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Larrazabal golf tip No.1: Why I hover my driver

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Fri, 21 May 2010

Larrazabal golf tip No.1: Why I hover my driver

Pablo Larrazabal, the 2008 French Open Champion and European Tour Rookie of the Year is one of the most exciting players on Tour. The energetic Spaniard, comes from a family of golfing champions and as a FootJoy ambassador, offers Golfmagic.com visitors series of great golf tips.

I'll be the first to tell you that I try not to think much about my technique when I'm standing up to hit my driver. I'm a feel player so I just want to feel comfortable over the ball.

It's all about what kind of shot I want to hit and I never put the tee in the ground without knowing what kind of shot I want to hit, to see its shape through the air. 

If I want to play a fade I tee the ball a little bit lower. If I want to hit a big one to a par-5 with a wide open fairway I tee it higher. The ball position is always the same opposite the heel of my left foot.  

Another important thing I do is to hold the clubhead just a little about the ground at address. I hover the club because it helps me to move my left shoulder around my body. In the past when have I rested the driver clubhead on the ground I make mistakes because putting it on the ground made the first move to lift up the clubhead.

I have found that my swing is very smooth when I hover the club. It makes the golf swing a lot easier and helps to free the swing. It is a good tip for amateur players who make divots with their tee shots. Keep the club up and it will help to get rid of that makes the take-away more smooth.

I have found that my swing is very smooth when I hover the club. It makes the golf swing a lot easier and helps to free the swing.

Pable Larrazabal
 

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