Most golfers are interested in their swing speed. The harder we swing, the farther the ball will go, right? WRONG! Ball speed is the number we want to pay attention to. You can achieve more distance by striking the ball solid, making the ball take off faster from the club face, resulting in more distance! Every mile/hour of ball speed can result in roughly 3 yards. A mis-hit with a driver can take away 10 miles/hour of ball speed versus a solid strike. That means a mis-hit can mean the difference of up to 30 yards!!
Next time you play, try swinging with a smooth rhythm, focusing your eyes on a small spot on the golf ball. This will increase your focus, creating better contact and more distance! Good luck and play well!