The Basics of Driving the Ball

Hitting a driver is one of the most exciting shots in golf, but it can also be one of the most challenging. Here are the basic steps for hitting a golf driver:

    1. Setup: Start by setting up your stance. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart and your toes should be pointing towards the target. The ball should be placed just inside your left heel (for a right-handed golfer) and your weight should be evenly distributed between your feet.
    2. Grip: Grip the driver with your top hand first, positioning your thumb on top of the grip. Then, place your bottom hand on the club, overlapping your top hand. Make sure your grip is firm but not too tight.
    3. Posture: Your spine should be straight, and your shoulders should be relaxed. Tilt your upper body slightly away from the target to help create the proper angle of attack.
    4. Backswing: Begin your backswing by turning your shoulders and hips away from the target. Keep your arms straight, and your wrists firm. Make sure you don’t sway your body or head back and forth.
    5. Downswing: Start your downswing by turning your hips back towards the target. Your arms should follow, with the clubhead lagging slightly behind. As you approach the ball, begin to release the clubhead and follow through towards the target.
    6. Follow-through: After you’ve hit the ball, continue your swing towards the target. Your weight should shift onto your left foot (for a right-handed golfer), and your chest should be facing the target.

Remember, hitting a driver takes practice, and it’s important to work on the fundamentals of your swing to improve your consistency and accuracy.

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