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Best Golf Tips: How to improve your DRIVING using the WALL DRILL

Lloyd Davies from Heyrose Golf Club in Knutsford has got a great drill to help you strike your driver out of the middle every time.

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Thu, 20 May 2021

Best Golf Tips: How to improve your DRIVING using the WALL DRILL

Driving is an extremely important part of your game and if you can perfect it, you will find more fairways and shoot better scores.

GolfMagic went to see Lloyd Davies, the head professional at Heyrose Golf Club in Knutsford, to pick up a great drill on how you can hit the ball out of the middle of your driver each time.

Bringing the club over the top of the ball is a key issue that Lloyd commonly notices with amateur players when they swing their driver, which can result in slicing your shot off a straight line. 

To combat this problem, the Wall Drill is a great way to practice your swing at home. All you need to do is grab your driver and take your stance, with a wall next to the clubhead.

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As you can see in the image on the left, Lloyd has swung down in a straight line and has avoided the wall, this means that he has made a good swing on the correct path. The image on the right shows that you will hit the wall if you come over the top of the ball too much.

This is a drill that Lloyd commonly uses when teaching and it is a great way to increase your distance with the driver and make sure that you are hitting the sweet spot each time.

When doing the drill for the first time, it is important to take it slowly and make steady swings to ensure you don't hit the wall. Make some practice swings before undertaking the Wall Drill in full.

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However, once you are comfortable with your setup, it is important to gradually add in body rotation. This is to make sure you are getting the most out of the drill.

Lloyd has been coaching now for over 15 years in Sussex and Surrey and has recently returned from Dubai, having coached at Arabian Ranches and Dubai Hills Golf Club for four years. He can be found on Instagram @lloydsgolfperformance. 

He has worked with European Tour players and enjoys coaching golfers of all abilities. The Wall Drill is an example of how your ball striking and length with your driver can dramatically improve.

 

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