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Hitting Your Driver

Do you really struggle hitting your driver? You thought that when you went out and purchased that 8- degree titanium boron shaft with a super-duper new grip, that it was going to drive down the middle of every fairway. I don’t think so.

Here’s a little golf training aid that will help you with hitting your driver.

I was getting ready to tee off in Scottsdale at Starfire golf club. The first hole is a great little par 5. But it’s a little narrow and I wasn’t quite warmed up, and I didn’t feel confident yet that I would be able to hit my driver and play.

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So, here’s the golf training aid on what to do on the first few holes.

My driver has 8 degrees of loft. That means the face is very flat. If I happen to have the club face a little too open or a little too closed at impact, the flight of the ball will either go to the far right or to the far left.

Therefore, I decided to use my great little 3 wood, and no matter what I do, I might miss it, but it won’t curve as much as if I used my driver.

So, I hit the golf ball with my 3 wood and guess what. It went into the rough, but not as far into the rough because I went with a more lofted golf club for the first few holes.

So, the next time you go play, remember this golf training aid for hitting your driver. You don’t have to pull the driver out every time you get on the tee box. Maybe you don’t use your driver for the first two or three holes until you get a little warmed up, but in the meantime, take your favourite lofted wood and give it a whack.

Thanks, and I know that’ll help you, and have a great day.

By Bobby Eldridge

About the Author
Bobby Eldridge is a Teaching Golf Professional for the PurePoint Golf Academy where he teaches “The Simple Golf Swing” theory. You can check out PurePoint Golf here

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