Lots of golfers tell me they want more power. I know this because golfers sign up here,


and I ask them for their biggest problem. The other one is consistency, but we can talk about that another day.

I’m fairly certain that many golfers ruin their game searching for more power. They try new clubs, they change their swing and the attempt to bash the ball as far as they can.

For the most part, this is an ego thing – as it does feel good to hit the ball a long way. But extra power/length/distance is no guarantee that you’ll score better – none at all.

The club manufactures also hype up their claims – all new drivers are the “longest” – despite the rules saying the ball can only leave the clubface at a certain speed. It’s bullshit. I can also remember during testing, years ago now, we tested older and newer drivers and there was little difference between the makes, maybe a yard or so – almost nothing.

Continued on the golf forum