I recall watching Tiger Woods practice at the Masters where, to the disappointment of the on looking crowd, he proceeded to make full swings with his driver only to hit the ball no more than 100 yards. He couldn’t have cared less about the distance, what he wanted to do was ‘feel’ the new position he was working on.
Imagine a sweeping motion and you’ll soon be driving it miles. But avoid crash landings...
By far the club that gives players the most trouble is the driver. The reason is that most golfers tend to strike down with too steep an angle of attack. If you slice, chop the turf or have a big old scratch on the top of your club, then this tip is surely for you.
To hit bombing tee shots, imagine a more sweeping motion where the moment of impact is more level to the turf. Picturing an aeroplane that is coming in for a landing will give you the idea of a smooth neutral approach. No crash landings here. If you get it just right, you’ll send it a long way and your tee will still be standing tall.
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