Tour Power

Bubba Watson teaches you how to hit it strong

Depending on whom you ask, the median amateur driver distance is about 200-210 yards. Shocking, right?

Why You Can’t…

(and how you can)

One of the great things about the game of golf is that, on occasion, all of us, even the highest handicapper, will hit a shot like a pro. It might be a well-struck drive, hitting a par-5 in two or holing out a bunker shot.

Hit It Big

Crush your drives with these fifteen tips

Grips are usually classified as neutral, weak or strong. A weak grip, where your hands are rotated to the left, adds loft at impact and makes your club of choice play a bit weaker. The result? Loss of distance.

Crush It!

Hit bigger drives with the help of the game's longest drivers

Hitting big drives is arguably the most satisfying, and fun, part of golf. We all want to do it more often but simply don’t know the best method for harnessing our full distance potential. In the following pages, you’ll find tips and tricks from 13 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship competitors, all of whom know a thing or two about power. Read carefully and get ready to go deep.

Power Driving

Hitting bigger, more powerful drives is just a few tips away.

As an instructor, it can be a challenge to get students to work on chipping and putting–however, they would drop anything to be able to spend time at the range working on their tee shots! Driving the ball longer and straighter is the ultimate goal for most, and there’s no club they wouldn’t buy if they thought it would help them drive the ball like Tiger Woods!

Over The Top

How to smother the slice for good

With today’s enormous drivers, it has become easier to hit the ball a long way. But if you slice the ball, you’re probably not getting the type of distance you deserve, since sliced shots not only miss the fairway, but also rob you of powerful distance.

Train Your Aim

Understanding the railroad alignment analogy

In this illustration, you can see that I’m standing in the middle of railroad tracks. Well, I’m not really standing on the tracks; I’m using the image to help aim and align myself to my target.

Heads Up

Heads UpHow many swings do you make when trying a new driver?_Ê

Lag For Power

The secret move for more power

Casting the club from the top of the swing (arms straightening prematurely) is one of the most common power leaks for the amateur player. This move results from a downswing that’s initiated by the muscles in the arms and upper body, and makes it almost impossible to store energy during the downswing._Ê

Total Driving

Sean O'Hair's coach helps you hit it long (and down the middle) every time

In early March, one of my students, Sean O’Hair, put on a master class in Total Driving at the PODS Championship. (The Tour computes Total Driving by totaling a player’s rank in both driving distance and driving accuracy.) For the week, Sean finished T15 in driving accuracy and 8th in driving distance, averaging 282.6 yards. Sean won that week–his second Tour victory–and earned a trip to the Masters. I couldn’t have been more proud.

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