First, focus on the straight left arm in the impact position. Second, the club head should lag behind the hands. The towel impact drill will improve both areas of your swing. By creating the proper downward angle of approach you will now compress the golf ball , hit the ball farther and improve contact.
Players who hit their 3 – or 5- wood as far or longer than their driver are typically using too little loft with the driver for their clubhead speed. In contrast, with the driver , you have to match the loft angle of the clubhead to the golfer’s clubhead speed to get the most distance.
Hitting the ground before the ball can have many causes. Among them are: 1) Hanging back or fall back with your weight onto your rear side through impact. 2) Releasing the club too soon.
Getting the right driver tee height can potentially add serious distance to your drives. It sounds like a gimmick, but it’s not. Many golfers go to extremes with their tee height , and either go too low or too high.
When a shot comes up that requires the best of your accuracy, but you still want to hit your driver , consider choking down on the grip of the club. Even moving down the grip by just an inch or two can go a long way toward improving your accuracy.
According to their statistics, 55% of golfers break 100 .
Typically, this means that the clubface does not come into direct contact with the golf ball as something has happened on the backswing, downswing or transition. A common error is that golfers tend to catch too much turf first, therefore hitting the ball too high on the face. This is known as a fat, or heavy, shot.
Yes, often a 3 wood will be easier to hit and give you a better opportunity to keep the ball in play on tight tee shots. For many golfers, a 3 wood will give overall better results than a driver and can be used regularly off the tee and even replace the driver .
The driver is the lowest lofted club in your bag and creates the most ball speed. That combination is why it is difficult for the average golfer to keep tee shots in the fairway. Shots hit with the driver , by nature, tend to stray off to a greater degree than shots hit with lower speeds with lofted irons.
“The highest it should ever be is with half of the ball above the top of the driver ,” says Foley. “The lowest is with the top of the ball slightly higher than the top of the club.”