In my normal swing, by nature I go after it pretty hard, maybe 90-95% of max effort. Been doing a lot of off-season strength and flexibility work, and from the couple times I have played on a simulator, I have definitely picked up some significant distance.
But I have been battling a hook, especially with the longer clubs. Have been working with my instructor to take my right hand out of it, and focus more on pulling with the left. But this hasn’t really tamed the hook.
Happened to watch a Shawn Clement video on GolfWRX where he was taking full driver swings and just trying to hit it 175 yards, and of course the ball would go much further. I was at the range today and hitting some nasty hooks, and remembered this video, so I started hitting some drivers with what felt like 65% effort, and I was striping it. Sure, it was a little less distance, but it made an incredible difference in accuracy.
Need to get on a Trackman to see what the difference is in swing speed and distance.
Just wondering for anyone else, what % of full effort do you swing? Maybe, I’ve just been swinging too hard all along.