GOLFTEC: Gain Distance by Focusing on Knee Flex

Knee Flex Example

As seen on Golf Channel: Flex your knees properly in the backswing to add shoulder turn and gain distance.

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By GOLFTEC Digital

We constantly point to the importance of shoulder turn in the golf swing when discussing how to gain distance. This is done for a good reason: it’s a key part of the swing that separates good and bad golfers!

Point is, if you’re consistently frustrated with how far you hit the ball, you might be lacking shoulder turn in your backswing. Of course, this isn’t the hottest take you’ve heard today so let’s talk solutions.

Our SwingTRU Motion Study has proven how various body motions work together to perform an effective golf swing. Through the data we’ve analyzed from tens of thousands of golf swings, we know that increasing hip turn at the top of the backswing expands a golfer’s potential turn the shoulders.

Simple enough, right?

Another Knee Flex Example

During a recent appearance on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, Patrick Nuber stopped by the range at Tranquilo Golf Club to discuss this idea. Specifically, in how your lead and trail knees bend and straighten throughout the backswing can help you achieve more hip and shoulder turn – and in turn more distance!

So, take a look at the video below, give your knee flex the attention it deserves and gain the distance you’ve been craving.

VIDEO: Increase Knee Flex for Longer Drives

Patrick Nuber demonstrates how moving your knees properly during the swing creates a better hip and shoulder turn, and ultimately more distance.

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