My name is Cameron Strachan and I play at the Metropolitan Golf Club, Melbourne, one of the leading private courses in Australia and host of the 2001 Accenture Match Play Championship (won by Steve Stricker) and the 2014 Australian Masters.
Like most courses there is a driving range, but I can’t let my drives rip… because… I overshoot the back fence. Why? Because my ball carries over 300 yards. Yet I am only average height and I do this virtually every time by breaking every rule of golf. Let me explain how I do it (and in a moment I will tell you how you can get the full story on this amazing golf swing). But first ...
Imagine you want to punch somebody hard… but… the only proviso is that you must have your arm straight. Try it. You can’t apply any power, right?
If you keep your arm straight you have no means to generate any speed. At best you can generate only 5 miles per hour of speed, and that is if you slide and lunge with your body. If, however, you allow your arm to bend even slightly, you generate massive speed and power.
Now to apply the same concept to your golf swing.
A swing that resembles the straight arm punch means you are never able to produce a swing that gives you great power and distance.