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By Paul Myers

One common mistakes that amateur golfers make is assuming that they can treat their iron golf swing the same as their driver golf swing. The two swings are actually rather different, and understanding those differences will go a long way toward playing better golf. Of course there are elements of your golf swing that will apply to both swings, such as tempo and balance. However, it is really the differences that can make or break how successful you are on the course.

Ball in the Air

To start understanding why there are differences between the two swings, think about the conditions from which you hit your irons and driver most of the time. When you hit an iron shot, you usually hit it right off the turf, with no tee propping the ball up. The driver, by contrast, is almost always hit off the tee with some room below the ball. This leads to major differences in the technical aspects of the swings that you need to make. When hitting the ball off the ground with an iron, it’s best to catch the ball on the downswing to get it up into the air. This doesn’t mean trying to hit down per say, but just positioning the ball in a place where the natural swing arc catches it slightly on the down swing. Off the tee with a driver, while you could certainly do this with a driver, it’s better distance-wise to sweep the ball and catch it on the upswing to optimize the launch conditions. Some top professional long drivers catch the ball as much as 10 degrees on the upswing!

Design of the Club

Because they need to accommodate hitting a long shot off of a tee, drivers are built bigger heads than irons are to move the center of gravity around to make it easier to launch the ball up in the air. As the driver is also longer in length, you’ll need to swing the driver more around your body as opposed to up and down. Irons are designed partially to swing more vertically so you can hit down into the turf properly. If you were to try and swing your driver and your irons both in the same manner, you would be working against the design of each of the club and making the game harder than it should be. Take the lead that your clubs are giving you and make a more shallow golf swing with your driver, and a more vertical golf swing with your irons.

Balance Matters

While there are some differences between the swings you should make with your driver and with your irons, the balance you have during your golf swing should ideally be a constant. Balance is important regardless of what kind of shot you are hitting, how far you are trying to hit it, or what club you are using. By keeping good balance during all of your swings, you will likely have more consistency in your game that you can build on when you start to make the individual tweaks based on the clubs you are hitting.

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Don’t hurt your golf game by trying to hit your driver in the same manner as you hit your irons. The clubs are designed differently, so you should probably  swing them slightly different if you want good results. Many players are more comfortable with one swing than the other, but you can become adept at both if you put in the time and practice each golf swing regularly.

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By Paul Myers

The story of Brooks Koepka and his professional golf career is an interesting one, and it is still just getting started. A standout player at Florida State in college, Koepka turned pro and took his game to Europe in order to try and work his way up the ranks. The strategy worked incredibly well, and he is now on the PGA Tour and has posted some impressive finishes for a player who is still just 24 years old. Among his most notable accomplishments to date includes a T4 finish at the U.S. Open and a T15 finish at the PGA Championship. Only having turned pro two short years ago, it seems likely that there is still a lot left to be heard from Brooks Koepka in the years to come.

Crushing the Ball

Brooks Koepka has the ability to absolutely crush the golf ball by Tour standards – there is no doubt about that. Ranking 5th currently on the 2014 PGA Tour swing speed list, Koepka averages 122.33 MPH with his driver swing. Perhaps more impressively, he has topped out at 127.91 MPH, which is among the fastest speeds recorded all season on the Tour. While you don’t get out onto the PGA Tour with sheer swing speed alone, power is obviously one of the weapons that Brooks Koepka relies on. At 6’, he is able to use his size and athleticism to create speed and accelerate through the ball aggressively.

A Unique Swing Position

If you watch Brooks Koepka swing the golf club, one element of his swing may immediately stand out. At the top of the back swing, he reaches a position where his left wrist is a bit bowed an the club face is “closed”. There are other pros who play this way, so it is not completely unheard of, but the degree to which Koepka has his wrist bowed is more pronounced than most.

Koepka takes takes the club up steeply on the backswing, and reroutes it slightly to the inside on the way down. If the club was taken back flatter, some would say he could have difficulty squaring the ball up through impact. Also, he has some leg drive. Without what some would consider a powerful lower body move through the swing, he wouldn’t have the same swing. He has managed to successfully combine a couple of specific swing elements that come together to produce a powerful and repeatable golf swing.

The evidence all points to Brooks Koepka potentially being one of the next big stars on the PGA Tour. He is just 24 years old, has one of the most-powerful swings in the game, and has already seen some impressive results on the biggest stages in golf. As long as the rest of his game continues to develop in the same way that his power has, the sky is the limit for this exciting player.

