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The deWiz Distance to Impact measurement is one of the most important - yet, at times, misunderstood - measurements provided by deWiz. Try this drill to produce Max Hand Speed earlier in the downswing.

Understanding Max Hand Speed and Distance to Impact

Before getting into the drill, it's important to understand the hand speed data provided from deWiz.

Along with the "hand speed curve" underneath of the avatar that allows you to see your hand speed at every point of the swing, deWiz provided specific measurements for the Max Hand Speed (the fastest point your hands are moving in the downswing) and Distance to Impact (where that MHS point occurs relative to impact of the ball).

Professionals generally have hand speed in the 19-21 mph range, with Distance to Impact occurring between 17 and 20 inches from impact.

The Drill

If you notice that your Max Hand Speed is occurring too close to impact, this simple drill will help to increase that distance.

Place a golf ball underneath of your lead foot when practicing. When you take your swing, focus on pushing that ball down into the ground in your downswing. Doing this will allow you to move weight to your lead side and allow the hands to free earlier in the swing!