Golf Tips: Tip #1 - Staying Out
Of Trouble With Your Driver
So what is it that's really causing problems with your driver?
Is it a slice, a hook, or just flat-out inconsistency? Well the good
news is that, regardless of what problem you are fighting, there are a
few things to incorporate into your game that really will help you. If
you're the golfer that's saying right now, "I've battled a slice for 25
years", then this is not going to be the undisputed end of your
problem. But you CAN reduce the slice or hook, which will help you
score better. So here the first tip is.
Nothing can be better for your game than learning how to swing the club
easier and more fluid. If you go to the range and concentrate ONLY on
swinging easy, it will revolutionize your ability to position yourself
for a good approach shot when you get onto the course.
You will make
more consistent impact with the ball, and it will reduce the amount of
side-spin you naturally place on the ball because the club head won't
be traveling as fast or with as much force.
Again, I know you've heard
it before, but I ask you to concentrate on this for 1 week. And if you
can't physically practice it, visualize it at the office (visualization
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Switch to a low spin ball. Lower spin off of the tee means that the
ball is going to go more straight regardless of how whether your ball
moves right or left. I recommend the Titleist
DT SoLo, the Precept
Laddie, or the Maxfli
Noodle. You can find these balls anywhere from
$13 to $20 per dozen, and they will play a large role in reducing the
side spin that you naturally place on the ball.
I realize that this all sounds over-simplified, but it's not.
If you are having problems controlling your driver, switch to a
low-spin ball, and start swinging easy. When you are on the range, ALL
you should be thinking about is swinging the club easy. Incorporate
this into your game this week, then next week we'll discuss how to get
some more distance with your driver.
David Nevogt writes golf instruction material that helps
golfers of all levels reach their full potential and lower their
scores. David is the author of "The
Simple Golf Swing" which guarantees to have you shooting 7
strokes lower in only 1 week from today.
What makes "The
Simple Golf Swing" so Successful?
In short, it's about using the spine as an axis to promote consistency
and to keep you on the correct swing plane. You'll learn the correct
hand action so that you can add distance to every shot. You'll learn
the correct timing to get straight ball flight, and consistent
direction. You get a step-by-step guide on the full swing, a
step-by-step guide on the short game, a mental guide, and personal
coaching to make all of this happen quickly and easily.