Rotate your body by turning through the ball instead of sliding your hips. This is a much more repeatable swing that doesn’t rely on timing and will result in a more consistent ball flight. Finish the rotation by having the shaft of your driver
touching your back.
Lead the downswing with the butt of your grip pointing at the ball. This increases lag, which, in turn, increases power.
DRILL: Turn your driver
around and grip it by the head, so that the grip is facing the ground. Swing your driver and listen for the “whoosh” sound. You want to hear it whoosh at the bottom of your swing and just past impact. This is where you are generating the most club head speed. If you hear it earlier, you are
releasing your club head too early and losing
power. This is fixed with a slower backswing.
A lower-teed ball will promote a steeper swing and a fade. A higher-teed ball will promote a shallower swing, allowing the club to fully return to the address position, and will result in a draw.
Jesse is available for lessons. You can contact him at jplaza@ poppyhillsgolf.com or by calling 831/622- 8239.