Hi. Adam Bazalgette here in Naples, Florida,
founder of Scratch Golf Academy. Want to talk about how to increase your swing speed. I’m
with someone here who’s got a lot of swing speed you’ll like to watch, Rob Cusick teacher
and club fitter here at Mediterra. The first thing I’m going to say, and then we’ll let
Rob hit 3 golf balls, is you have to practice speed. Believe me, until you experience it,
you’ll never be able to duplicate it. Here’s a great little drill. Rob’s got 3 balls. He’s
got a lot of speed as you’ll see. One’s going to be at medium speed, one quite a bit, and
then the third one, within reason, about as quickly as he can swing. Let’s go and let’s
see how that looks. Rob, that’s fairly smooth. There’s more speed. Now in this one, while
staying reasonably in balance, this is going to be about top speed.
Okay. I hope that was helpful for you to see
Rob hit those balls. Believe me, in other sports, they train for speed, and you have
to be able to feel the difference between a lot and not so much to duplicate it. Now
I’ve got a whole free course on creating more speed with all your clubs and some strategies.
You can touch here and get that for free. I invite you to do that. Let me give you a
couple of other thoughts though as we go. A lot of people accelerate their arms and
club prematurely. They feel like they’re creating speed. They’re not really creating that much
speed. The towel’s a great image. The towel has to load and snap. That’s how you create
speed there. It’s the same with a golf club. There has to be some elasticity. There has
to be some softness to it to create speed. One more thing I want to say, you’re only
going to get to top speed for a very short amount of your arc. You got to make sure it’s
where the ball is. Some practice swings with a driver is a great thing to do. You can hear
the loudest part of your swoosh through impact or as you swing, and you want to time that
right down there at the bottom. You may be able to hear that on this video. Again, elasticity,
we’re not trying to create arm speed, and maximum speed right there at the bottom. Do
that at different speeds too. Train your timing, and you’ll have a lot more success. If you
like this video, tap the thumbs up. We’ll get you subscribed to the channel, get you
more free content. If you have questions or comments about your swings, put it in the
box below. I’ll get to that if I can. Scratch Golf Academy has all kinds of material for
you. I hope you’ll check it out, and I hope this helps you get started to creating more


  1. Thanks Adam.  I had been working on something similar on the range and this video really helped confirm and reinforce my thinking.  Best wishes!

  2. Hi Adam,

    When your club is parallel to the ground on the downswing, do you consciously unhinge your hinged right wrist in an effort to gain more speed or do you just let it unhinge naturally?

  3. Tried using a swing speed radar in the range today. I don't understand why my distance is still 240 yards when my swing speed ranges from 95 to 115 mph. I just notice the ball just goes higher at higher swing speed but no gain in distance. I tried 3 different drivers but same result.

  4. Adam,

    You should be tired of my comments by now, but I'm not tired of your teachings! I'm up and down with consistency? Played well yesterday, all around good game.
    I just came off my outside range. Your grip advice seems to help. Back a few decades when I was playing a little better a tip that seems to help is on your takeaway the first couple of feet take the club back exaggerating that your hands are going over a 4 ft ( approximately) fence in front of you before you go into your full turn. I just made at least 30-40 good swings with an 8 iron. Average swing speed 85Mph… low 83 high 92 but overall fairly consistent and effortless? Appreciate any input? I could really feel my swing.
    If this keeps up I will have join your premium package for pay back.

    Never too old to learn, Thanks,


  5. any tips if you have a broke left arm close to the shoulder where the bone overlapped (top break over the bottom one) for driving? i always seem to slice the ball like crazy and i have eased up which does seem to help alil but idk any suggestions? please help me, i know you wouldn't know for a fact cuz its a unique swing for a broken arm but any tips i would appreciate it, thanks and keep up the amazing videos.

  6. Hi Adam, my upper body tends to get closer to the target on the downswing instead of staying back. This causes too much backspin on my driver. I hit 240 to 245 yard carry consistently and I know if I can improve my launch angle and spin rate, I can add a few more yards. Do you have any drill to correct this?

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