The Power Player

Kevin is convinced his drive just went 300 yards. Butch, who's seen a thing or two, asks Rickie to show Kevin how real power is accomplished.
Presented By Farmers Insurance

Released on 7/7/2017

Credits

Starring: Butch Harmon and Rickie Fowler

Transcript

00:00
(pleasant music)
00:02
Oh yeah.
00:03
Right down...
00:04
Oh, hey, boys.
00:05
What is that?
00:06
About 300?
00:07
320 if I'm talking conservatively.
00:08
300?
00:09
You must be kidding me.
00:10
I mean, the wind was in my face, so maybe...
00:12
You wanna see what 300 looks like?
00:13
Show it to him, Rick.
00:14
(dramatic music)
00:21
(launching noises)
00:25
Now that's what 300 looks like.
00:27
You couldn't hit a 250 downhill on ice.
00:29
So together, we're like 540.
00:32
(intense music)
00:34
Yeah, maybe we should go help 'em out.
00:35
Yeah, no kidding.
00:42
Guys, oh guys!
00:44
Guys!
00:46
You know, Rickie, you have experience of hitting the ball
00:48
not only long, but accurate.
00:50
You're one of the leaders in the category of overall
00:52
driving which is linked in accuracy.
00:54
What are some of the keys you use when you really need to
00:56
step up and hit one and catch a little more yardage?
00:59
If I'm going to try and get one out there a little
01:00
further, I'd say one of the first things at setup
01:02
I think about is just a little wider stance.
01:03
[Butch] Because it drops your spine a little
01:06
behind the ball to start with.
01:07
Yeah, you're able to, like you say, come up behind
01:10
the ball, really load into the right side and
01:12
then you're able to drive from there.
01:14
The second one being is the takeaway, just making sure
01:16
I'm deliberate, a little slower, which will in turn
01:19
probably be about normal speed when you're trying to
01:21
hit one harder.
01:22
I like that thought because when you think about
01:24
hitting one hard, the average person gets fast going
01:26
back, slow coming down, so if you can be a little more
01:28
deliberate with that takeaway, lets you get that good
01:30
windup.
01:31
Good windup, you stay in rhythm so then you can go ahead
01:34
and deliver the club properly from there.
01:35
To last thing, once I've got it in a good position, top,
01:38
is really feeling like, when we talked about kind of shake
01:40
in the right hand, making sure I get through the ball,
01:43
release the club and send it.
01:45
I like it, let's send one!
01:46
(pleasant music)
01:52
[Rickie] See, that's how it's done.
01:58
Well, fellas, I'm man enough to admit when I was wrong.
02:01
Rickie, nice shot.
02:04
(dramatic music)
02:11
[Both] Yeah he was.
02:13
(energetic music)
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