How to Hit a Driver Straight and Long: Creating Solid Contact

Duration: 1:11

Long drives require solid contact. It’s as simple as getting the clubface square to the ball at the point of impact. Yeah, simple, right? We know how tricky it can be to make consistently solid contact with the ball, so we have a few expert tips to help you finally figure out your technique with the big stick. In this free video lesson, PGA Professional Mike Adams teaches you how to hit a driver straight and get greater distance by improving your contact.

The hips are the most important component of your body in developing more consistent contact with the driver. If you can sort out where your hips need to be in relation to your shoulders, you will discover how to hit a driver with much more confidence, and you’ll start to hit the ball farther, straighter, and closer to your target.

To get you started on the road to better tee shots, Mike demonstrates a practice drill that you can use to create a differential between the hips and the shoulders. You’ll also learn to restrict the motion of your hips in your backswing. Take advantage of Mike’s expert advice for how to hit a driver straight, and keep in mind the basics of the golf swing plane, and we guarantee things will improve not only with your driver, but with every long club in your bag!

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