When you play golf, there is one thing that you want to do- more distance. Learning how to increase drive distance not only makes you look awesome in front of your playing partners, but it will also make the game a whole lot easier.
How to do the art of long drive
If you watch any long driver on a golf course, they are more or less following these four principles of playing.
- Ball Height
As a general rule, the equator of the golf ball should be directly in-line with the top of the clubface at setup. Your primary goal when using a driver is to “hit up” on the golf ball and teeing the ball this height will encourage an upward strike.
- Wide Stance
The driver is your longest club in the bag and therefore it is the club that you can swing the fastest. If you are going to increase your speed, you need to make sure you have the proper golf stance and a solid base to maintain balance. Too many times, amateurs will set up with their feet too narrow which lead to sloppy, unbalanced swings. To ensure your body has a solid base, set up with the outside of your shoulders extended down to the inside of your feet.
- Forward Ball Position
Many amateurs make the mistake of placing the ball too close to the middle of the stance as if they were preparing to hit an iron shot. In fact, this is one of the most common mistakes amateurs make with their driver. When the ball is placed in the middle of the stance it affects how a player’s shoulders are set at address and change the path of the club.
- Spine Angle
The best drill to feel the correct amount of tilt is to set up and place the grip of the drier at your sternum with the clubhead resting directly between both knees. Tilt away from your target until the club head touches your lead leg.