You may only use it 10-15 times a round, but it sets the tone for the hole. In fact, hitting the driver well can set the tone for your entire round. A poor drive can bring all sorts of numbers into play. But if you can consistently split the fairway, not only will you be the envy of your foursome as you casually pick up the tee and give a quick glance at your ball bounding down the fairway; you’ll also see a lot more 4s and 5s on your card and not so many 6s or 7s.
With the driver, you want to catch the ball on a slightly upward motion in your swing. Have the ball teed up just off the back of your left heel and have your weight evenly distributed between your feet. Again, don’t shift your weight back as you swing the club back. That will move the bottom of your swing arc, just like with your irons.
Keep your weight balanced 50-50 and this will allow you to hit the ball on an upward path and get your drives in the air and on the right path.
When practicing work on developing a correct and reliable Swing Sequence.
There are two basic moves in the swing. One is to move the club away from the ball and the other is to move the club back to the ball. The first is referred to as the takeaway and the second is referred to as the downswing.
What happens between these two movements is a change of direction in the swinging of the club.
Focus on getting the sequence of the movements in the correct order and in good tempo to insure good swing path and angle of attack into the ball.
Study Ben Hogan’s swing to see him squat to start the downswing
Over the years of teaching, I have notice students inability to improve their golf swings was due mainly to their lack of not knowing how to practice properly. A serious golfer must be very systematic in his or her approach to good practice. Things to remember:
Have a practice plan
Loosen up your golfing muscles before hitting
Concentrate on the area of your game that is giving you the most problem.
Put into practice the advice that was given to you by your local golf instructor.
Give yourself time to practice, rushing through a bucket will only speed up your swing.
Allow time for your short game around and on the green.
The instructors at Eaglequest will tell you that students that improve their golfing skills are those that implement sound practice habits. Remember the baby steps you take now to improve your swing will develop into giant steps in the future of your golf game.
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