PGA Tour pro reveals golf shoe trick that INCREASES CLUB SPEED

Callum Tarren was ranked 12th in club head speed on the PGA Tour in 2022 and he has revealed a special trick he used to maintain his power off the tee.

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Fri, 11 Nov 2022
PGA Tour pro reveals golf shoe trick that INCREASES BALL SPEED

To gain club head speed and hit huge bombs off the tee, most golfers would go to the gym and build their muscles in preparation for swinging their driver as hard as possible.

Bryson DeChambeau underwent a famous transformation in 2021 in which he put himself through relentless workout sessions. He recreated himself as the biggest hitter on the PGA Tour and it helped him to become a US Open champion.

But weights and exercise are not always the way to increase club head speed and distance. Just ask Tour player Callum Tarren whose swing velocity shouldn't be sneered at.

Last season, Tarren was ranked 15th in driving distance on Tour, averaging 312.4 yards per drive. He was also ranked 12th in club head speed, but how did he maintain these levels?

"In the right shoe, I have metal spikes in the front five (spike slots), and then soft spikes in everything else," Tarren told GolfWRX.

"Just because, when this shoe came out (FootJoy Premiere Series Tarlow), I was getting a little right foot slip. And then I went to see Dr. Greg Rose at TPI (Titleist Performance Institute), and he said a guy my speed should be wearing metal spikes.

"He said to try metal in the front five and ever since then I’ve had no slips. Obviously, with ground pressures and ground forces, it helps me stay stable through the ball."

The Englishman earned his first PGA Tour card for the 2022 season and his powerful style helped him to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs. This also secured his card for this season.

Despite missing more cuts than he made, the man from Darlington also achieved three top-10s and played impressively in the first two rounds of the US Open at Brookline.