This guy Jamie Sadlowski is incredible to watch in this long drive contest video. Talk about sheer power! The guy is 5’10” tall and 165 lbs!
A couple things I noticed when watching his swing. First, it is so well balanced. Not some sort of wind up and casting at the ball – like your trying to kill a squirrel with a hockey stick!
Therefore, consider going slightly wider in your stance when hitting the driver. You need a solid base when you generate greater speed by swinging the driver.
Second, the takeaway and backswing are very deliberate and not rushed. It takes time to build energy and power – which is a good reminder for anyone.
I know, it can sometimes be depressing to watch these guys hit it so far while we struggle with our own game BUT try to look at this video and really SEE how these guys generate this explosive power. I find the slow motion really help me visualize certain swing “positions”
Let’s face it, hardly any of us will ever come close to hitting it anywhere close to these long drive champs but we can learn from them – learn about using your legs, learn about using lag correctly, learn the value of a slow, smooth and complete backswing, learn how to build core strength (and much more) – so we can learn how to drive a golf ball the best we are capable of.