The Mechanical Basics of Hitting Golf Drivers

You will mostly hit your tee shots using golf drivers, so it will help you to review a few major mechanical basics of swinging those clubs. The mechanics used to hit drivers do not need to significantly change to apply to the other clubs, but they would be slightly modified. At this point, aim to make your driver swing as effective as you can. From there, you will have an easy time learning the tweaks needed to hit all of the clubs in a similar manner.

The following are the basics that you need to know when swinging your drivers.


driversthis is a tip that all beginner golfers should hear repeatedly. If you focus on your balance all through the swing, you will be ahead of the other players. When you swing a driver, balance is given even more importance. Since the driver is the one that creates the most power and speed than any other clubs, it also needs the most balance so it will be under control. You will surely fail if you swing a driver while off-balance. To maintain your balance while swinging golf drivers, have a wide base and athletic posture that lets you to comfortably twist back and through your shot. Avoid too much side-to-side motion during your swing, but aim to twist to your right during the back swing, and then promptly left during the downswing.

2.Stay Behind the Ball

on most shots, you want to hit down the ball and take out a divot from the grass after making a contact, but the case is not the same with drivers. When you hit a driver off the tee, you need to slightly hit up through contact. This attack angle would help in getting a good launch angle in order for the ball to quickly get up into the air and remain in the air as long as possible. If you hit down through golf drivers, it will result in a high spin and a low launch, which are both not good for distance and accuracy. At impact, try to stay behind the ball so that the club is tracing a little upward curve through the hitting spot. Certainly, if you have a good balance during the swing, this task would be easier to do.

3.Swing Through

whatever happens while you swing your driver leading to the impact, you need to confidently swing through impact until a full finish position. A lot of beginners think that because the ball is away, the follow though is not that important. However, it matters because it is a sign of the kind of swing you hit through the ball. When you swing aggressively and confidently, you can easily get until the finish. Golf drivers should be kept moving through impact without a doubt where the ball is going. Hit it with full expectation that it will directly fly to the target area. It is not easy to be confident in the golf course, but it will be truly helpful when you want to hit quality shots. The lack of confidence will be obvious in your shots if you are uncertain about your ability. Thus, swing all through each drive and keep your balanced finish right until the ball goes down.

Every point given is relatively simple, and not really about the complicated swing theory that a lot of new golfers get entangled in. There is a right place and time for swing theory, but beginners must focus on the basics. When you successfully accomplish all the points above while hitting your golf drivers off the tee, expect to have more good shots in the future.