I'm proof that you don't need to be big to drive the ball far. I'm only 5-foot-9, 150 pounds, but I averaged more than 300 yards off the tee in 2018. Learning how to hit driver well depends on you setting up properly and letting your body just go, no matter your frame. It's not like I play recklessly. I hit 64 percent of my fairways, which helped me rank top 10 in a stat called Total Driving. The secret is to have two swings: one for power, one for control. The control swing comes in handy when a hole is

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/rickie-fowlers-keys-to-great-driving

I’m proof that you don’t need to be big to drive the ball far. I’m only 5-foot-9, 150 pounds, but I averaged more than 300 yards off the tee in 2018. Learning how to hit driver well depends on you setting up properly and letting your body just go, no matter your frame. It’s not like I play recklessly. I hit 64 percent of my fairways, which helped me rank top 10 in a stat called Total Driving. The secret is to have two swings: one for power, one for control. The control swing comes in handy when a hole is tight or your timing happens to be a hair off. Owning two driver swings doesn’t mean remembering a lot of technical stuff; I’ll show you the minor adjustments that make it easy to alternate between the two. Practice them, then trust your gut to know which swing to bring.

POWER
When I’m looking to really bomb driver, like on a par 5 or reachable par 4, I tee the ball high and move it up in my stance, just off my left toe. A forward ball position naturally makes my body fall into a power setup. (See No. 1 on the image.) That means my head is well behind the ball (No. 2) with the shaft leaning back and my right shoulder low. Keeping equal weight on both feet, I want to be wide in my stance (No. 3). My torso feels loose, relaxed and prepared to hit the ball with an upward strike.

CONTROL
To hit a more conservative tee ball, I always choke down on the grip a full two inches (No. 1) and narrow my stance so my feet are only slightly wider than my shoulders (No. 2). I tee the ball lower and farther back, maybe three inches inside my left instep. This levels my shoulders more and helps me feel centered over the ball (No. 3), like on an iron shot. One last thing I might check is that the shaft is basically straight up and down.

POWER
I like to draw the club back slow, but not so slow that there’s any tension in my forearms. At the top, I want most of my weight shifted to my right side, maybe 70 or 80 percent (No. 1). With the big shoulder turn I’ve made, my head has moved significantly behind the ball (No. 2). From here, I feel I can just step on the gas. It’s go time! How far back I move my head is a matter of timing that varies day to day. If I’m feeling super on, I shift back real far.

CONTROL
Because I was meticulous in my setup, I’m confident that the club has flowed back to the position I want it. Not having too much on your mind at this point in the swing is a good thing, so I won’t give you much. Just like in the setup, I want to feel centered over the ball at the top (No. 1). Notice how my head has nudged only slightly back from address. No more than 60 percent of my weight is on my right leg (No. 2).

POWER + CONTROL
Up to now I’ve given you adjustments to make for power or control. Well, the downswing is easy because you want to do the same move for both. Even with the control drive, where you don’t load up as much, you must swing down as aggressively as you would when you’re going for full power. If you hang back, the tendency is to flip your arms at the ball. That’s when shots go sideways. My lone thought coming down is, Keep the body moving forward (1). If you trust it and just whip all your weight to your left side (2), you’ll drive it long and straight. At least most of the time.

Posted by

Passionate wife, mother of three & youth sports coach - love ALL sports and I love to coach!!!! xo

