Driving is one the toughest clubs in our golf club selection. Drivers come in many shapes, sizes, and lengths. They also vary on the club face design. The driver is an integral part of the game. You don’t have to know all the details of how to drive a driver, no matter how many you have. Let’s take a closer look at how they are designed and how they affect your game.
You must first understand how your club functions. To do this, you need to experiment with different models until you find one that works for you. You need to be aware of how technological advances affect the way you position yourself in relation to the ball. The launch angle of impact at each club will remain the same if they are all swung with the same club.
Everything starts with how you grip the ball. Golfers who tend to roll their hands inwardly during backswing can have trouble keeping their grip straight. This opens them up, which affects your distance and accuracy. You can also roll your wrists in further, which will allow you to flex more of your wrists. This actually causes you to lose distance.
An important consideration to make when swinging a driver is how the clubface angles. Your clubface needs to point straight at you. Golfers who have a flatter, or more circular, clubface are likely to hit the ball harder. A squarer clubface allows for more wrist movement and will therefore allow you to hit the ball farther. The angle of your arm should be straight at the ball. Your hands must rotate around the ball to match your swing path.
Also, pay attention to how your shoulders position as you backswing. You should align your shoulders with the ball and not allow them to rotate as you swing. Instead, they should remain level as you come into the ball.
To learn how to swing the driver, you can simply shift the clubhead slightly to the left when reaching the ball at the end of your backswing. When you move it this way, you will see how you can actually create more space between the club head and the ball. This creates a straighter trajectory of the ball. You will also be able to reduce your swing distance. Focus on your shoulders while you practice this drill.
Last but not least, your follow through. The important thing is that your follow up stays the same regardless of what you do. Falsely presenting a professional follow-through will only make you look longer and tire you faster. As you finish each club’s follow-through, ensure that it is smooth and without any sudden changes or jerks.
This is the most effective way to teach a driver how to properly swing the golf club. While there are many elements that make a golf swing great, these three are definitely the essentials. Your game will improve if you practice these skills until it becomes second nature. Your enjoyment of golf will increase if you improve your short game and putting skills.