Five essential tips to add yardage to your drive, no mechanical swing thoughts required (#5 can boost your strength, energy, and performance!)**
Driving ranges across the country are packed with golfers tirelessly breaking down every aspect of their swing to maximize their driving distance.
And for a good reason. Increasing your distance off the tee is one of the best ways to lower your scores.
If you want more yardage, hammering things out on the course is often the right way to go…
But believe it or not, a lot of what allows you to hit long, straight drives can be honed off the course.
Below, you’ll find five helpful tips that can give you those extra yards you’ve been looking for without ever having to focus on changing even one single thing in your swing.
And when you implement number five into your daily routine, you may see your stamina, consistency, and overall performance on the course improve.
1. Tee Higher
The first tip on our list is the only one that actually takes place on the golf course.
Many golfers looking to gain more distance are so afraid of skying their shots that they overcompensate by teeing the ball too low.
While this method does help avoid those disappointing pop-up drives, it also ruins your chances of getting the launch you need to send the ball farther down the fairway.
If this is you, teeing the ball higher may help you put a few extra yards on your drive.
But how high should you tee it up? And how can you do it consistently?
Ideally, when your club meets the ball, you want around half of the ball sitting above the top edge of your clubface.
To ensure consistency, place the ball on the tee so the logo is staring straight at your clubface. Then, line the logo up with the top of your club.
Follow this simple method whenever you step up to the tee, and you may notice your drives flying farther than before. Do it enough times, and your new found distance will become second nature!
2. Hit the Gym
Most, if not all, professional golfers hit the weights regularly.
They build strength in the gym because clubhead speed plays such a vital role in increasing their distance off the tee.
The stronger they get, the more power they can put into their swing, allowing them to blast those 300+ yard drives that amateur golfers dream about.
If resistance training isn’t already a part of your routine, you’re almost certainly leaving extra yardage on the table.
When you work out consistently, you can increase your strength, power, resistance to injury, and mobility––which is the perfect segway into our next tip.
3. Work on Your Mobility & Flexibility
Stretching and mobility work are two other crucial practices that the pros never skip out on.
The golf swing is an incredibly fast yet fluid motion that requires flexibility, a wide range of motion, and pinpoint precision.
To compete at the highest level, professional golfers like Mike Weir* stretch and foam roll every day to stay limber and ensure they can get the most out of their bodies.
If you’re looking to add some distance to your drive, consider incorporating some daily stretching, yoga, pilates, or other mobility work into your routine.
With consistency, these practices can help you boost your distance as well as your overall health!
4. Relax & Recover
This tip is much easier said than done, but if your muscles are tense when you swing, you won’t be able to produce as much rotation and force.
Your upper body needs to be loose if you want to reach optimal clubhead speed…
And how you recover has a massive impact on your body’s ability to relax and handle stress.
If you notice your body is stiff or you have tightness in certain areas, you may want to add some tension-relieving practices to your fitness regimen.
Icing, heat therapy, and foam rolling are great ways to increase blood flow and encourage muscle repair.
And if you can manage it, getting a sports massage every few weeks (or more frequently, if possible) can be great for your body as well. Just ask Mike Weir!*
Play around with these recovery methods and find the ones that work best for you––they’re known to enhance recovery and could help you stay more relaxed when you step up to the tee!
5. Recover With BEMER PEMF Therapy
Speaking of recovery, BEMER pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy can provide all the benefits of the methods listed in tip number four, plus many more.
But with BEMER, there aren’t any hot or cold packs to put on. And you don’t need to roll over any sore muscles.
In fact, during a BEMER PEMF therapy session, you’ll hardly feel anything at all! But what’s going on under the surface is far more impactful.
With consistent daily use, golfers can experience results that may improve nearly every aspect of their game, including greater driving distance.
Here’s how it works:
During a BEMER session––which only lasts for eight minutes––the device emits a targeted PEMF signal that communicates with your muscles on the cellular level.
The BEMER signal uses rhythmically applied frequencies to stimulate activity in your muscle cells, providing a natural boost in local blood flow.**
This rise in circulation enhances nutrient and oxygen delivery to your muscles and helps them remove cellular waste faster.**
Put simply, BEMER can help make your muscles do their jobs better. It’s similar to the way a solar panel works.
If your muscles were a phone, the BEMER device would be a wireless charger, energizing your muscles so they can perform more efficiently.
With just two BEMER sessions a day, this boost in muscle function may lead to several benefits that can translate directly to the golf course:**
- Increased muscular strength for more distance off the tee
- Enhanced endurance and energy for full weekends of golf
- Stress relief and relaxation for faster, more fluid clubhead speed
- Improved performance for better consistency and lower scores
Plus, BEMER can also improve your vitality, wellbeing, and sleep quality, which is one of the cornerstones of recovery.**
All you need is a comfortable place to sit or lie down for eight minutes, making it easy to get a session in anywhere you go––even on the course.
If you’re like most golfers that want to top out their distance potential, BEMER is an easy and hassle-free place to start.
So there you have it: Five tips to increasing your distance without touching your swing. We hope you found them helpful and that soon you’ll be hitting the high-flying drives you’ve always dreamed of!
If you’re curious about BEMER and what it can do for your golf game, find a distributor near you to get started today.
*Mike Weir is a paid BEMER ambassador. Individual results may vary, and testimonials may not reflect the typical person’s experience and are not intended to represent that anyone will achieve the same results.
**BEMER does not provide any medical advice or services. This device is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It should not be used for any purpose other than as described in the user manual. Please consult your own healthcare provider prior to starting any new exercise program or if you have any medical issues.