Related Posts

138 Comments
 
  1. Pingback: generic cialis usa pharmacy

  2. Pingback: generics pharmacy

  3. Pingback: albuterol without prescription

  4. Pingback: buy ciprofloxacin online

  5. Pingback: naltrzone online

  6. Pingback: bimat careprost buy online

  7. Pingback: generic chloroquine

  8. Pingback: buying cialis online

  9. Pingback: buy cialis

  10. Pingback: Google

  11. Pingback: Women’s Aloe Lip Balm

  12. Pingback: Waterproof Lipstick Set

  13. Pingback: Flower Nail Stickers

  14. Pingback: Colorful UV and LED Nail Gel

  15. Pingback: Anti Aging Face Steamer

  16. Pingback: Disposable Eyelash Brushes Set

  17. Pingback: Waterproof Shimmer Lipstick

  18. Pingback: Elegant Pearls Hairband for Women

  19. Pingback: Goat Hair Eye Makeup Brushes 15 Pcs Set

  20. Pingback: Gradient Color Nail Art Brush

  21. Pingback: Metal Alligator Hair Clips

  22. Pingback: Mink Hair False Eyelashes Set

  23. Pingback: Black and White Disposable Lipgloss Brush 50 Pcs Set

  24. Pingback: Y-Shaped Facial Massage Roller

  25. Pingback: Aluminium Foil Nail Polish Remover Wraps Set

  26. Pingback: Eyelash Brushes Disposable

  27. Pingback: 155

  28. Pingback: LEMONBERRY DANK VAPES

  29. Pingback: 우리카지노

  30. Pingback: 퍼스트카지노

  31. Pingback: Buy Weed Online

  32. Pingback: click here

  33. Pingback: best cbd oil

  34. Pingback: cbd near me

  35. Pingback: best cbd for dogs

  36. Pingback: best cbd for dogs

  37. Pingback: cardio sex

  38. Pingback: sphynx cat for sale

  39. Pingback: condo in the east singapore

  40. Pingback: red maeng da kratom

  41. Pingback: dependent visa hong kong

  42. Pingback: buy instagram followers

  43. Pingback: cbd for sale

  44. Pingback: virtual card buy for online shopping

  45. Pingback: 이미테이션

  46. Pingback: rechargeable rabbit vibrator

  47. Pingback: Bath Salts For sale Online

  48. Pingback: Gay Porn

  49. Pingback: kratom back pain

  50. Pingback: credit card processing

  51. Pingback: clitoris vibrator

  52. Pingback: 샌즈카지노

  53. Pingback: 메리트카지노

  54. Pingback: 코인카지노

  55. Pingback: Cannabis oil online

  56. Pingback: technology for business

  57. Pingback: Pornhome XXX

  58. Pingback: safestore auto

  59. Pingback: pc games full version download

  60. Pingback: apps for pc download

  61. Pingback: safestore auto

  62. Pingback: divorce lawyer singapore

  63. Pingback: psilocybe cubensis grow kit usa

  64. Pingback: Curso Kiko loureiro

  65. Pingback: Buy research chemicals online with bitcoin

  66. Pingback: Website agentur hurden

  67. Pingback: thc vape juice

  68. Pingback: in the usa

  69. Pingback: wholesale pinball machines for your arcade

  70. Pingback: Defi Cryptocurrency News

  71. Pingback: Altrenogest Powder For Sale

  72. Pingback: vcc buy

  73. Pingback: pinball machine for sale

  74. Pingback: Homes For Sale Belpre Ohio

  75. Pingback: buy cannabis prerolls online canada

  76. Pingback: telegram investing bot

  77. Pingback: buy delta 8 THC

  78. Pingback: RACE HORSE SUPPLIMENTS

  79. Pingback: Bitcoin SV (BSV)

  80. Pingback: mosin nagant

  81. Pingback: buy guns online without ffl

  82. Pingback: End Of Tenancy Cleaning Haringey

  83. Pingback: Surgical Gloves

  84. Pingback: counterfeit money for sale

  85. Pingback: peyote plant locations

  86. Pingback: buy dexedrine 15mg online

  87. Pingback: www.meetfreegirls.info/crossdress-cams

  88. Pingback: burnaby moving

  89. Pingback: panty

  90. Pingback: seo-pr-clanky.cz

  91. Pingback: موقع سكس

  92. Pingback: top sex toys

  93. Pingback: crypto currency virtual card

  94. Pingback: vancouverbitcoinatm.net

  95. Pingback: Web design Los Angeles

  96. Pingback: Swedish tinder

  97. Pingback: Buy Percocet Online

  98. Pingback: vancouver bc

  99. Pingback: nasstoys female toys

  100. Pingback: gas fireplace

  101. Pingback: vip code lovoo

  102. Pingback: australia dating site 100 free

  103. Pingback: Architectural design

  104. Pingback: free dating in birmingham uk

  105. Pingback: adult dating ads keep opening

  106. Pingback: شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالخرج

  107. Pingback: Best Dildo

  108. Pingback: anadolu yakasi escort

  109. Pingback: vibrator

  110. Pingback: deuterium water

  111. Pingback: large thrusting dildo

  112. Pingback: cell phone fix

  113. Pingback: porn

  114. Pingback: homes for sale in farley iowa

  115. Pingback: alex more

  116. Pingback: pharmacy in canada

  117. Pingback: diy sex toy

  118. Pingback: springfield armory 911 380

  119. Pingback: virtual card buy

  120. Pingback: maltepe escortlar

  121. Pingback: order brand new sig sauer firearms online

  122. Pingback: dentalinsuranceontario.com

  123. Pingback: best delta 8 gummies

  124. Pingback: ipad repair tustin

  125. Pingback: clitoral stimulator

  126. Pingback: kratom powder

  127. Pingback: youtube shorts

  128. Pingback: Childrens haircut

  129. Pingback: male prostate massager

  130. Pingback: how to enjoy g spot sex toys

  131. Pingback: overnight fresh seafood

  132. Pingback: GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES FOR SALE

  133. Pingback: Buy Weed Online

  134. Pingback: Temp Stick Login

  135. Pingback: buy kratom

  136. Pingback: best delta 8

  137. Pingback: best delta 8 THC vape cartridges

  138. Pingback: Phone screen repair

Have you done this? What can you add to this tip?