May The Force Be With You

Written by Reg Hardy

am a believer in Willie Mosconi's edict, there are two types of shots in billiards, soft and softer, but there are times when you need "The Force".

Specifically,repparttar Force Follow Draw can be used to applyrepparttar 145694 benefits of a draw stroke. But this one will "dig into"repparttar 145695 object ball more and as a result will moverepparttar 145696 cue ball out and away fromrepparttar 145697 object ball before it starts to draw back.

There are many uses for such a shot. The Obvious is to gain specific position, but a second use is to gainrepparttar 145698 spin-around type shot where you are shooting straight in on an object ball directly in front of a hole. This shot can easily result in a scratch asrepparttar 145699 cue ball follows to object ball right intorepparttar 145700 hole.

You achieve a Force Follow usingrepparttar 145701 same stroke you would use for a draw. The difference is, your target onrepparttar 145702 object ball is a tip ABOVErepparttar 145703 equator ofrepparttar 145704 cue ball, not a cue tip BELOW.

Execution is exactlyrepparttar 145705 same as a draw stroke by snappingrepparttar 145706 cue throughrepparttar 145707 cue ball withy a quick flick ofrepparttar 145708 wrist.

The object is to produce a nice crisp snap which will takerepparttar 145709 cue throughrepparttar 145710 spot occupied byrepparttar 145711 cue ball faster thanrepparttar 145712 cue ball leaves that spot.

“How to Develop More Power in Your Golf Swing”

Written by Sean Cochran

How can you develop more power in your golf swing? This is probably a question that all of us want an answer to. Most of us go to great lengths to do whatever it takes to get that “power” into our drives offrepparttar tee. I think we probably all have some ideas of where 300-yard drives come from, but I want to give yourepparttar 145635 answers without any “fluff.”

Golf swing power isrepparttar 145636 result of three specific factors. Two out ofrepparttar 145637 three are much more important, butrepparttar 145638 third does have a bearing onrepparttar 145639 outcome of how far you hit that ball.

The first and probably most evident ofrepparttar 145640 three is your swing mechanics. I bet you are not surprised by this one.

The second one is probablyrepparttar 145641 least recognized ofrepparttar 145642 three, but for many isrepparttar 145643 “key” to longer drives andrepparttar 145644 category that is givenrepparttar 145645 least amount of attention. Number two is what we term golf strength. This is defined as how well your body is conditioned (i.e. fitness) to swing a golf club with maximum power. Probablyrepparttar 145646 least understood ofrepparttar 145647 three, and mayberepparttar 145648 most needed by golfers in general. We will talk more about this later. Let us move on to number three in regards to power for your drives.

Number three is your equipment. Yes, equipment does make a difference in how far you driverepparttar 145649 ball. The equipment manufacturers have let this fact be known, and I bet we all have gone torepparttar 145650 pro shop probably more than twice to pick up a new driver that claims to give us another 20 yards on every drive. That extra 20 yards might not be downrepparttar 145651 middle ofrepparttar 145652 fairway, but it will give you an extra 20 yards… could be left, could be right, or could be inrepparttar 145653 center ofrepparttar 145654 fairway. That all depends on points one and two of this article. Equipment and technological advances have definitely lengthenedrepparttar 145655 distance of our drives. But without better swing mechanics and your body in better golf shape, new technology will not help your game. A bad swing will produce a bad result, regardless of what type of “new” driver you may have just purchased.

Swing Mechanics

I think all of us are aware of how importantrepparttar 145656 mechanics of a swing are when it comes to drivingrepparttar 145657 ball downrepparttar 145658 fairway. It is essential, if you are overrepparttar 145659 top with your swing or come inside too much, you’ll see that dreaded slice or snap hook. The drives will be short, too low, too high, left, right, or a combination of these if you are putting bad swings onrepparttar 145660 ball.

It is essential for a golfer to work onrepparttar 145661 mechanics of their swing, week in and week out, to improve their game. If it weren’t important why would all these tour players have swing coaches that work with them on a consistent basis? The golf swing is such a finite, mechanically complex movement, that requires constant work to keep it highly efficient and in check.

One ofrepparttar 145662 most common mistakes I see amateurs make is probably a lack of instruction. I see amateurs over and over atrepparttar 145663 driving ranges, week in and week out, pounding balls without any improvement. This, I feel, is a result of one of two things: 1) a lack of instruction or 2) low levels of golf strength. A lack of instruction leads torepparttar 145664 development and ingraining of improper swing mechanics. This only results in slices, hooks, toppingrepparttar 145665 ball, and hitting it fat onrepparttar 145666 course. And we all know that those types of swings lead to frustration and bad rounds of golf. I would suggest to most anyone to find a good instructor and take lessons on a consistent basis. This can only help your game inrepparttar 145667 long run. Now moving onrepparttar 145668 second point of how to achieve powerful drives and that is golf strength.

Golf Strength (Golf Fitness)

Golf strength is a term we use to describerepparttar 145669 golf fitness level of an individual pertaining to swinging a club. This is much different than how much you can bench press or squat, which I like to refer to as “weight room strength.” Understand that these two terms, golf strength and weight room strength, are very different. If you do not quite understandrepparttar 145670 difference, ask yourself one question: How many bodybuilders do you see teeing it up on Tour? The answer to that question is quite obvious, none!

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