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Speed Up Without Swinging Wild: How to Increase Club Speed without Sacrificing Accuracy


Mid swing on the fairway in the sunset

At the heart of any good golf swing is a delicate balance of power and precision. Many golfers have the misconception that swinging harder will always result in more distance. But an uncontrolled swing can often lead to wild, inaccurate shots. At Golf Collective, we aim to help golfers increase their club speed while maintaining, or even improving, accuracy - a feat made possible with the use of Trackman technology.


  1. Understanding Club Speed: Club speed refers to how fast the clubhead is moving at the point of impact. Higher club speed generally equates to longer drives, assuming you make solid contact with the ball. Trackman provides precise measurements of your club speed, giving you a clear benchmark from which to improve.

  2. Prioritize Balance and Stability: To increase club speed without sacrificing accuracy, the key is to focus on balance and stability in your swing. Work on maintaining a stable base in your stance and a balanced finish. This can help ensure that the extra speed you generate doesn't lead to a loss of control or consistency. Trackman’s swing analysis can help identify if there are any imbalances in your swing that could be affecting your accuracy.

  3. Work on Your Swing Mechanics: Proper sequencing in the golf swing is essential for maximizing club speed and maintaining accuracy. This refers to the order in which you use your body parts during the swing. Optimally, the downswing should start with the lower body, followed by the torso, arms, and finally the club. Trackman's 3D swing analysis can help visualize this sequence and identify areas for improvement.

  4. Use Your Body Efficiently: A common misconception among golfers is that arm strength equates to club speed. However, much of the power in a golf swing comes from using your body efficiently, especially your hips and core. Trackman's biomechanical analysis can help highlight how well you're using your body in the swing and suggest areas for improvement.

  5. Practice with Purpose: Practice is essential to increase your club speed, but not all practice is created equal. Quality trumps quantity. Using Trackman during practice sessions at Golf Collective provides instant feedback, allowing you to make immediate adjustments and ensuring your practice time is well spent.

  6. Gradual Progress is Key: Increasing club speed is a process and should be approached gradually. Trying to increase club speed too quickly can lead to poor swing habits and a loss of accuracy. Trackman's data tracking allows you to monitor your progress over time, ensuring you're increasing club speed in a controlled and sustainable manner.


At Golf Collective, we believe that golf is a game of both power and precision. With the help of Trackman technology, our goal is to help golfers find their ideal balance, leading to longer, more accurate shots and lower scores. The path to increased club speed without sacrificing accuracy begins with understanding your current swing and making informed, gradual improvements. Let us assist you on your journey to a better golf game.


Here are some drills that golfers can perform to improve their club speed:


  1. Step Drill: This drill is great for improving weight transfer and generating more power from your lower body. Start with your feet together, and the ball aligned with your front foot. As you start your swing, take a step toward the target with your front foot. This drill encourages a good weight shift, which can help increase your club speed.

  2. Swing Upside Down Drill: Grab your driver near the head and swing it upside down, holding it by the hosel. Because the grip end is lighter than the clubhead, you should be able to swing it faster. This drill helps train your muscles to move faster during the swing, which can increase your club speed.

  3. Speed Whoosh Drill: A training aid like the Speed Whoosh can be a great tool for increasing club speed. The device features a sliding weight that moves down the shaft. As you swing the Speed Whoosh, try to make the 'whoosh' sound occur at the bottom of your swing, where the ball would be. This helps you synchronize your swing and increase speed at the correct point.

  4. Smash Bag Impact Drill: A smash bag is another useful training aid for working on club speed. By hitting the smash bag with different clubs and trying to move it further each time, you can work on generating more power at impact, which can increase your club speed.

  5. Towel Snap Drill: Hold a towel or similar object by the end and make a snapping motion as if you're trying to snap the towel forward. This drill helps to train the fast-twitch muscle fibers in your wrists and forearms, which can help you increase club speed.


Trackman technology at Golf Collective can be an excellent tool to monitor your progress during these drills. With its precise measurements of club speed, you can see how much you've improved over time and make sure that your increased speed isn't coming at the cost of control or accuracy.


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