Here’s the practice tip Tom Brady gave Phil Mickelson

May 24, 2017

You might think that the advice-giving would be the other way around, but ahead of the Dean and DeLuca Invitational, Phil Mickelson shared a swing tip that he’d received from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

“Overload, underload. It’s about how to create speed, how to retrain and reprogram your governor for speed. I’ve been doing a lot of the same stuff, and he just kind of explained how he applied it to football and throwing and arm velocity,” Mickelson said, according to Golf Channel.

Overload, underload training is a technique athletes use to increase their power. The practice includes using a range of weighted implements to gradually improve strength. 

“We have, Sean Cochran and myself, been doing it for a few years,” Mickelson said of his trainer. “I think they’ve been refined over the years. I think Tom has really refined it and applied it to other sports other than baseball and other than just throwing, to golf.”

An ESPN reporter who interviewed Tom Brady recently had also mentioned that Brady was sharing tips on swing speed with Mickelson.