3 Keys to Driving - Lesson by Pros Pete Styles & Matt Fryer
3 Keys to Driving - Lesson by Pros Pete Styles & Matt Fryer

In this video to PGA golf professionals Pete Styles and Matt Fryer will help you understand three key tips to hitting your driver better. Surely every golfer wants to hit longer, straighter tee shots which in turn set up easier second shots. Follow these techniques and tips including teeing it higher, teeing it forwards, committing with your swing thoughts and ensuring you swing into a full and balanced follow-through.

So one of the things that we'd all like to do is hit fantastic drives think you would agree with that Pete absolutely most satisfying part the game for me how about you. Definitely seeing that ball fly long down the middle of the fairway is one of the best parts of the game, and there's obviously some things that we can do to enhance those chances of hitting those shot. So if you were to give 3 things that you have to do to see those sort of shots what would it be where would you start. My top 3 driver tips the 1st one would be that they had a simple height that we tee the golf ball I think we got to see the ball really nice and high in the air to give us the best chance to get underneath the golf ball to give us the best shots. Would you have a rule of thumb of putting it into a certain position absolutely I would and hopefully that camera can pick that up that I've got around about half the ball visible above the top of the club so the crown of the golf club here as we call it. We want to see half the ball sitting there I think that gives us the best chance to sweep that ball into the air without digging too much of a it. A couple of things I often see is that the ball might go too low so a golfer might have the ball pushed down too low into the ground more like we might see for an iron shot. I think there that camera any of the ball and much of the ball we're going to see the ball hit too low on the face chances are the ball is going to fly low maybe spin up into the sky too low is a problem. Too high likewise is a problem if we've got this thing balanced right up on top of the tee. we get modern tee pegs now super super long the risk is we get too high we can go under the ball get those nasty marks across the top of the driver they're not pretty ruins an expensive drive and sometimes we see that we've got to a skying a ball a ball go too high no distance at all so that would be one of my 1st of the 3 tips would be to tee the ball at exactly the correct height.

A 2nd thing is there anything that you do maybe with the ball position obviously irons and woods and we're going to be in different slots. Good point I'd like to see the ball nicely forwards in the set up so if looking at this camera to try and get my set up all sitting pretty much just on my left instep there is a right handed golfer. I want to see that ball forwards but also like to see that also so I can get my body weight slightly more back behind it and feel like I'm sweeping up because let's not forget that with driver we don't take a divot we don't want the club to hit the ground hardly at all brushing the leaves of the grass on the way through maybe as a limit. We definitely don't want to be cutting any turf in any bits so ball forwards on a nice high tee peg and sweeping up ball in the sky the 2 really good checkpoints for a driver. Th is fantastic and I think for us to think that I am getting down on getting a driver up is a good way that's a good way I think about it sure excellent, and one more thing you know one of the things I see a lot of from lessons is a bit scared when they go out there might be trouble down there is there anything that you do you know.

I think some people take a drive out of their bag before they even look at the hole it says on the scorecard par 4 par 5 whatever it might be they pull a driver out then they look down there and the fairway just gets really narrow on them as the bunkers the trees there's water. So there are 2 choices it either don't take driver and hit 3 wood or hybrid club and hit the fairway, but if you are going to take driver commit to this thing. We don't want to see the little steering one. We see so many times people set up top of the back swing they panic and trying to steer one down the fairway chances are it doesn't hit the fairway or it doesn't go as far as it should and you should of just hit a 3 wood anyway. Definitely so committing absolutely committing would be my last thing. I've got that ball forwards have got my nice setup and posture teed up nice and high and during my swing I really want to commit and take all 3 to a full balanced follow through. I think that's a fantastic point that a commitment into actually finishing the golf swing like you said that steering one we don't see a balanced follow through. So let's see that let's put it into action or it's nice height commit to follow through. So I can hold my finish right on my front foot and I think if you've held your finish in the nice place it's pretty good example of you've done everything you can to give it your best chance to hit that drive as far as straight you can. Excellent so 3 tips you can use there guys, and if you can use those hopefully you're going to see some drive now that soaring down the middle of the fairway with a really nice strike and some good distance on them.

