To hit the ball farther, you need to stay clear of swinging harder. To send the ball farther, you need to swing your club faster. Don't try to hit your ball harder. Don't use brute strength.
To speed up your club to the full, you need to keep your hands, arms and shoulders free from tension. Toward this end, you need to grip your club firmly with the last three fingers of your left hand. This allows you to hinge your wrists properly without exerting deliberate effort. Major power results from hinging and unhinging your wrists.
Also, widen your stance at address. That helps you carry out a relaxed, more aggressive swing without losing your balance.
Once you've set up properly, push your club back with the outside muscles of your left forearm. This promotes a wider swing arc, allowing you to turn your left shoulder freely. Turning your left shoulder more on the backswing, you will create more power and hit your ball longer.
Pushing your club back with the outside muscles of your left forearm, you will stop abruptly picking your club upward. Also, you will avoid snatching your club too much inside with your right hand. Eventually, you will swing your club back properly along the target line. Of course, you need to slacken your right-hand grip to swing your club back properly. Critically, tightening your right-hand grip, you cannot whack your ball like cracking a whip. You cannot hinge and unhinge your wrists freely.
To learn to create more swing width, take your normal address posture. Then, grip your left wrist with your right hand so your right palm faces the sky. This will encourage you to create a wide swing arc. Creating a wide arc, you will better shallow out your swing, enjoying a longer flat spot through the ball. The greater your swing width, the more space and time you will have to increase your swing speed. Speeding up your club, you will increase your distance.
More important, gripping your left hand with your right hand will help you position your right elbow properly. This will eventually allow you to employ your right arm properly, thus increasing your swing speed to your maximum. Using your right elbow properly, you will swing your club full tilt, slotting your club into the correct swing path.
After gripping your left wrist with your right hand, just make several practice swings. Then, you'll naturally enjoy a bigger swing, hitting your ball longer and straighter. You need to let the outside muscles of your left forearm push your club back as you start your backswing.
Or, simply swing your club back the way you skip a stone with your right hand. That will help you swing your club back properly, allowing you to slot your club naturally into the correct downswing path. Being a right-hander, you are more adept at swinging your club with your right hand than your left hand. You will feel more natural. More important, you will make the same, effective swing time after time.
Controlling your swing with your left hand can make your swing more unnatural and complicated. If you are right-handed, your left hand works less efficiently in swinging your club than your right hand. To swing your club effectively, you'd better employ your adept right hand rather than your inept left hand.
You use your right hand when you throw the ball or shake hands. You feel more natural and do better with your right hand than you do your left hand. Critically, your right hand is more powerful than your left hand. Hitting your ball with your right hand, you will send the ball longer.
After all, to hit your ball longer, you need to whack the ball just like skipping a stone across the lake. The stone-skipping motion resembles the move you perform to crack a whip.
You hinge your right wrist full tilt through the shot so its position changes from bending back to being bowed.
More important, don't tighten your grip on the club as you complete your backswing. Increasing your grip pressure plays havoc with your ability to increase your swing speed to your maximum. This deprives you of every chance to hit your ball far and accurately. Make sure you preserve your light grip pressure during your entire swing.
Similarly, you don't sway toward the target as you start your downswing. Don't let your head wobble ahead of your ball before you hit the ball. Lunging forward in a faulty effort to hit your ball hard, you will spoil your distance and accuracy. When you hit your tee shots, make sure you keep your left ear behind the ball as you uncoil your body.
Keeping your head steady behind the ball will help you better speed up your club. You will get your clubhead to gather full speed as you swing through the center of your body. Put differently, it is better to hit your ball like cracking a whip, making your clubhead speed peak through the shot.
As with everything, to hit your ball successfully, you need to prepare your swing properly. Make sure you address your ball correctly. Take a wide, closed stance to keep your lower body stable and promote soft draws. Stick your rear end out, with more weight on your left foot when you hit your 6-iron or shorter club.
Also, bend your hips more than your knees so your spine tilts roughly 40 to 45 degrees from the vertical. Done properly, your shoulder line will rest outside your toe line, with the toe of the club off the turf.
Importantly, keep your hands under your chin by letting your arms hang naturally from your shoulders. Pushing your hand outward away from your body, you will have difficulty swinging your club on the proper plane. Also, your shoulders tighten, which prevents you from swinging your arms and club freely. You will incur diverse poor shots including pulls and slices.