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When golf instructor Trillium Rose Has Been asked to take a look at Troy Mullins' driver swing for an investigation, her response was"she's the torque of a teenage boy." That is not something every girl would probably wish to hear, but if you're a long-drive winner like Mullins, you take that as a compliment.

Having an average swing speed of 117 mph, which would Position her in the top 50 on the PGA Tour, Mullins routinely hits drives in the 320- to 350-yard range. She won a competition in Denver a year ago using a ball that went 4-0-2.

"She has a broad range of movement and creates a Enormous amount of swing speed by using this fantastic strength she's within her abs, glutes, quadriceps, her whole lower body actually," says Rose, among Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers. "You could tell she is a fantastic athlete."

Mullins, 31, credits her background as a sprinter, shot-putter And heptathlete as giving her the strength, speed and athletic coordination to launch golf balls. She participated in track and field from age 8 until she graduated from Cornell University. Amazingly, it was shortly after leaving school that Mullins took up golf.

"I had just Return from Beijing after majoring in China, Asia and Pacific studies at Cornell, and was wondering if I should go to law school," Mullins says. "I had to take some time off, so I decided to start going to the driving range for pleasure "

Equipped with only a set of irons-"I could not hit the Woods initially," Mullins says-she smacked hundreds of balls at Westchester Golf Course near her house in Los Angeles and started to recreate a swing which would help her become a perennial contender in the women's division of the World Long Drive Championship. In her very first competition in 2012, Mullins made it to the finals before losing to current champion Sandra Carlborg.

"I was so nervous," says Mullins, who also qualified for the 2012 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. "But what I learned was that I could compete. When I stand over the ball in competitions, I usually simply wash out and fold hard. I really don't care how strong you're. Without speed, you can't send it." 

Here are her additional ideas about how best to drive it longer.

"Without speed, you can not send it."


"My installation is quite standard for a very long driver," Mullins says. "My toes are wide enough that I understand I could swing hard without losing my balance, but they are not overly wide. I also keep my left shoulder greater than my right to help hit up on the ball. Grip is super important. My grip is actually strong, but mild. What I mean is, my right hand is set on the bar in a powerful position, but I am not holding it closely with that hand. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being super tight, so I would say it is about a 4 or 5. This enables me to really launch the club difficult through effect. My left hand holds the club somewhat tighter to help restrain the face, but if you squeeze too hard with the right, you can't whip it through."


"I return as far as I am able to really trying to load up on My side. I guess there is a place at which you are able to overturn, then you can't get back to the ball. For me, that's probably the point in the backswing in which I feel like my left foot is beginning to lift off the floor. When I reach there, I know it's time to swing down. A great way to practice loading in your path leg is something I call the pitcher drill. On the scope, I'll sometimes take the club back and then lift my leg off the floor like pitchers do in their windup. You can even hit balls this manner. Only plant that left leg and fire through with the club."


"Occasionally my hips slide a lot toward the goal as I Start down, and this leaves the club too far behind, and I end up hitting blocks Or hooks. That being said, your hips actually need to be active if you want to Hit it further. If your upper body and arms lead the way in the downswing, You are in trouble. When you reach the top of the swing, push hard to the Ground to get your hips rotating toward the goal. If your hips go, everything Else will, too, and you will smash it."

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