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Troy Mullins Shows You How to Hit It Like a Girl

Long drive competitor and former track athlete Troy Mullins gives her key steps on driving the ball far.

Released on 8/7/2018

Transcript

00:00
My name is Troy Mullins
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and I am here to show you how to hit it like a girl.
00:04
(electronic music)
00:14
So, I've been told that the average male
00:16
hits is about 220.
00:17
Last year I hit it 402.
00:19
I am a world long drive tour champion.
00:21
I won the Mile High in 2017
00:24
and I am here to show you how to hit it like a girl.
00:27
First thing you need to know about hitting it far
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is you have to be relaxed.
00:30
You have to be loose.
00:32
So when I grip it, I do a little bit tighter in my left hand
00:35
and a little bit looser in my right hand.
00:37
There's no death gripping going on
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and there's no stress in the body.
00:42
Just be loose.
00:43
And I keep it light in my right hand
00:45
to let the club turn over
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and do what it does naturally.
00:48
So, being loose is really important
00:51
and just let the club do what it does.
00:52
So the second thing is the back swing.
00:54
It's really important to get a full, good turn.
00:57
So I like to use my core
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to turn back and get my weight
01:02
all the way into this right hip.
01:04
And you know you've gone too far
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if that toe starts coming off the ground
01:07
and you're shifting way too far to the right.
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So just enough where you feel power
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load in this right foot
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and then you can let it go.
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The third step is now we're at the top of our back swing,
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where do we go from here?
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So, this is where the hips turn
01:21
and you just let the hands follow.
01:23
So, my background is in shot put
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where you used to load here
01:28
and quickly move your hips.
01:29
So, as a golfer, just think of the hips move the arms
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as you're coming through the shot.
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And lastly, when I go to hit the ball,
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I don't really even think that there's a ball there.
01:40
I think about target and just hitting through the ball.
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So the lesson is
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just swing through it.
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Like it's not even there.
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Right, so whether you hit it 180 yards or 350 yards,
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I bet if you follow these tips,
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you'll be smashing it in no time.
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Like that.
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(electronic music)
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