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Golf : Driving Tips To Make You Drive Straight

Golf Swing Instruction

It’s a given that every golfer wants to know how to drive a golf ball  straight. The challenge is the driver is one of the most difficult clubs  to master. A simple rule of thumb is the longer the club, the harder it  is to use properly. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to learn how  to drive a golf ball straight; you’ll just need a few tips and some  consistent practice.




Golf Swing Instruction


Making  sure that you do not get a lot of backspin to the ball is really the  best shot off the tee. You have to make sure that it travels low ,and is  powerful enough to roll a good distance once it lands. You game would  significantly improve if you can achieve all of this.


One  has to get the feel of leverage throughout the entire swing of the  club. This is one of the first steps in learning how to drive the ball  straight. If you keep your head behind the golf ball from address to  impact, You would achieve proper leverage.


   The second most important issue is that distance comes more from club  head speed than arm strength. Golfers who try to muscle their way  through the shot will almost always end up with a poorly hit ball. It is  the hips and legs that generate speed and power, so use them.


Other  clubs may be somewhat flexible when it comes to  swing path, but not  the driver. As you begin your backswing, keep the swing plane low (or  shallow).


Another  factor| to keep in mind when learning how to drive a golf ball straight  is to have your hands lead the club head at impact. This is what people  mean when they say to “let your wrists break”.


A most common terrible mistake that many newbies at golf make is that  they try to stop their swing once the ball is hit. Your arms and body,  however, must move all the way through the swing with over the  shoulders.


Another key to  learning how to drive a golf ball straight is to not grip the club too  tightly. Concentrate on whipping the golf ball with the club rather than  chopping at it.


{If  you have a tendency to slice the ball, try slowing your downswing. Try  not to come down too fast or too hard ,as that action would cause you to  come out of the proper swing path. |If you have a tendency to slice the  ball, try slowing your downswing. You may be coming down too fast or  too hard, causing you to come out of the proper swing path. }


Another  tip for avoiding the slice is to examine your grip. If you cannot see  two or three knuckles when looking down at your grip, you are setting  yourself up for a slice.


This  same grip tip applies to those who hook the ball. If you look down at  your grip and see more than two or three knuckles, your grip is going to  change at impact and cause a severe hook.


One last tip for learning how to drive a golf ball straight is to make  sure you are not pulling or pushing the ball. This can happen whether  you are coming off the tee or hitting off the fairway.


Golf Swing Instruction




One way to tell if you are pulling or pushing is by looking at the  divot that’s left behind. Your body is not properly aligned if the divot  is pointing to the or left or right of your target line.




Try  implementing some of these tips and see if your game improves.  Remember, the best tip for learning how to drive a golf ball straight is  to keep at it.

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