Fix Your Impact Area
When it comes to how far tour players hit the ball, the impact position is more important than clubhead speed. As a tour player reaches impact, they deloft the golf club by using their hands in a forward shaft lean. In fact, the average tour player delofts the club 4 degrees at impact.
At impact, the recreational golfer releases the club too early. Single-digit handicappers do not deloft the club like tour players do. Instead, they simply square the clubface with a slight forward shaft lean.
Higher handicappers do not deloft the club at impact and are unable to square the clubface. These players typically add loft to the club because they release too soon.