Do you want to improve your driving skills in order to stay in a playoff on the tee, set up simple approach shots, and make more putts on greens by improving your driving skills? If that's the case, you've come to the right place.
In this article, we share three of the best driving tips that will:
- Become more consistent
- Adjust the slice size according to your needs
- Increase the distance between you and the target
Let’s dive in.
1. Improve your consistency by using foot spray
Listen to what we have to say, even if it sounds strange.
I believe that if you want to hit your drives long and straight off the tee consistently, you would be best off hitting them out of the center of the clubface. However, it's not always easy to tell exactly where the ball landed on a clubface, so figuring out where you're going wrong and how to fix it can be difficult. In this case, the foot spray would come in handy.
Any measure you use will lead to improvement. The next time you're on the driving range, try spraying the driver's clubface with athlete's foot spray or strike spray before you take some shots.
You can see where you hit the ball by looking at the clubface after you've hit it. As you practice, you'll learn to identify trends and patterns - and then change them so you can hit the ball out of the center more often.
2. Stop your slice with an impact bag
We've never seen it not work - it's guaranteed to make you fly farther and fix your slice!
An impact bag and a driver are affordable but underutilized training aids. To practice hitting the impact bag, we want you to strike the driver with the toe, but not any other part, such as the heel.
Once you've hit a few balls, you need to feel the same way you do when you strike a ball. That means you'll close the clubface on impact, which is exactly what we need if you want to fix your slice off the tee.
3. No cover
If you want to maximize your distance off the tee, you should hit the golf ball when driving. We have one of the most straightforward tips to help you do this more often.
Place a headcover about a grip length in front of the tee when you're at the driving range. In the follow-through of your swing, you're likely to hit the headcover when you hit down on the ball. To generate a higher launch and lower spin, you want to avoid hitting the headcover with your swing.
Drive the ball better than you thought you could
In my opinion, these tips are some of the most effective ways to improve your driving skills. Trying these simple tips will help you improve your tee shot performance if you're serious about it. Once you try them, you will never go back to how you used to drive.