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By Paul Myers

Over the last two decades or so, distance on the PGA Tour has increased dramatically. This has mostly to do with the improved technology in the golf clubs and balls, but it is also may be related to the better physical condition of the players themselves. Physical conditioning was not a priority for golfers a generation ago, but that has changed significantly. Most players today take pride in their fitness and use it as another tool that they can use in the fight for lower scores.

So, the question is, will swing speed increase in the coming years, or have we reached a level where it is going to remain pretty well static for the near future? With some limits having been put in place on the technology that is used in golf club construction, longer drives are going to have to be found mostly by greater club head speeds.

Better Athletes Could Be Coming

There is a lot of money to be made in professional golf – that is no secret. Of course, that money is very, very difficult for most to make, but it is there for the taking for a select few who reach the top of the game. Along with money comes interest, and with interest often comes better athletes. Young people who might have previously put their attention into other, more lucrative sports, may now be focusing on golf as their preferred game. When that happens, we could find that swing speed increase simply because of the great athletes that would suddenly be playing on tours around the world.

With that said, there are already plenty of great athletes playing golf – people like Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, and more. While there is some room for great athletes to make their mark on the swing speed leaderboard, it doesn’t seem like that is happening yet. The average PGA TOUR swing speed hasn’t really changed much since 2007, despite there now being knowledge out there of how to do it .

The Point of No Return

It is important to remember that the focus of professional golf isn’t to hit long drives – it is to shoot low scores. Long drives can help in the quest to shoot lower scores (in fact, there is a correlation between higher swing speeds and lower scores), but they are far from the only ingredient. It’s also important to be able to round together the rest of the game well enough to make it on a tour.

In all, it seems based on the past seven years that swing speed will remain around where it is currently for the foreseeable future. That is, unless tour players on a greater scale undertake swing speed training like what is available at Swing Man Golf.  Such a shift in the training of tour players sure would be interesting to see, especially since we know that the average RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship finalist can average almost 30 mph (at least 75 yards farther off the tee) in the mid 140s. For Tour players and amateurs alike, there’s a lot left in their swing speed developmental tanks.

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By Paul Myers

The decisions you make regarding your golf equipment don’t stop with the clubs that are in your bag. The golf ball you decide to play with is important, and if you want to get the best possible performance from your swing and your game, it’s great if the golf ball matches your skills. A golf ball that isn’t a good match for your swing can ruin all of the hard work that you have put into your swing, and leave you frustrated as to what is going wrong.

One mistake that is made by some amateur golfers is simply choosing a golf ball because they see it being used on television by their favorite golfer. Your swing probably isn’t very similar to that of your favorite player, so copying their choice of ball is probably not a good strategy. It’s better to pick a ball based on your particular skills and swing characteristics, not those of someone else.

Can You Handle the Spin?

Generally speaking, the more expensive a golf ball is, the more it will spin. Of course, that is not a hard and fast rule. If you are looking at top-of-the-line tour model golf balls, you can expect them to offer high spin rates. Is that a good thing? Well, it depends on whether or not you are able to control that spin and use it to your advantage.

An accomplished golfer who can control their ball flight should probably use a high-spin ball because it allows them to stop the ball quicker on the greens and provides for more feel on chip shots and putts. Nearly every professional golfer uses a quality ball that will spin and that fits their game.

The downside of that spin is that it can make your bad shots worse. For example, if you are a golfer who tends to fight a slice, a high-spin (expensive) golf ball could make your slice worse. Many golfers have been frustrated after purchasing an expensive box of golf balls only to see their performance suffer as a result. The simply reality is that not all golfers are good enough to use such a golf ball. It just doesn’t fit their game. A lower-spin, and possibly less-expensive, golf ball may be the better choice for players who aren’t yet able to manage their ball flight consistently swing after swing.

Trial and Error is Key

Just like when you are shopping for a new driver, testing out golf ball options for yourself is a way to find the right one to add to your bag. A reputable club fitter can help you decide on which type of ball may be best for you. But you never really know how a ball will perform until you actually hit it with your club under real on-course conditions. Instead of investing in a full dozen golf balls just to try them out, see if you can find sleeves of three balls for sale in a variety of brands and models that you or your club fitter think will fit your game. After a period of trying them all out, it will probably become clear quite quickly which one is the best match for your game.

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By Paul Myers

Henrik Stenson is one of the most-interesting players in golf as he has gone through plenty of ups and downs in his golf career. At one point Stenson seemed poised to become one of the best players in the world on a consistent basis, only to lose his form and fall well down in the world golf rankings. However, Stenson has since regained his form and is now unquestionably one of the very few best golfers in the world.

