Watching the 2022 PGA Championship was great entertainment. Of course congratulations are in order for Justin Thomas for his win in a playoff, but that was not my takeaway from the second Major of 2022. What I notice the most was the amazing drives that all the professionals seemed to perform over and over again. Yes, I know that some of the players were wayward, but their consistency was something to emulate. So, I decided to see if I could find a simple video that would improve my driving distance off the tee. And guess what, I found one!
The video I found was by Rory McIlroy. I think he is one of the best off-the-tee players on tour and his simple message makes complete sense to me.
I have actually started using this technique last year with some good results. However, this year I am be slicing my ball with poor trajectory. I know it has everything to do with my set up and trying to hit the ball too hard. I know that I need to slow my swing down for better control and allow my body to remember how to hit the ball as indicated my McIlroy.
Today I am golfing with my friend Serge. We are playing nine holes before he heads back to Ottawa and I will get him help with my set up and swing plane. He has a very good eye for swing details, so I am hoping that I can speed up my learning of a new swing position with my driver.
I started working on this technique last year, as I mentioned earlier, with good success. I think this is the right direction for my game at this time and I look forward to telling you about my success.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!