Driving can be intimidating for beginners.It’s important to get it right the first time.If you want to hit the ball, you need to use proper balance and technique as you swing.You’ll be sending drives straight and far down the fairway with a little practice if you avoid the typical mistakes beginners make, like trying to hit the ball with all your strength.
Step 1: You should set your stance wider than your shoulders.
Stand straight with your feet out.You can have a longer swing with a wide stance.Shorter clubs need narrower stances than longer clubs.For a short wedge club, you would use a narrow stance.
Step 2: Line the ball up with your dominant foot in front of you.
Many beginners place the ball in the middle.To allow the driver to square up with it, you need to set the ball more forward in your stance.The driver will hit the ball on the upswing, which creates less spin and straighter drives.
Step 3: With your dominant hand in front, grasp the club like a baseball bat.
The same way you would hold a baseball bat, put both your hands on the driver’s grip.You should point the butt end of the club at the belt buckle.You can use the index finger of your dominant hand to interlock the little finger on your non-dominant hand.This can make your swing more stable.
Step 4: The driver needs to be held away from your body.
The butt end of the club should be at least 10 inches away from your belt buckle.You have to back away from the ball until you have enough space to hold the driver.The first part of the swing will be bad if you have your hands too close to your body.
Step 5: The ball should be teed up with a 2.75 inch tee.
If you want to stick it in the ground, use a standard 2.75 inch tee.This will allow you to hit more of the ball on the upswing and send it straighter.You can adjust the height of the ball as you get more experience.
Step 6: Aim for a target in the distance.
If you want to look down the green, choose a tree or a far away shelter.To get ready for your swing, line up your stance at your target.It’s easy to make a mistake as a beginner if you just aim down the fairway and swing away.
Step 7: Waggle the club back and forth to loosen it up.
You will have a poor swing if you lock up tight.When you feel your fingers and feet loosen up,aggle the club.Under the pressure of driving, a lot of beginners freeze up.To drive well, your body needs to be relaxed.
Step 8: Go slow and spend time at the top of your backswing.
As you start your backswing, keep your center of gravity in the middle.Pull the driver up over your head.Take a second to pause at the top of your backswing before you hit the ball.If you let your center of gravity shift to the back, you’ll lose accuracy and power when you drive.The pause at the top will allow your body to adjust and align the driver for the downswing.Many beginners don’t let the club reach the top all the way on their backswing, which takes away power and accuracy from the swing as well.It’s a common misconception among beginners that they have to pull the driver back and swing as fast as possible.Pull the club back slowly if you want to focus on your form.
Step 9: If you want to shift your balance during the downswing, use a sweeping motion.
If you make contact with the ball, shift your center of gravity to your front foot.To give the ball more lift and less spin, use a sweeping motion instead of a downward angle.You don’t need to hit the ball so hard to send it far.Driving is about form, balance, and technique.
Step 10: After hitting the ball, swing through it and keep your arm speed.
After you make contact with the ball, keep swinging your arms in a sweeping motion.This will give your drive more accuracy.If you are a beginner, you may be tempted to hit the ball hard, and then stop the swing, but remember to allow your arms and body to complete your swing.In front of you, you should end with the driver above your head.