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    Best tip for hitting longer as a senior

    I find that this year i have lost about 6-7 yards on irons. Recommend a tip to increasing distance with driver and irons? Speed and rotation come to mind. What say you experts that i should work on the most?
    Much appreciated

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    Hey Marcos I'll answer anyways even if I am not an expert. I have had very similar experience, I am 62, lost closer to 10 yards in the last 12 years. With the extra time I had with COViD I put together some homemade superspeed weighted shafts and did their protocol training. I am starting phase 2 and have seen an increase in swing speed for sure. I also have arthritis in my back knee so my brother in law who is a certified teacher suggested I switch to a stack and tilt swing to reduce the pressure on that leg. I found it easy to do and rotation is key as you said but the setup makes rotation much easier. I have dropped 2 points off my HC and I am hoping to continue this trend.

    I can tell you I am seeing my distance come back to the level of 10 years ago for sure. I also think increasing your core strength and flexibility is extremely important as we get older.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leftylucas View Post
    Hey Marcos I'll answer anyways even if I am not an expert. I have had very similar experience, I am 62, lost closer to 10 yards in the last 12 years. With the extra time I had with COViD I put together some homemade superspeed weighted shafts and did their protocol training. I am starting phase 2 and have seen an increase in swing speed for sure. I also have arthritis in my back knee so my brother in law who is a certified teacher suggested I switch to a stack and tilt swing to reduce the pressure on that leg. I found it easy to do and rotation is key as you said but the setup makes rotation much easier. I have dropped 2 points off my HC and I am hoping to continue this trend.

    I can tell you I am seeing my distance come back to the level of 10 years ago for sure. I also think increasing your core strength and flexibility is extremely important as we get older.
    Merci Luc. Do you think speed is the answer more so than anything else.

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    Hi Marcos, I think flexibility and strength training is very important but the speed training did work. I have a small device to measure swing speed and it is very accurate and after the first 6 weeks I added 6mph which is 15-18 yards on the driver. I was doing the ST at the same time and that has something to do with the increase in distance since I feel I am making much crisper contact on the ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leftylucas View Post
    Hi Marcos, I think flexibility and strength training is very important but the speed training did work. I have a small device to measure swing speed and it is very accurate and after the first 6 weeks I added 6mph which is 15-18 yards on the driver. I was doing the ST at the same time and that has something to do with the increase in distance since I feel I am making much crisper contact on the ball.
    Sound advise mon ami. Thanks

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    Kick your ball up the fairway when your buds are not looking I hear you Marc---it also has a little to do with this age thing At 75 I am definitely noticing a difference; but every once in a while I manage to hit a good one and forget all about the loosing distance----definitely eying the "forward tees"
    Does the 2nd hole-n-one come easier ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big mac View Post
    Kick your ball up the fairway when your buds are not looking I hear you Marc---it also has a little to do with this age thing At 75 I am definitely noticing a difference; but every once in a while I manage to hit a good one and forget all about the loosing distance----definitely eying the "forward tees"
    Mac, i been 'kickin' the ball in the fairways for years.LOL. I have started alternating from senior tees to the whites depending on how long the par 4's are. If they are within 350 yrds, its not bad. Anything over that, well i struggle. But i hear ya, this getting old crap is not what i thought it would be but its better than being dead !!!!

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    I have been speed training also to help with distance.

    here is an article I think makes good sense in regards to training for speed



    https://www.mytpi.com/articles/swing...speed_training

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    Quote Originally Posted by john8888 View Post
    I have been speed training also to help with distance.

    here is an article I think makes good sense in regards to training for speed



    https://www.mytpi.com/articles/swing...speed_training
    Great article John. Much appreciated and will look at this. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos View Post
    Mac, i been 'kickin' the ball in the fairways for years.LOL. I have started alternating from senior tees to the whites depending on how long the par 4's are. If they are within 350 yrds, its not bad. Anything over that, well i struggle. But i hear ya, this getting old crap is not what i thought it would be but its better than being dead !!!!
    Does the 2nd hole-n-one come easier ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos View Post
    I find that this year i have lost about 6-7 yards on irons. Recommend a tip to increasing distance with driver and irons? Speed and rotation come to mind. What say you experts that i should work on the most?
    Much appreciated
    Very few golfers maintain distance as they age. My best tip is to simply take an extra club or, perhaps try a softer 80 compression ball. Hope this helps.

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