What to do when you can’t hit your Driver straight



Struggling to hit your Driver straight? Try this…




That’s the solution. I see so many golfers complaining that they can’t hit the Driver straight, thinking that the problem is unique to the one club.


“I’m not so bad with my irons, but my Driver is all over the place.”


I hear this a lot. What people don’t tend to realise is that their swing doesn’t change that much from club to club; if you have a swing fault it will generally be there with every club, it’s just the longer clubs amplify the problem more.

The key to better golf is starting off small. As I’ve already mentioned, the best thing you can do when you have a swing fault that just gets you in to trouble the further you’re hitting the ball, is to put the Driver away and just practice with a mid iron. A 7 iron would be perfect. Get a friend to video your swing and then compare it with a golfer with a good, solid, consistent swing. You’ll soon see the difference.


The most common problem for an amateur player is coming ‘over the top’ of the ball, with an out to in swing path. This can be caused by a few different things, too many to go into for now, but the key with all of them is to address the fault starting small with an iron.Once you have your swing sorted on a 7 iron, you’ll naturally take it to the longer clubs and your overall game. All that will be changing is your setup. Watch this video and see how Luke talks about starting off small.




Try it out next time you practice and let us know how you get on..

One Response to “What to do when you can’t hit your Driver straight”

  1. Thanks for sharing this, I will practice my swing with the 7 iron and see if mastering that improves my drives. Starting to get frustrated but hopefully this can help me. Cheers

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