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Swing A Weighted Golf Club To Improve Your Distance

There are so many ways to “skin the cat” and increase your driving distance. One way is the report I put together at Hit Longer Drives, and another very effective way is by swinging a weighted golf club.

I personally apply both methods, but today I put together a video (see below) to show you how I use this golf training club to hit drives that go over 300 yards. If you’re struggling with your distance off the tee, I strongly urge you to watch the video, and if you want to easily improve your backswing range of motion for maximum clubhead speed, take a look at my report, by clicking the link above.

Enjoy the video, and by all means, please comment below with your thoughts or any input you want to add to it.

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16 comments, sweet!

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September 2nd, 2008 at 10:07 am

Mike,
Appreciate the information you provide always! As of late, I have been reading that to increase swing speed (and subsequently, Driving Distance), you have to train “fast”, i.e. fast twitch muscle fibers. Further I have read that training and swinging with a weighted club might actually slow your swing down… which intuitively would shorten distance… How would you respond to that? Thanks again for all your insight and info…great stuff!

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September 2nd, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Well…if you line up 100 experts they all will probably say something different :lol: . Ultimately solid ball contact is the MOST important. You can have a swing speed of 130mph, but if you hit it off the toe or heel, the ball will go no where.

So swinging as fast as you can is not the goal. Increasing clubhead speed via golf muscles is a very effective way to pound the ball.

 
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January 13th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Mike;
I have did a lot of reading on the stack and tilt golf swing used by a number of touring pros….aaron baddley, mike weir…etc. etc….I decided to order the videos and received them the other day and watched all 4….I haven’t tried the swing, but it looks very familiar (I think) to my swing without the huge weight shift to the front foot…Just wanted your opinion…I’ll let you know when I actually try it out….

 
 
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September 3rd, 2008 at 4:15 am

Truer words were never spoke! Thanks again Mike… much appreciated!

 
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September 3rd, 2008 at 5:18 am

I don’t mean to be a smart #*@, but golf instruction is all over the map, and it gets way too confusing for the average golfer who just needs a simple method to hit straighter shots that go a respectable distance.

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog Brian :grin:

 
Comment by TP Golf Online
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September 7th, 2008 at 8:15 am

Brian,

I do recall seeing a science of sports progam on TV, but I can’t recall the title, where they analyzed a baseball player and a golfer. First they warmed up with out a weighted club or bat then they record 10 swings. Then the participants would swing a weighted club or bat and then take 10 swings again. For both the baseball player and golfer the swing speeds decreased and they missed the sweet spot more often. Now they players that they monitored were not weekend or recreational players but professionals.

Now they only measured results after warming up and not as a part of a regular excersice program. I have built, and use, my own weighted club and I replaced the grip with a training grip.

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September 8th, 2008 at 5:33 am

TP,
I had seen that episode… I found it quite interesting… That was one of the things that raised my initial question to MIke. But if you look at the bulk of Long Drivers, they are built like weightlifters… So, removing proper contact and swing plane et al, is speed in the swing or power in the swing more important?!?!?!?!

Interesting stuff…

 
 
Comment by Mike
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September 7th, 2008 at 9:58 am

TP,

I find that hard to believe, as it is pretty obvious to see when you swing a heavier implement, then swing the normal one, it feels much lighter. I am no scientist :shock: so maybe I’m wrong which also wouldn’t surprise me.

I think as a training tool, the weighted club and the hinge golf club are 2 of the BEST training aids any golfer should have (I have and use both of these daily).

Mike

 
Comment by TP Golf Online
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September 7th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

here is a link to the episode in question

Warming up with a weighted bat or club

 
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March 2nd, 2009 at 8:01 am

[...] Weighted Golf Club – Training Club For Longer Drives | Mike Pedersen Swinging a weighted golf club will help you hit longer drives. This golf training video will show you how to swing this training club for maximum distance. [...]

 
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August 29th, 2009 at 4:34 am

hello :cool: , i think that as Mike said in the beginning that 100 people will tell you 100 different things. I do know that distance can be improved and remain improved through strengthening of the core and the lats and by improving your flexibility! particularly in the lower extremities. most people are hung up on stretching the upper body. I contend that the muscles of the hamstrings, hip (flexors, extenders and rotators ) and the glutes are equally if not more important when it comes to golf flexibility

 
Comment by Ian
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November 20th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

:wink: I have a weighted driver built by a friend who is a club builder. I use it regularly as a warm-up tool and find that it works great to loosen up tight swing muscles. Thanks for your tips Mike, they certainly are helpful.

 
Comment by Debb
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July 1st, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Yesterday I hit the best drive of my life after playing a total of 83 holes in 5 days. For the life of me I cannot remember what ‘clicked’ in order for me to hit that distance. I attempted to duplicate it today on a 9 hole league and wound up doing crazy, desperate stuff. What a frustrating game! :roll:

 
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September 7th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Mike,

Thank you for a great idea and keep up your great work. Anyone who incorporates your
ideas will see a significient improvement in their game.

ShotMakerNow1

 
Comment by Dominick
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January 27th, 2012 at 7:46 am

I looked for the weiGhted club on your website, but couldn’t find the same?

Comment by Mike
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January 28th, 2012 at 9:02 am

What we now use is our Power Golf Swing Weight. What I like about it is you can throw it in your bag and use it as a warmup, as well as swing it at home to strengthen your golf muscles.

Cheers,
Mike

 
 

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