Boy these new young players can knock the snot out of it! Bubba is one of those long knockers. According to the PGA Tour Stats Bubba is rated 5th in drives over 300 yards. Tiger mentions how long Dustin Johnson is but he’s only number 3. You probably never heard of the first place driver…Robert Garrigus?
Ernie Els is rated 71st. Tiger is not even rated in this category. I guess you have to hit the fairway for it to count.
Anyway, the asset Bubba has is his very high back swing with a very wide arc. Very similar to David Love III. A word of caution here. This doesn’t mean you should stretch back and give it all you have and end up at your local Chiropractor! The high stretching back swing Bubba has might not be the best for your swing or coordination characteristics.
There are a lot of ways to speed the golf club up for additional distance. A big stretch could make you wild and off in the woods. The best way I think is to improve your hand action through the hitting area. Learn to rotate your forearms faster and you’ll increase your distance. Yea, by the way, Bubba does that too! Take a look at the video analysis I did for this Blog entry.