Elite Swing Speed

Despite being in his late 30’s at this point in his career, Stenson is still a very powerful player. As evidence of that, his swing speed currently ranks tenth in the 2014 PGA Tour season statistics, with an impressive 120.36 MPH. Ball striking is one of the clear strengths of Stenson’s game, and it allows him to consistently play well on the biggest stages in golf. A past winner of the FedEx Cup, it is clear that Stenson is comfortable with being on a high level golf stage.

Great Technical Swing

Unlike someone such as Fred Couples or Ernie Els, Stenson doesn’t use a golf swing that most people would consider ‘flowing’ or ‘smooth’. His swing is more mechanical and technical in nature, but it sure is highly effective. He seems to be able to deliver the club directly to the back of the ball time after time, which provides him with impressive consistency and the ability to hit quality shots on the most difficult golf courses – even under pressure. That ability is something that is sure to serve him well in the always intense Ryder Cup matches.

Experienced at the Top

The 2014 Ryder Cup will be the third for Stenson, and the European team is certainly glad to have him considering his recent form. In the past two seasons along, Stenson has managed to post four top-5 finishes in majors, including a second place finish at the 2013 Open Championship. Because of the Ryder Cup format, Stenson could seem to be a desirable partner for any other European player because of his quality ball striking and experience on the big stage. No matter who the United States team decides to put up against Stenson throughout the weekend, those players will be in for a serious challenge if they are going to wrestle away even a half point from this accomplished player.

While Stenson is 38 years old, his stay at the top of the game of golf seems to just be getting started. Players are staying longer on Tour than ever before thanks in part to improved fitness routines and perhaps financial motivation, and also to improved equipment which allows players to retain most of their distance later into their 40’s. For a golfer like Stenson with such a high-quality golf swing and solid mechanics, he looks to continue to post high finishes in big events for many years to come. Likewise, it stands to reason that he could become one of the experienced leaders that Europe’s Ryder Cup team leans on for at least the next two or three competitions.

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By Paul Myers

By almost any measure, Justin Rose is one of the very best golfers in the world. With a major championship title under his belt at the 2013, Rose has been a fixture on the world golf scene for many years and it seems like it will stay that way for many years to come. With a beautiful golf swing and solid short game, Rose is a player that has become one of the main pieces of the European Ryder Cup team which has had so much success.

Average Swing Speed

Finding Rose’s name on the list of swing speeds on the PGA Tour for 2014 requires scrolling down the page a bit. He comes in with an average of 114.74, which is nothing to be ashamed of in the least, but is lower than many of the other top players. In fact, Rose ranks T69 with that average, putting him slightly above the middle of the pack on Tour. He certainly possesses enough club head speed to handle big golf courses, but power isn’t the main piece of the puzzle for Rose.

Elite All-Around Game

To anyone who has watched Justin Rose play the game, that news won’t be particularly surprising. What it is that makes Rose so good is his balanced all-around game that features impressive accuracy and a quality short game. He isn’t someone who will blast the ball off the tee and overwhelm a course with power, but rather will try to take the course apart one piece at a time with things like smart decisions and good execution. What Rose might give up in terms of not being tops in swing speed, he more than makes up for with the world-class quality of his ball striking.

Ryder Cup Key for Europe

For the 2014 Ryder Cup, Justin Rose is likely to be one of the main pieces of the puzzle as Europe tries to retain the cup. Rose has plenty of experience in this pressure-packed event, along with the game to keep up with absolutely anybody. Thanks to the consistency of his ball striking and the sheer number of times Rose has been in pressure situations on a golf course, he will probably be a tough challenge for any U.S. team member who goes against him. In addition to what he brings to the European team on the course, Rose could surely be a leader in the locker room as well thanks to his experience and familiarity with the situation.

Justin Rose is an example of how raw power can be an overrated element in the game of golf. Certainly Rose has plenty of power to keep up with the best players in the world – after all, a swing speed average over 114 MPH is far from low – but he doesn’t need top-ten driving distance to be a world class player. With skills that translate all over the course and the ability to perform under pressure, Justin Rose is a name that many golf fans all over the world are used to seeing. It seems like Rose has been a presence in golf for a long time thanks to his emergence at the 1998 Open Championship, but he is still just 34 years old and should have many years of top quality play left ahead of him.

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By Paul Myers

The runaway winner of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, Martin Kaymer is now a two-time major champion and among the best players in the world. The German has what many would consider to be an incredible golf swing to go along with a consistent short game and wonderful putting stroke. The performance he displayed at Pinehurst in winning the U.S. Open was one for the record books, and the European team will be hoping he can find something close to that form when he tees it up in the Ryder Cup.

