The Key to Picking Up More Yards when Driving
Are there any golfers out there that don’t want to find more yards off the tee? Probably not. Every golfer would like to add to their power off the tee so they could get a little closer to the green for their approach shots – and hopefully make more birdies. Power isn’t everything on the golf course, but it is definitely a nice attribute to have available when you really need it. Even just picking up an extra five or ten yards could make a world of difference in how you are able to play your favorite course.
The key to picking up more yards when driving is finding the sweet spot more often. Even without adding any swing speed, you can put more yards on your average drive simply by hitting the sweet spot more often. Following are a few tips that will help you achieve this goal –
- Eyes on the ball. The most basic golf tips are sometimes the most helpful. Make sure you are keeping your eyes on the ball throughout the swing – no matter how hard you are swinging. Just by watching the ball as you swing the club down toward impact, you will give yourself a much better chance of squaring the club at impact and making solid contact. Without solid contact, even powerful swings will be wasting potential distance.
- Stay in your stance. A common mistake that amateur golfers make is standing up out of the shot before they actually reach impact. If you want to maximize your distance and make the best possible contact with the ball, pay attention to your posture throughout the swing. If you are able to keep your knees flexed throughout your backswing and maintain a consistent angle in your spine, hitting a solid shot will become much easier.
- Smooth tempo. An underrated part of hitting the sweet spot with your driver is keeping a good tempo throughout the swing, and throughout the round. Focus on not getting in a hurry with your swing, but rather using a smooth tempo that builds speed naturally until it maxes out right at impact. Practicing your tempo isn’t something that most golfers think to do, but it is worth the time because of how much it can benefit the quality of your impact position. With a good tempo, along with a good stance and your eyes on the ball, better impact should be soon to follow.