In this third issue of the series "5 Death Moves" we will learn more about the Smash Factor and how important it is to keep
the quality of a solid ball contact up and even improve it.
Most of you maybe already know what the Smash Factor exactly is. I still will explain it again to ensure everyone knows it
afterwards. The Smash Factor is the figure which shows your efficiency and quality. The longer you've used your club the higher the Smash Factor should be.
PGA Tour players have following Smash averages:
1.34 with an iron 7 and 1.49 with their driver. This means if a tour player is swinging his club with 110 mp/h club head
speed, the ball will have contact with the club face for approximately 1/5000 sec. before it will bounce off with a higher speed from approximately 164 mp/h or 260 km/h.
Most golfers always want to increase their length of shots and think swinging faster is the only way to get there. I
personally believe that if you really want to improve your length of shots, you have to optimize your impact with a better Smash Factor before trying to build up more swing
Tip 1: To see exactly where you hit the ball you can use Dr. Scholl's
white foot powder spray, which is easy to remove afterwards.
Tip 2: Use either 2 tees or 2 aiming sticks, which you place left and right from your ball to see if you are able to hit the ball without touching
Tip 3: When you realize that your impact patterns are very different and all over the club face, start with a smaller move and swing. After you hit the
ball better start lengthening your swing step by step.
Have fun with your training and if you need any more advice let me know.