If your 7 iron is 165 and PW is 120, be able to hit them 120 and 80 respectively.
It is a good drill to learn to link your arms/hands, and thus the club face to the rotation of your body…and a valuable shot in many instances to boot.
Quite literally every lesson I give, I will have someone with a club and I will ask how far they hit that club and ask them to hit it 2/3-3/4 of that distance. They hit it full.
I ask them to end their backswing, lead arm parallel to the ground and the same 2/3-3/4.
I get another full backswing and full shot.
I point out a target about 70 yards away and ask for lead arm parallel and to that target.
Full backswing and full distance.
This is not reserved for high handicappers and beginners. It goes all the way down to scratches and this is appalling.
Not because they can’t do it, but because no one ever told them they needed to, so they don’t know how. Golfers don’t know how to have a shorter backswing and control their arm speed.
When I was a touring pro I didn’t know how…for the same aforementioned reason.
Let’s change this.
Because if you learn to control your arm speed…you will also be able to speed them up and hit it farther, as well, when need be.
Longer drives anyone?
PS-The way I finally get them to do it is to tell them they will be charged double if they hit it past a shorter target. Most decal and lay sod on the first attempt.