Three Driver Faults That Limit Your Distance

If you are a golfer who struggles with your driver, I know I do from time to time, it could be because you are hitting the ball too low on the clubface. I know this swing fault is something that I worked on for years. Over the past two years, I tried to force a swing change by adjusting my ball position and tilting my shoulders more on setup. All my adjustments did was create more swing challenges and poor driver contact. I went back to my old swing and realized that I was approaching my desire to improve distance off the tee all wrong. Thus, as I stated in previous articles, I reverted back to what was working and concentrated on improving what was already working. What I realized is that I was creating the conditions to hit the ball low on my driver face. I fixed my challenges on my own, but I wish I had some guidance from Christina Ricci sooner.

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Hitting Your Driver Farther In One Easy Lesson

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!

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Hitting Your Driver Off The Toe

Over the past season, I felt that I hit my driver the best in years. I was hitting the center of my club face a great deal of time, but there were times when the other parts of my driver decided to join the action. Striking the heel of my driver definitely resulted in a poor, short, shot hit to the right (a bit of a slice). It is very noticeable and I have to say that I do not like it when it happens 😉 Hitting my ball off the toe is a completely different matter and sometimes the shot I am looking for when hitting the ball off the tee.

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Reverting Back to Old Golf Habits

As a golfer with many years of experience, I have tried a plethora of techniques in an effort to lower my golf score. I have willingly embarked on this, sometimes frustrating, journey with no regrets. Along the way I have learned a great deal about myself and this self actualization has helped improve my core golf game to a point where my golf game only requires minor tweaks. I realize that I will never be a player who will consistently shoot below par, but I continue to keep that vision of success at the forefront of my efforts to improve. Unfortunately, my journey has some pitfalls such as relearning habits that I thought I had kicked. For some reasons, these poor habits pop up from time to time and this is the frustrating part of my journey.

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Using Your Best Shot To Build Your Best Golf Game

Every players has the shot they rely on during all critical situations. As we expand and improve our golf game, we sometimes develop two or three shots that help build any regular round into a great round. As I lowered my handicap, I found that I had at least two shots that I could rely upon and recently I round a shot that was locked away, but is has returned like a fiery phoenix. With three steady shots, I can rotate any one of them as my ‘best’ shot to build a round of golf I can be happy with. Of course, this does not always happen, but at least a have a plan……right?

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