pm

watch out for the tee marker

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narmibo December 2, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Well explained…..

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Deftard December 2, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Anyone that hits the ball with his driver 150 yards like this guy should stfu about the golf swing

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