I’ve been taking a little break from things after returning from California on Saturday evening. After a week of intensive swing consultation, it’s nice to unpack and just relax a little.
One thing that came back to mind was how amazed I was that Blake Elliott could generate the distances he got with his driver. I’ve always felt that my driver distances were a little short of what they should be, based on my irons and wedges – and Blake showed me I was correct.
It’s all about technique, not brute muscle power, if you’re looking to increase your speed and distance in your golf swing.
I told you all about Blake’s specs – 5’10” and about 140 lbs (a generous estimate, he says himself on his mass), and how he was pumping out drive after drive over 300 yards – including the show-stopper, his 330+ yard pop from the Black (Tour) tee box, uphill and into the sea breeze on Torrey Pines South course’s 12th hole (Par 4, over 500 yards).
That’s right. It’s an unoffical 6 under 66 (you have to stroke every one to say it’s officical) because we were working on the swing and shot selection, and he didn’t putt out a couple of gimme’s as we headed to the next hole (18 holes in a little over 2.5 hrs).
Still, even if he’d missed them, he shoots an iron-clad 68 on a 7,000 yard setup the day after we worked on some specialy shots.
Probably 7,100-7,200 yards because he hit every tee shot from the back of the black tees with one foot in the rough, practically.