Try Towel Drill For Longer Drives

towel drill sequence

Unlike most of the clubs in your bag, where hitting down on the ball is crucial for good contact, the driver demands a strike on the upswing. Unfortunately, many amateurs do the opposite, catching the ball when the club is still moving downward — leading to pop-ups and serious lack of distance. That’s where the Read more…

Driver Swoosh Drill For Distance

Turn the Driver Upside Down to Build Momentum
driver swoosh drill

The “Driver Swoosh Drill” is a popular way to get rhythm back into your swing. Take out your driver and flip it around so you are holding more of the club head rather than the handle. Take a normal swing a few inches from the ground and listen for that “swoosh” sound. The accompanying image Read more…

How To Blast Your Drives Farther

Build Explosive Power From The Ground Up
blast your drives opener

In 2018 we are all obsessed with how to blast your drives farther. We have watched over the last 20-25 years the evolution of this game before our very eyes from a shot maker’s game to one dominated by raw power. Every day you turn on the TV, open a golf magazine or go online, Read more…

Ramp Up Your Driver Power

For most clubs in your bag, hitting down on the ball is key. You work to make contact just before the bottom of your swing, compressing the ball against the turf and sending it toward the target with plenty of force and a slight backspin. But for the big stick, that all changes. For great Read more…

Lisa Longball And The Power Game

How To Add Speed & Distance

Editor’s Note: Lisa Vlooswyk, affectionately known in golf circles as Lisa Longball, is a seven-time Canadian Long Drive Champion and ranked Top 5 in the World of Long Drive. Lisa competes at the World Long Drive Championships and will tee it up in September on the Golf Channel to vie for the World Title. A veteran Read more…

The Keys To Easy Drives

Simple tips and drills for finding the fairway more often

The higher the handicap, the more pivotal the tee ball becomes. Driving the ball into water, rough, bunkers, trees and other hazards is what causes high-handicappers to rack up strokes. As players become more proficient, they develop skills to execute trouble shots and hit pitches from the rough and sand, putting less pressure on hitting fairways. It’s almost as if good players expect to miss every now and then, feeling confident in knowing that they have the tools to recover from an errant drive. High-handicappers, unfortunately, don’t have that luxury.

Swing From The Ground Up!

Toss Your Bag To Feel The Right Weight Transfer

For golfer who wonder what the right “feel” is when you start the swing from the ground up, here is a great visual: Holding up my tour-sized golf bag, taking my stance, turning back, then moving through and transferring my weight as I toss the entire thing to one of my assistant pros! I normally Read more…

The Keys to Speed and Power

Swing ‘Uphill’ and ‘Downhill’ For Greater Distance

As a teacher, one of the things that comes up the most is the desire for more speed and power in the golf swing. More distance! I was once told that Russian sprinters employed a simple technique as part of their training: Run uphill to get stronger and run downhill to get faster. It was Read more…

Golf Driving Tips: Hit The Ball Straighter!

The Long Ball Is Great, But Finding The Fairway Is King

“Let the Big Dog Eat.” “Grip it and Rip It.” “Go Big Or Go Home.” Everyone wants to hit the ball farther, but distance is no more important than direction. Golf driving tips are plentiful, but to score better you have to drive the ball in the fairway. So this article is about how you can drive the Read more…

Lead Your Driver Swing From Behind

Proper Plane Puts You In Pure Power Position

Getting the most distance and accuracy out of your driver swing means taking advantage of the proper angles. This drill is designed for the player who hits pull shots and slices. Often I see players get the club too steep in the downswing, which means they need to alter their body rotation and weight shift Read more…

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