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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Finding Success With My Driver

Recently, I mentioned that I was attempting to make some minor modifications to my swing when using the driver. I am trying to hit the ball just a bit higher in order to increase my distance off the tee. One of my goals this year is to stretch my average drive from 250 to 260 yards. After doing some research, I felt to achieve that goal, in needed to make minor modifications to my swing without sacrificing my accuracy. I am happy to say, so far so good.

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Is Driver Loft Important For Increased Distance?

The discussion of more driver loft for increase distance has decided to rear its confusing head again. It is interesting that the hype created by manufacturers is fueling the potential desire to change driver settings without really understanding the reasons or science of why hitting it higher is important. I have recently changed my hitting technique to launch my ball a bit higher to gain some added distance, but that is because I was handcuffing myself by trying to drive the ball versus launching the ball. More on that below. Regardless, it is important to understand that hitting the ball higher does not necessarily equate to longer distances with the driver; there are so many other factors to understand!

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