We’re back with Bob and his Golf for the Rest of Us Series.
Have trouble hitting your drive straight? Give this drill a try the next time you’re on the driving range.
Take spin off your drives to hit it straighter
While a downward blow is great for your irons, it’s a killer off the tee. Hitting down on the ball adds spin, and spin is the mortal enemy of the driver.
With today’s drivers, striking the ball with a slightly upward blow reduces spin and increases carry. But how do we pull that off on a consistent basis?
Here’s a nice drill for the practice tee that will definitely help if you’ll use it regularly. The drill requires one ball and three tees.
Here’s how it works. Set up your ball on the tee the way you normally would. Then take two more tees and stick them in the ground about 6-8 inches in front of the ball, about 1-2 inches apart.
The most important part of this drill is to make the two tees slightly higher than your ball.
The rest is amazingly simple. Set up with your back shoulder slightly lower than your front shoulder. Now hit your drive, but DON’T hit the two tees in front of the ball. The only way you can do this is to hit slightly up on the ball.
Practice this shot every time you hit the range, and you’ll soon be driving the ball with less spin and more accuracy.