#1 Driver Tip for Longer & Straighter Drives
This is the best tip for hitting longer and straighter drives. It's easy and will help you immediately.
Focus On The Release
The number one killer of the driver swing is not releasing the club. Pros are not holding off the release especially with the driver.
You'll gain clubhead speed and square the clubface.
**Make sure to keep your head behind the ball during the release.**
0:00hi everyone so today we're going to look
0:01at the release with the driver
0:04i've seen a lot of players that just
0:06struggle to get
0:07nice and cleanly through to the finish
0:09with this club because
0:11the delivery characteristics of an iron
0:13driver different i would stick with what
0:15we go over today with the driver
0:17so really simply one thing that i see
0:20in the release pattern of really good
0:24is that they get that club really nice
0:27and extended towards a target if you
0:28look at the club head
0:30it's pretty much vertical in the release
0:34from a arm standpoint left arm i think
0:37is a great reference here
0:38you'll see it's slowly folding and the
0:41elbow is pointed down
0:43so one thing that i see with the left
0:44elbow with a number of amateurs
0:47and just players that struggle to drive
0:48it well is if i get in here
0:50they get a little too much ahead of the
0:54and then from there they're trying to
0:55shallow with the elbow working
0:57up and the only issue with that is if
1:00you look at the face
1:01it's wide open so you're going to most
1:03likely get a steep angle of attack
1:05and face is too much open going to
1:07really struggle to get that face
1:09to square up like we see in those good
1:13really simple feel that you can work on
1:18is to once you set up
1:23to work down into the downswing getting
1:26yourself in a nice delivery position
1:27where that toe is
1:28um i'm gonna pretty much face up and
1:31then just allow
1:33the feeling of the cup head to release
1:36so that you're squaring it and then get
1:38the face to match up on the way
1:40through so this is an intuitive way to
1:43calm the body stuff down allow the body
1:45to respond a bit more to the head
1:47okay so one more time it's gonna make
1:50sure i'm set up nice and square
1:54take it back into a good delivery
1:58where butter the club is pointing
2:00towards the target
2:02toe is in the air and then just very
2:06get the get the cub into a nice impact
2:08position i don't have too much shaft
2:11and then on the other side work it
2:14through on the way through getting that
2:15nice extension as well pushing off
2:18that trail side so really simple
2:22feel just to help you to calm the body
2:25a bit more to the face with the driver
Hitting Driver Straight & Long Recap
- Good drivers get the club head extended towards the target for a clean finish.
- When releasing the arm, the elbow should be pointed down and the left arm should be used as a reference.
- Amateur golfers often get too far ahead of the ball and try to shallow out with their elbow, which can cause issues with the face.
- Set up to get into a delivery position, allowing the clubhead to release for a square face and good drive.
- Keep your head behind the ball.
Start Hitting Longer and Straighter Drives Today
The great thing about this tip is you can start doing this immediately.
By focusing on the clubhead instead of body movements your body will adapt to get in the correct position.
Many amateur golfers do not release the club enough and this can make an immediate impact on your golf swing.