Driver Drill - How to hit LONG and HIGH!
We see the tour pro's hitting their drivers high through the air with little spin, the perfect factors for hitting your driver a long way. Many amateurs see this and try to emulate the professionals, but can cause themselves problems in doing so.
According to Phil Akers, a senior teaching professional at the Belfry, the key difference between amateurs and pro's is that the pro's hit up on the driver without increasing the loft on the club, gaining maximum distance and power in doing so. Some amateurs will try to copy this and in doing so they increase the loft of the club, leading to an increase in spin rate. This means the ball is more likely to go a shorter distance with less control through the air.
Phil's simple drill of feeling like you are brushing the top of the tee, trying to hit the ball 100 yards down the range gets you hitting up on the golf ball, improving the overall strike and eventually with some repetition, your distance off the tee will improve when you are on the course.
Related Content: Philip Akers
Phillip Akers is the Senior Coach at The Belfry and he is experienced in coaching all levels of player, specialising in Junior Development and Elite level coaching. Phillip measures, tweaks and tests his clients performance using Trackman and high speed video analysis whilst providing tangible results using Strokes Gained data.
Golf Pro: Phil Akers
Phillip Akers is the Senior Coach at The Belfry and he is experienced in coaching all levels of player, specialising in Junior Development and Elite level coaching.Latest Articles
- 4 Week Chipping Programme
- Four Week Chipping Programme: Week 4 - Find the Average Game
- Four Week Chipping Programme: Week 4 - Your Own Short Game Handicap