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Fast Muscle Twitch = Swing Speed - Learn how right here!

Fast Muscle Twitch = Swing Speed – Learn how right here!

Fast Muscle Twitch = Swing Speed – Learn how right here!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

To increase swing speed, you need fast muscle twitch!  

You can create a fast muscle twitch by practicing alternately with heavy resistance and then a light resistance alternating for about 2 or 3 reps.  Doing this daily will definitely increase your body rotation, lag, and clubhead speed.

Ken Pierce of Golf Gym got some inspiration from Phil Mickelson recently, who also does this drill.  Ken demonstrates using Power Swing Plus. He then uses a club turned upside down for his speed drill.  I would tend to replace that with the Orange Whip, something I use regularly.  Pretty soon, I will purchase the Power Swing Plus, and along with my Orange Whip, will do these drills every day of the week for 30 days!  Watch for my report back at that time and tell you whether I have noticed an increase in distance.  Stay tuned!

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This Stretch is all you need - If you only have time for one!

This Stretch is all you need – If you only have time for one!

This Stretch is all you need – If you only have time for one!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

If you arrive at the course just in time for your tee time but have five minutes to spare before you tee off, try this stretch demonstrated by Ken Pierce of Golfgym.com. It uses all the “golf-specific” muscles in your torso and upper body.  As Ken is using, instead of the car, use the golf cart as you wait on the first tee before your round begins.  You won’t be sorry!

You may very well be the exception, but even though we know better, golfers in general, do not like to properly get ready before playing or practicing. Frankly, only a small percentage of golfers even take the time to practice, let alone beforehand.

There are so many articles, TV programs, coaches and trainers with different ideas on the proper way to get ready for a round of golf that it can be quite puzzling as to what to do first. There are different methods of stretching as well. 

Static stretching is where you get into a position and hold it for 10 to 15 seconds.

This type of stretching has been found to actually slow down your fast twitch muscles that are critical to performing a fast golf swing. “Dynamic” means your body is continuously moving during the stretch. It is generally more golf specific because it should involve a twisting or swinging motion. Dynamic stretching is also better because it helps to warm up the muscles that will be used throughout the round.

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