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How To Drive A Golf Ball Far And Accurately Consistently

Jun 3, 2008
There are few things more satisfying than launching a jaw dropping drive with explosive distance right down the middle of the fairway. There is no doubt that hitting the driver well makes the game a lot easier as many courses are quite long. It is almost a necessity to have that 300 yard drive if you want to succeed as a professional golfer since most tour courses are long and require good driving distance in order to be competitive. Here are a few tips that may help you to gain those extra yards in driving distance:

Tip 1: Strengthen your wrists

While golf does not require significant muscle strength, it certainly does not hurt to be physically fit and strong. The wrists play a key factor in being able to generate and support high club head speeds so be sure to do exercises that make the wrist stronger. These will usually involve doing some sort of resistance training like wrist curls with a dumbbell or on a machine at the gym. It cannot hurt to also do weight training exercises for the upper and lower body also since they all help to support the golf swing.

Tip 2: Develop greater lag

Lag is one the secrets to hitting the ball far almost effortlessly. It is defined as the angle formed between the shaft and the right hand if you are a right handed player and the smaller this angle is before impact the greater the club head speed will be through impact. One way to build greater lag is to start the downswing with a slight shift of your body weight to the left while keeping the club still at the top, this helps to load the club with energy and will help to create more club head speed.

Tip 3: Use proper equipment

If you generate a club head speed over 120 mph then you need to use a stiff flex driver with 7 to 8 degrees of loft for maximum distance. If your club head speed is lower than 100 mph then you need a regular flex driver with a loft around 11 to 12 degrees for maximum distance. Also be sure to get a driver that is not too long otherwise this will affect the accuracy of your shots and inaccurate drives are not usually very long.

Tip 4: Factor the wind

The wind can have a huge impact on the length of your drives. If the wind is blowing hard into your face then you need to launch your drives at a lower trajectory for maximum carry and roll. In order to hit your drives lower, tee the ball slightly lower and put the ball a little further back in your stance. If the wind is helping you then go ahead and launch the ball high or the normal trajectory you are used to. The ideal drive downwind is a high trajectory as this will ride the wind for maximum carry. To hit your drives higher tee the ball higher and put the ball a little further up in your stance towards your left feet. Try some of these golf driving tips to help you hit better drives and shoot lower golf scores.
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Marla is an author and webmaster. Discover useful golf tips and be sure to read our simple golf swing review as a possible way to reduce your scores.
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