Optimising your coil for more power can result in you gaining valuable yards off the tee, leaving you shorter irons into greens.

Try these tips if your swing lacks power and you often find your driver goes the same distance as your 3-wood.

A technically sound swing will also be a powerful one. If you lack yardage, especially off the tee, the first thing to check is the quality of your coil.

The way you work your body through the swing will determine how powerful your drives are. To groove a more effective rotation, place the shaft of your driver across your chest as shown.

Now turn as you would during the backswing until the shaft is at right angles to the target. The resistance between your upper body and your hips is what creates speed through the downswing.

So make sure the left side of your chest turns over the ball and that your elbows do not fold and you’ll add crucial yards to your drives.

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Top tips

  • The most powerful swings are often the most technically sound swings.
  • If you consider yourself a short hitter, the first thing to check is how well you coil and uncoil throughout the swing.
  • The amount you work your body through the swing will determine how much energy is transferred into your drives.
  • Try placing the shaft of your driver across your chest to groove a more effective rotation.
  • Turn as you would during the backswing until the shaft is at right angles to the target.
  • The resistance between your upper body and your hips is what creates speed through the downswing.
  • Ensure that the left half of your chest turns over and covers the ball, and that your elbows do not fold.
  • Combining all of the above movements should add crucial yards to your game.