One of the more common questions I get asked is how to hit the Driver longer. A lot of satisfaction comes from sending the ball in to orbit, and although it’s not key to scoring well on the course, it seems that everyone wants to know how to outdrive everyone.
Video: Tips For Hitting Your Driver Longer
This week, I’ve made a short video talking about some key changes that I have started to make – to work on increasing my driving distance in the hope that 400 yards can be achieved.
All golfers would love to hit it further – you just have to visit a driving range to see that the most used club is the driver; but not many people put the right effort in to gaining distance or have the knowledge on how to achieve it.
As I mention in the video, a big cause of lack of distance amongst amateur golfers is their attack angle into the ball with a driver, which always tends to be on the way down. This is fine if we are hitting an iron, but not the driver, as we need to be striking on the way up. When striking the ball on the way up, the launch angle is increased and the ball spins a lot less, the perfect recipe for longer drives.
Using the Foresight Sports GC2 & HMT, the set up change I mention changes most golfers from an average of 2 degrees down to 2 degrees up, which is a fairly big change. It might not sound much, but it will change your flight and spin rate numbers a large amount.
Winter is here now so we don’t get as much time on the golf course as the summer months; so for those that are genuinely interested in getting better, now is the time to get ourselves more golf fit by getting more flexible. Even if you only spend 10 minutes a day working on this, it’s going to improve your game.
I’m really working hard on my flexibility, and as you will see over the next couple of months, my swing speed and driving distances are going to increase a lot. In the video, I mention a couple of key points that are really simple to do, that will really increase your yardage, so give them a try and let me know how you get on.
Hope you enjoyed that clip. If you would like to hit the Driver longer, why not get some practice in on the driving range, and if you’re in North Wales come and see us and get some expert help from Luke himself!