How to Get Extra Distance with a Driver
When you need extra distance off the tee, what do you do?
Ernie Els said he does 2 things to get some more distance.
1) Move your head back a little away from the target
2) Grip the club little stronger than normal
By moving your head back a little, you will create more space on the downswing.
Gripping the club little stronger will make it easier to close the face through impact to let you hit a slight draw for more distance.
It's also a good idea to put little more weight on your back foot at address. This will tilt your spine little more to the right allowing you to hit the ball on the upswing.
According to one study, average golfers do better with tee height. They hit it further with more accuracy when they tee the ball up higher.
Most players think teeing the ball lower will give you more accuracy. But by teeing the ball lower, players start to hit down on the ball causing them to lose distance and accuracy.
With a driver, you want to sweep the ball off the tee or hit it slightly on the upswing.
If you want extra distance, tee the ball so that the bottom of the ball is just above the top of your driver.
This is very high.
So you don't want to rest your driver on the ground at address. Instead, hover your driver above the ground just behind the ball.
And don't swing up too much on the ball. Try to sweep the ball off the tee.
If you want to hit it higher and longer, try to swing at the lower hemisphere of the ball. The ball will have higher launch angle with less spin for more distance.
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