A Renewed Game

Kaymer’s career has been similar in some ways to one of his Ryder Cup teammates, Henrik Stenson. Kaymer showed the ability to be one of the best players in the world, in fact reaching world #1, but then underwent some swing changes and lost his form for a period of time. However, once he was able to make the swing changes comfortable and repeatable, the results have been amazing. In addition to the U.S. Open title, he also took home the Players Championship, another of the biggest events in the world.

Plenty of Power

Kaymer does just about everything well on the golf course, and power is among the strengths that he has. With an average swing speed of 117.05, he ranks just inside the top 40 on the PGA Tour for the 2014 season. An incredible thing about Kaymer’s swing could be just how much power he generates from a seemingly simple and repeatable swing. He doesn’t go ‘outside himself’ and lose balance to create power – he is able to create the speed simply through the excellent technique that he uses and the quality of his impact position. Also, Kaymer’s body is sufficiently conditioned for speed which no doubt can help him to produce power through the ball.

Pressure-Packed Ryder Cup Experience

One of the biggest assets that Kaymer will bring to the 2014 Ryder Cup team for Europe is his winning experience. Being a two-time major champion goes a long way toward helping someone handle their nerves on the course, but he also has a huge moment in the Ryder Cup as well. It was Kaymer that officially completed the Europeans incredible comeback in the 2012 Ryder Cup when he sunk a putt on the final hole to defeat Steve Stricker of the United States and start the party for Europe. Having the experience of making such a high-pressure putt in the Ryder Cup will certainly steady his nerves as he tries to help Europe bring home the trophy once more.

At only age 29, golf fans across the world might get used to seeing Martin Kaymer at or near the top of the leaderboard in the majors and other top events. For the European Ryder Cup team, Kaymer figures to be a central figure for perhaps the next four or five events, if not many more. With a quality golf swing and internal psychology that seems immune to pressure, and the rest of the game to go with it, it is hard to imagine Kaymer doing anything on the course but adding to his already impressive resume.

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By Paul Myers

One of the most well-liked golfers on the professional tours, Graeme McDowell has put together an impressive resume that has been highlighted thus far by the 2010 U.S. Open title at Pebble Beach. McDowell is accomplished on both sides of the pond, and has been a big part of past Ryder Cups as well – especially in 2010. Even though McDowell has stood out at the international golf level for many years, he is still just 35 and could be a presence for many years ahead.

Not a Power Player

Unlike many of the top golfers in the world today, McDowell doesn’t do it with power at all. In fact, he ranks very near the lower end of the PGA Tour in terms of swing speed average at just 109.77. In a day and age in golf when most players are trying to squeeze every extra yard out of their swing that is possible, McDowell goes a different direction and seems to be satisfied with the modest Tour level power that he has available.

Plenty of Other Skills

Of course, to be as successful as he’s been, he has to excel in other areas of the game. One of those areas is driving accuracy. McDowell hits almost 70% of the fairways he aims at, which places him right among the very best on the Tour. Although he might be a few yards behind many of his playing competitors, he also is hitting in from the short grass instead of the rough more than most players. Building his game on control rather than power can certainly said to have worked beautifully to this point.

Another thing that allows McDowell to excel in the absence of big power is his incredible putting performance. McDowell is commonly thought of by some as one of the best putters in the world, and his ability to hole putts seems to only improve when the pressure is on. Putting is a skill that will never go out of style, and even the longest of hitters may have trouble keeping up with McDowell if they can’t perform on the putting green as well as they do off the tee.

A Perfect Ryder Cup Player

As anyone who has watched match play golf will know, a great putter can be a big asset in a match play situation. That is another thing that makes McDowell such a great player for the European side when the Ryder Cup rolls around every two years. The European captain can place McDowell into the lineup knowing that he is likely to make plenty of putts and keep the pressure on the opposition. If the project was to build a player that would be perfect in the Ryder Cup situation, McDowell’s combination of driving accuracy and putting prowess would be very desirable attributes.

Thanks to an incredibly consistent golf swing and an enviable putting stroke, Graeme McDowell is definitely a player to watch in any event. Given his outgoing and friendly personality as well, he has more than his share of fans and will likely be one of the most-popular members of the European team at the 2014 Ryder Cup.