2018-11-09

In this video to PGA golf professionals Pete Styles and Matt Fryer will help you understand three key tips to hitting your driver better. Surely every golfer wants to hit longer, straighter tee shots which in turn set up easier second shots. Follow these techniques and tips including teeing it higher, teeing it forwards, committing with your swing thoughts and ensuring you swing into a full and balanced follow-through.

So one of the things that we'd all like to do is hit fantastic drives think you would agree with that Pete absolutely most satisfying part the game for me how about you. Definitely seeing that ball fly long down the middle of the fairway is one of the best parts of the game, and there's obviously some things that we can do to enhance those chances of hitting those shot. So if you were to give 3 things that you have to do to see those sort of shots what would it be where would you start. My top 3 driver tips the 1st one would be that they had a simple height that we tee the golf ball I think we got to see the ball really nice and high in the air to give us the best chance to get underneath the golf ball to give us the best shots. Would you have a rule of thumb of putting it into a certain position absolutely I would and hopefully that camera can pick that up that I've got around about half the ball visible above the top of the club so the crown of the golf club here as we call it. We want to see half the ball sitting there I think that gives us the best chance to sweep that ball into the air without digging too much of a it. A couple of things I often see is that the ball might go too low so a golfer might have the ball pushed down too low into the ground more like we might see for an iron shot. I think there that camera any of the ball and much of the ball we're going to see the ball hit too low on the face chances are the ball is going to fly low maybe spin up into the sky too low is a problem. Too high likewise is a problem if we've got this thing balanced right up on top of the tee. we get modern tee pegs now super super long the risk is we get too high we can go under the ball get those nasty marks across the top of the driver they're not pretty ruins an expensive drive and sometimes we see that we've got to a skying a ball a ball go too high no distance at all so that would be one of my 1st of the 3 tips would be to tee the ball at exactly the correct height.

A 2nd thing is there anything that you do maybe with the ball position obviously irons and woods and we're going to be in different slots. Good point I'd like to see the ball nicely forwards in the set up so if looking at this camera to try and get my set up all sitting pretty much just on my left instep there is a right handed golfer. I want to see that ball forwards but also like to see that also so I can get my body weight slightly more back behind it and feel like I'm sweeping up because let's not forget that with driver we don't take a divot we don't want the club to hit the ground hardly at all brushing the leaves of the grass on the way through maybe as a limit. We definitely don't want to be cutting any turf in any bits so ball forwards on a nice high tee peg and sweeping up ball in the sky the 2 really good checkpoints for a driver. Th is fantastic and I think for us to think that I am getting down on getting a driver up is a good way that's a good way I think about it sure excellent, and one more thing you know one of the things I see a lot of from lessons is a bit scared when they go out there might be trouble down there is there anything that you do you know.

I think some people take a drive out of their bag before they even look at the hole it says on the scorecard par 4 par 5 whatever it might be they pull a driver out then they look down there and the fairway just gets really narrow on them as the bunkers the trees there's water. So there are 2 choices it either don't take driver and hit 3 wood or hybrid club and hit the fairway, but if you are going to take driver commit to this thing. We don't want to see the little steering one. We see so many times people set up top of the back swing they panic and trying to steer one down the fairway chances are it doesn't hit the fairway or it doesn't go as far as it should and you should of just hit a 3 wood anyway. Definitely so committing absolutely committing would be my last thing. I've got that ball forwards have got my nice setup and posture teed up nice and high and during my swing I really want to commit and take all 3 to a full balanced follow through. I think that's a fantastic point that a commitment into actually finishing the golf swing like you said that steering one we don't see a balanced follow through. So let's see that let's put it into action or it's nice height commit to follow through. So I can hold my finish right on my front foot and I think if you've held your finish in the nice place it's pretty good example of you've done everything you can to give it your best chance to hit that drive as far as straight you can. Excellent so 3 tips you can use there guys, and if you can use those hopefully you're going to see some drive now that soaring down the middle of the fairway with a really nice strike and some good distance on them.