Golf Tips Newsletter
Issue 645 - January 27th, 2021
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USGTF Class "A" Teaching Professional
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If you don't take action, you'll never improve.
If you REALLY want to get better, DO THE WORK.

Tom's Featured Tip: 9 Week Preparation Plan Your 2021 Golf

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9 Week Preparation Plan Your 2021 Golf

For simplicity, all advice on actual swings or drills is provided from a right handed perspective.

Before I get into this week's content, I wanted to mention that next week's newsletter will feature a training aid that I've been testing for a couple weeks. It's absolutely the best training aid that I've ever used for locating the bottom of your swing arc, you will absolutely love it.

As an extreme optimist, I'm thinking that we could be as little as 9 weeks away from playing golf outdoors here in the Western New York area.

Here are three very simple (but not necessarily easy) things that you can do during these 9 weeks to prepare your full swing for your best golf yet in 2021: Loosen up your swing, Add swing speed training, Work on technique.

    1. Loosen Up Your Swing

  • For weeks 1 and 2, swing two irons held as one, for heavy feeling, medium speed swings to loosen up your golf swing muscles and your back. Four times per week, 3 sets of 15 medium speed swings.
    2. Add Swing Speed Training

  • For swing speed training, I use and recommend the high quality and durable swing speed training aids from But if you don't want to invest the money, turn your driver upside down, grip it on the shaft by the clubhead end, and swing the club upside down for speed.

    Here's the golden rule for developing swing speed: practice extremely fast swings with a training aid that's lighter than your driver.

    Extremely fast swing means swinging as fast as you can without completely losing your balance.

    Here's a myth buster for a common misconception: swinging heavy training clubs does not contribute directly to developing swing speed. It may increase your range of motion, but the increase in arm speed comes from training with a training aid that's lighter than your driver.

    Here's your TomTuckerGolf Swing Speed Training Routine. Do it twice per week in the off season for six weeks, then once a week in season.

    First of all, do not do this routine unless your body can withstand swinging an object very fast. Check with your doctor first if you have any doubts. Extremely fast swings will put some strain on your body, but as the saying goes "no strain, no gain".

    1. Warm up with five medium speed swings with your driver

    2. Next, execute repetitions of extremely fast swings with your training aid in one direction (right handed direction) then execute the same number of extremely fast swings in the other direction (left handed direction) for balance. All swings are continuous without any stopping in between repetitions. Your swings should bottom out about twelve inches off the ground. Focus your attention on making a loud "swoosh" sound with the swing, and each successive swing should produce a progressively louder sound.

      This is very important: don't grip your swing speed training aid like you normally would grip your driver. Do not tuck the thumb of your left hand into the lifeline of your right hand because you may strain the ligaments in your thumb. For this drill, grip it like you would a baseball bat, like the "ten finger grip" shown below.

    3. Sets

      Do three sets of the recommended repetitions with your training aid, then do one set of 7 fast swings with your driver. Rest one to two minutes between sets.

    4. Repetitions

      1. Week 3 - 3 sets of 1 - 2 extremely fast repetitions each way, then 7 fast driver swings
      2. Week 4 - 3 sets of 3 extremely fast repetitions each way, then 7 fast driver swings
      3. Week 5 - 3 sets of 4 extremely fast repetitions each way, then 7 fast driver swings
      4. Week 6 - 3 sets of 5 extremely fast repetitions each way, then 7 fast driver swings
      5. Week 7 - 3 sets of 6 extremely fast repetitions each way, then 7 fast driver swings
      6. Week 8 - 3 sets of 7 extremely fast repetitions each way, then 7 fast driver swings

      In Season
      • Once weekly - 3 sets of 7 repetitions each way, then 7 fast driver swings

    3. Work on Technique

    Weeks 6-9 work on your swing technique for 20 minutes, three times per week.
Try it, you'll really like it!


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All the best,

Tom Tucker
Teaching Pro, Plum Creek Driving Range & Practice Facility
WGTF ' "Top 100 Golf Teacher"
USGTF Class "A" Teaching Professional
IGPA Certified Golf Psychology Coach
Cell: (716) 474-3005

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