How to Improve Your Driver Consistency in Golf

Read this line then stop for 10 seconds and ask yourself what you believe the three most significant parts of the game of golf are. 4… 3… 2… 1…
Okay, now I’ll list mine in descending order of significance.
Driving the ball into play.
Controlling the speed of the golf ball during putting (distance).
Golf ball pitching with loft.
Today, we’ll focus on what I consider to be the MOST essential component of the game of golf: DRIVING THE GOLF BALL IN PLAY. This aspect of the game is our sport’s number one confidence booster. As you are surely aware and have experienced, hitting your tee shots out of play immediately contributes to your score.
Buckle up – If you read this special report before every round of golf this summer, your pals will believe they’re playing with Fred Funk come September. For the previous four years, Fred Funk has topped the P.G.A. Tour in driving accuracy. Every time he plays 18 rounds of golf, he hits 76% of the fairways. If you want to modify the way you drive the golf ball, you must first adopt the four basics listed below.
THE IMAGE: Approach each tee shot with a clear mental image of what you want the golf ball to look like in flight.
PROPER DRIVER: Select the correct driver for your swing.
TEE HEIGHT IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR GOLF SWING.
SWING ON THE RIGHT SWING PLANE: Swing the driver on the right swing plane for your swing.
THE IMAGE: You can have it if you can see it. Before you pull your driver, or any club for that matter, out of your golf bag, visualise how you want the golf ball to look as it travels down the fairway. Among millions of words. The one sentence that my mother (the first woman to teach at a golf school in the United States) taught me has stuck with me all these years. You must visualise how you want the ball to soar in the air and where you want it to land. When you have a driver in your hand, you must decide where you want the ball to fall. IF YOU DO NOT SEE THE PICTURE, YOU WILL BE IN TROUBLE.
Important Tip: During a round of golf, you may find yourself driving the ball beautifully, only to be confronted with a difficult driving hole. I played a practise round with Tommy Bolt, the 1958 U.S. Open Champion, shortly after turning professional. We arrived to a fantastic par four, 435 yards long, with water down the right side of the fairway from tee to green and out of bounds marks along the whole left side of the fairway from tee to green. “What do you do here with O.B. left and water right?” I asked Tommy after teeing off my golf ball. “Son, if you see the water and the O.B. marks, you best go find another line of work,” Tommy remarked, looking me in the eyes.
That has stayed with me to this day, and I wanted to share it with you. Don’t be concerned about the difficulties; instead, consider what you want the ball to do. I have profited greatly during my career, and I want you to benefit as well.
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Let’s check whether you brought the right brush to paint with now that you can view the picture. If you continue to attempt to acquire 20 extra yards every time you step into a golf shop. It is time to stop—RIGHT NOW! If you have a metal driver with a graphite shaft and a new grip, you have all it takes to launch the golf ball straight down the fairway.
Let’s take a step back. The loft of your golf club will have a significant impact on your accuracy. If you’re having trouble with your driver, you might try purchasing one with at least 10-12 degrees of loft. The lower the loft of a driver, the more likely it is to slice and hook the ball. If you’re a good driver, you can get a driver with less loft.
A quick aside: If you’re driving the golf ball short, low, and to the right, your shaft may be too stiff. The shaft may be too weak if you are driving the golf ball too high and to the left.
If you have tiny hands, you should have the club repair shop regrip all of your grips with either a junior grip or a small grip. If you have huge hands, get your clubs regripped with larger grips.
Bottom line: Focus first on putting the ball in the fairway, then on distance generation. You most likely already have the equipment necessary to get the desired fairway shots. Remember, it is the swing that is important, not the equipment. Once you have a decent swing, the equipment will help, but it will never FIX your swing.
CORRECT TEE HEIGHT: Tee height may not seem like a big concern, but it has a tremendous impact on whether or not you can consistently drive the golf ball down the fairway. Something so easy may often be the most difficult.
The two most common errors are teeing the golf ball too low or too high. You’ve probably heard that golf is a game of contrasts. This is an excellent example. Allow me to explain why. You probably tee the golf ball too low if you are consistently hitting your driver too vertical into the ground on the downswing. Most vertical driver swing golfers are afraid of swinging below the golf ball, so they tee the ball low in the hopes of catching it square.

For those of you facing this difficulty, tee the golf ball up a little higher, sit back a little further on your heels, and retain your weight there on the downswing the next time you’re on the course. Look down after your shot to see if your tee is still in the ground. If you are always concerned about leaving the tee in the ground, you will no longer pop your tee shots.
If you’re hitting tee shots to the right, the ball may be teed too high since you’re trying to hit the ball on the upswing. Next time you go out to play, tee the ball a little lower. After the golf ball has landed, check sure your weight is on your left foot, indicating that you have appropriately shifted your weight.
CORRECT SWING PLANE: With this final advice. I’m convinced you’ll be well on your way to driving the golf ball straighter and more consistently. Your sand wedge is the golf club in your bag that swings the most vertically (up and down). Your driver is the golf club that swings the most horizontally (around you, like a baseball swing). Most amateur golfers make the mistake of swinging their driver like their sand wedge and their sand wedge like their driver.
When addressing the driver, keep the following in mind:
Keep your chin up.
In the back swing level, turn your right shoulder.
Swing the golf club around you rather than up and down.
After you’ve struck the ball, leave the tee on the ground.
Keep your swing ideas to a minimal when you’re ready to begin your backswing. Consider swinging more horizontally.
I promised at the start of this special report that if you read this piece every time before you tee it up this summer. You will drive the ball with increased confidence, accuracy, and consistency. This may appear to be simple, but give it a shot and shoot me an email with the findings. You’ll get some fantastic outcomes.
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This is only the beginning of a fantastic foundation for more consistent driving. We’ll get back to you at the end of the month with more detailed information on how to improve the accuracy and consistency of your driver. Stay tuned…you’ll be pleased with the outcomes this season.

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