How To Hit A Driver
How to hit a driver or 1 wood is all about just that … hitting driver. After all, isn’t that what everyone wants. From beginners to more advanced players the big stick is the one we all want to hit and hit with distance and consistency.
So why do golfers of all abilities have so much trouble hitting this club? There are many reasons from being the club with the longest shafts, it has the lowest loft, we miss the sweet spot, improper swing mechanics, slice, wrong shaft flex, its too whippy, too stiff etc. etc.
The main reason average players do not hit the driver well is that they are hitting it way too hard. Although hitting hard may produce the odd really long tee shot, the great majority end up topped, thin or in trouble instead of down the middle of the fairway.
If you want to play like the pros, you need to swing like the pros. This means you need the right fundamentals to develop a faster swing speed contacting the ball at impact in the center or just above center creating the correct launch and backspin for optimal distance.
That is what How To Hit Driver is all about. We provide tips, instruction, training aids, product reviews and information to allow you develop a faster swing tempo and correct swing to hit the driver better than ever before. Whether you’re a beginner swinging a regular shafted driver or low handicapper swinging and low torque x-shaft we’ll get you hitting it longer and straighter.
This doesn’t mean we’ll be telling you to run out and get the most expensive single club in your bag. Although this may help your drive distance, it is not solely dependent on the driver you’re hitting.
I remember hitting an old persimmon wood many years ago 385 yards. Would I want to use this club nowadays? No, because the new 440cc-460cc heads made from stronger materials such as titanium, metal and carbon fiber composites are so much more forgiving allowing you to miss the center of the clubface and still hit the ball consistently and a long way.
So if you want to learn how to hit the 1-wood check out the information on this site and check back regularly as we will be bringing you regular tips from Paul Wilson and others that will surely help your game.