Golf is an amazing sport, it is so difficult and the number of things that can go wrong in a swing are endless. However, when you overcome one of those flaws and feel yourself evolve as a golfer it can bring a great deal of joy. Imagine my surprise when I was out golfing with my brother-in-law Mark and as usual I was coaching and Mark’s big swing flaw was a noticeable sway. As any golfer will tell you weight shift is key but sway can be a killer. Well, a light went off in my head and I thought through what I was suffering from, a more than occasional push with my driver.
So the next time I was out on the range, I put that idea together with a tip I read in Golf Digest to move the ball forward with modern drivers, my R9 is longer than my old 44 inch driver. I focussed on staying behind the ball, and not let my body slide forward on the through swing. Well, boom that so did the trick. I hit it way long with a nice power fade, sweet. I took it out to the course at Dryden in Modesto and the first measured drive was 247 yards and through the course of the round I had two drives that I measured by GPS at 265 and 267 yards respectively. This from a guy who usually measures good drives at 220 to at best 230 yards.
So try this and see if it helps you out. If you have a new driver and suffer from pushes and pull hooks, try moving the ball forward in your stance by one ball at a time until you start ripping it. Remember to not let your chin pass the ball and make sure you are really rotating and not sliding.