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By Paul Myers

Lee Westwood may be the current holder of the undesirable title of ‘Best Player Never to Win a Major’. While that might be true, it really isn’t fair to Westwood who has had an incredible career all around the world. Westwood has been a prominent figure on the world golf scene for a long time, and should still have many good years ahead as he is just 41 years old. Perhaps one day Westwood will manage to take home a major title, but even if that is not to be, he can still be long remembered as one of the finest golfers of his era.

Consistency without a Major Title

As a demonstration of the quality of his game and the ability that he has to compete with the world’s best, Westwood has posted top-5 finishes at each of the four majors at one point during his career. There aren’t very major golfers that can lay claim to that accomplishment, even if Westwood would likely trade all of them for just one title. Of course, when he take a look at his trophy case, it certainly isn’t bare – Westwood has amassed 40 pro titles over his career.

A Strong Ball Striker

Long known by some as one of the best ball strikers in the world, Westwood still has plenty of power left in the tank despite being on the north side of 40. During the 2014 PGA Tour season, Westwood has averaged 115.48 MPH on his driver swings. That ranks 58th on Tour, which is above average by PGA Tour standards. While that doesn’t make him among the ‘bombers’ on Tour, it does provide him with plenty of distance considering the accuracy that he is able to pair it with. This valuable combination of power and clean ball striking is one of the reasons that Westwood has been able to perform so well at the major championships throughout his career.

An Easy Captain’s Pick

A captain’s pick for the 2014 Ryder Cup, there is one obvious thing that Westwood will bring to the European team beyond his golf skills – experience. The 2014 Ryder Cup will be the ninth in his career, so it is safe to say he has “seen it all” – from the Americans comeback at Brookline in ‘99 to the European rally at Medinah in 2012. Some observers would agree that Europe has the talent advantage over the United States anyway, but adding Westwood’s experience and knowledge of this event should only serve to help.

Lee Westwood has plenty of power to hold his own off the tee on the PGA Tour, but power isn’t the only thing that keeps him among the best in the world. His ball striking is incredibly consistent, and his short game is good as well. Westwood certainly doesn’t need to accomplish anything else in golf to have had a wonderful career, but a single major title could surely take him into another level of history. Likely with several more years of good golf expected to be ahead of him, that elusive major title is still out there just waiting for him to grab.

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By Paul Myers

Your feet might be the last place you think to look for more power in your golf swing, but there is more importance to your footwork in the golf swing that you might believe. In fact, golfers who have good footwork are already well ahead of the game and stand a much better chance of hitting consistent, powerful, solid golf shots all day long. Footwork certainly isn’t the most glamourous element of the game to practice, but it can have a profound impact on your golf swing.

So what does good footwork look like? Well, it actually doesn’t look like much at all. Good footwork is pretty boring, and you probably won’t even notice it when you see it. However, it is often easy to spot bad footwork. When a golfer is moving their feet all around during a golf swing and coming out of balance – a poor shot is sometimes the result. Some feel that footwork is ‘quiet’, meaning that the feet stay on the ground for the most part (with some styles allowing the lead heel to come up in the back swing…and rear heal up at impact) and provide the rest of your body the support it needs to make an aggressive golf swing.

Watch the Front Foot

You might have seen some golfers who let their lead foot come up onto its toe during the backswing (left foot for a right handed golfer). This isn’t a terrible thing to do, and there are definitely some successful professional golfers, long drivers, and Hall of Fame golfers with this element in their golf swing. However, provided you have the flexibility to make a long enough back swing, you may wish to keep that lead foot flat on the ground. Any movement you can eliminate from the swing can possibly make you more consistent with your ball striking, and consistency in golf is always a good thing. If you have the required flexibility and can still swing rhythmically with your lead foot flat on the ground throughout the golf swing, that may be the way to go.

Stay Down Through Impact

Another trouble spot for some golfers with their footwork is right as the club starts to come down into the ball. Many players tend to stand up onto their toes as the club comes down, possibly to try and squeeze out a little more power from the golf swing. In reality, this move probably makes it harder to create solid contact, and is unlikely to help you swing faster anyway. If you have this habit in your swing, it might take some time to break – but it is worth the time and effort to make the change. Try to remain flatfooted at impact with the lead foot. Allowing your back foot to be up at impact is okay though.

Footwork might not be the most-important element in the golf swing speed equation, but it does matter. Just like any other technical element in your swing, ironing out mistakes in your footwork can make the golf swing more-simple and easier to repeat all throughout the round. Spend some practice time working on ‘quiet feet’ and feel how your golf swing adjusts and adapts as a result. A change in footwork may lead to a change in how you swing, so expect your ball flight to possibly change as you work on making this improvement.

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