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Something for the Weekend: Make more of your driver

The eighth in our Friday tips service

Wed, 3 Nov 2010

Something for the Weekend: Make more of your driver

This week in Something for the Weekend - our regular Friday series in which we offer you a simple tip for you to try out on the course over the weekend - we offer you some advice with the big dog.

Make more of your driver

It's a fickle, blustery wind that tends to blow at this time of year. On some links courses it could be in one of half a dozen directions on any give day. 

But conditions in late autumn, early winter are rarely quiet wherever we play, so it's always good to know how to make the most of your driver, especially hitting into the wind. 

For a normal drive, the ball is positioned inside your left heel, your hands and the clubshaft will be level with the inside of your left thigh and the clubhead sole flat on the ground for a normal amount of loft.

To keep it low, it's important to retain the tempo of your swing but move the ball back a little in your stance, so you're playing it opposite the logo on your sweater or shirt. You might also forward-press your hands slightly toward the target to hood the clubface a little. 

Now don't try to kill the ball - just tee it maybe a little lower than you would for a normal shot or one you want to fly downwnd and hit it solid. You'll hit a lower ball flight that bores through the wind.

Want more?

Head to our Something for the Weekend index. Remember to let us know how you get on and share your own tips with us in the forum and on our Facebook page. You can also tweet us @Golfmagic.

 

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