Instruction courtesy of Sunice: www.sunice.com
Mike Carlson is no ordinary golfer - with an amazing ability to hit the ball over 400 yards in the air, he is one of the longest hitter on the planet. "Mighty Mike" as he is known, has made it to the World Long Drive Championship final a staggering three times, and has a swing speed of nearly 150mph! Here Mike's swing coach John Novosel explains how the moves he makes in his swing are so effective in generating that amazing fast clubhead speed and raw power!
"The keys to crazy distance are incredible flexibility with a big backswing, great lag, and an active lower body that can squat, extend and rotate through impact. Mike possesses all of these and that's why he can crush a ball over 400 yards. These are the keys to his swing..."
View the image gallery for a step by step guide to this incredible swing.
Want to know more about Mike's swing coach? Introducing John Novosel Jr...
John Novosel Jr. has worked and consulted with golfers of all abilities - including PGA & LPGA Tour Players, Nationwide Tour Players, and also top amateurs through to beginners. His teaching puts an emphasis on the golfer achieving a consistent, PGA Tour-type tempo and maximizing clubhead speed at impact. He has worked with his father to develop the concepts of Tour Tempo and also has co-patented 4 training aids with his father. In recent years, he competed in professional long drive events and was able to generate clubhead speeds over 140 mph and ball speeds up to 200 mph, despite only being 6'0? and 165 lbs. His longest drive in competition is 402 yards.
He has presented the concepts of Tour Tempo all over the world. In 2008 he presented to the PGA of Sweden. Later that year he presented @ the World Golf Fitness Summit. In 2011, he made the trip to Amsterdam where he was part of the PGA of Holland's coaching summit.
He is certified with the Titleist Performance Institute as a Golf Fitness Instructor I, Golf Professional 2, and Golf Biomechanist 2. Also, he is certified with SSC Golf Swing as Level 1 Speed and Power Instructor and Level 2 Spine Engine Instructor.
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