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Want to hit it further by not swinging faster?

By Admin, 12/17/15, 2:15PM CST


Welcome to College Golf Camps weekly junior golf swing tip. This week CGC welcomes Joey Wuertemberger, Lead Master Instructor at Jim McLean Golf Academy in Ft. Worth, Texas. Joey has a very impressive stable of junior golfers and college golfers. Joey has become the busiest instructor in the Jim McLean system.


Want to hit it further by not swinging faster?

Try this simple drill next time your at the range!

Everyone is looking for more distance these days, and to be honest it’s a simple answer plus you don’t even need to swing faster.

How do you do it you might ask? Simple – Improve your angle of attack. The angle of attack is the direction the clubhead is moving up or down at impact. Any ball on the ground, always strive for a negative attack angle, but if you want to maximize distance with the driver, hitting up on the ball (positive angle of attack) is a must.

If you want to know exactly if you’re hitting up on the ball -try this simple drill.

1.) Take a sleeve of golf balls (without balls in the sleeve) and place the sleeve 8 – 12” inches in front of the ball.

2.)Take your normal set – up and swing. If you can hit the ball high on the face and safely escape the sleeve – You did it! If not – now you know what you need to work on for maximizing distance.

Contact Joey Wuertember at

About Joey: Originally from Richmond, Indiana, Joey is a graduate of Methodist
College where he majored in Business Administration with a concentration
in Professional Golf Management. While at Methodist, Joey was part of
two national championship teams. After college, Joey had a successful
professional career in which he competed on the Golden Bear Tour, Grey
Goose Gateway Tour, Tar Heel Tour, Hooters Tour, Canadian Tour, and the
PGA Tour Qualifying School.

Since joining Jim McLean Golf Schools in 2006, Joey has become the
busiest teacher in the Jim McLean system. Joey began his teaching career
at Pinehurst Resort and Spa under Eric Alpenfels and then moved to Hank
Haney, both of which are Golf Digest Top 50 and Golf Magazine Top 100
teachers. Joey also mentored under Bill Davis, Director of Instruction
and Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta,
Florida. Joey has had the opportunity to watch or spend time with top
teachers such as Chuck Cook, Dave Pelz, Stan Utley, Mike Shannon, Dr.
Rick Jensen, Ben Doyle, Pat O’Brien, Todd Anderson and every instructor
at the Jim McLean Golf School at Doral.