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Golf Power On the Tip of Your Tongue

by Coach Stephen on

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Anyone want some extra golf power off the tee and 10-20 more yards?

Just follow this quick tip and you’ll have to go through and re-do all of your yardages for every club in your bag.

The secret is not some core rotational exercise (although those can be awesome).

No, this is so simple that you won’t believe it until you try it.

It’s all about the placement of YOUR TONGUE!

I know, who woulda thought…

I first learned about how the tongue can increase overall strength while over in India. One of my yoga gurus told me that it helped to “complete the circuit” and give him strength and stamina while holding poses.

Of course it sounded kinda weird, but then again, this dude could hold a headstand for over an hour! He probably only stopped at that point out of boredom. But the guy was definitely onto something.

So what does this have to do with increasing your golf power and adding yards your drives?

Here’s all you have to do to find out:

Gently place your tongue up on the roof of your mouth, with the tip resting against the back of your front top teeth. Gently hold it in that position while you swing.

This will “close the circuit”…whatever the heck that means.

Actually, I do know at least one theory, but it comes from the Kama Sutra, and we’re trying to keep this post rated PG.

Let me be clear about this – it should be gentle and subtle. Do NOT focus on it so that it becomes yet another swing thought.

To try this out for yourself, simply go to the range and warm up. Then pick a club and hit 10 balls “without tongue” and note the distance. Then hit 10 ball “with tongue” and compare. Be sure to compare only those shots with similar quality of contact.

The chances are very good that you will notice increased distance on your drives when you “add a little tongue”.

Let me know your results in the comments section below.

Hell, if it doesn’t work for you, I’ll stand on my head for an hour!

You thought I was joking...

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Lloyd January 18, 2012 at

Coach Stephen,
This is an interesting tip and I plan to try it. Please clarify if the teeth (upper and lower) should be touching or not, while your tongue is touching the roof of the mouth. Thank you!


Coach Stephen January 19, 2012 at

Hey Loyld,

The teeth do not need to be touching (although they can be) for this technique to be effective. Keep us posted on your results.


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