How altering your stance can increase your swing speed
Blackburn works at the forefront of golf instruction and the latest technology, which he uses from his home base at Greystone C.C. in Birmingham, Ala., and recently, he’s been giving us a peak behind the curtain with a new series on his Instagram account called “Force Fridays.”
Fair warning: The information can get really intense, really quickly, but there’s gold buried within. Last week’s was especially interesting, when Mark described how widening your stance can actually help create swing speed.
Why Widening Your Stance Can Help You Swing Faster
Watch the full video below to hear Mark explain in his own words, but in a nutshell: A wider stance can help you torque the ground more and increase your angular velocity, and therefore your clubhead speed.
But be careful not to make your stance too wide, which can hurt your swing speed, Mark says. In the video below, Mark increased his speed by widening his stance from 14 inches to 21.5 inches. To find your best stance width, Blackburn recommends taking this information to the range and, along with a launch monitor, tinkering out with different stance widths to see which results in a higher clubhead speed.
Watch the full video below and give him the follow on Instagram.
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Force Friday! Want more speed? Well your clubhead speed / ball speed is produced with angular velocity! Angular velocity is created with torque! Torque = Force x Moment Arm so to increase Torque to increase your clubhead speed / ball speed we need to apply either more force or increase the size of the moment arm. A super simple way to increase the moment arm is to simply widen your stance ↔️ which will inturn increase the torque and thus give you more angular velocity aka clubhead speed / ball speed🚀💣 Experiment with your stance width using a launch monitor progressively making your stance wider checking the radar to monitor the speed gains. There will be a threshold where too wide a stance you can’t apply as much force so you’ll need to narrow it back up slightly. If you have an excessively wide stance already you might find that reducing the width and so reducing the moment arm allows to apply more force and increase your angular velocity too! #forcefriday @mypdev @greystonegcc @academies.swingu @titliest @footjoy @vokeywedges @scottycameron @gaspsystems @gasplab @sashomackenzie @speakmangolf . . . #golf #putting #golfcourse #golfer #juniorgolf #collegegolf #swingu #golfchannel #whyilovethegame #golfgods #golfclub #pga #pgatour #golfislife #golfpro #golfswing #golfinstruction #golflife #golfcoach #golfpractice #golfdigest #golfmagazine #golflesson #golftips #golffitness #golfdrills #golfswinganalysis
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