One of the most important shots a golf player would do during a golf game is the tee shot. The tee shot is also known as the first shot of the round. By executing a nicely done tee shot, a golf player could lessen the number of drives he needs to do to place the ball in the green. His goal, therefore, is to strike the ball in such a way that flight distance and speed would be maximized. To do this, he would need the aid of the driver. More importantly, he would need to know how to use golf drivers.
First off, what are golf drivers?
Golf drivers are a sub-category of Woods. Woods are the long distance golf clubs, designed to make the ball fly at the greatest distance achievable from the fairway towards the hole. The biggest kind of woods is the golf driver. Also known as 1-wood, this particular golf club is the longest and the lightest club available for a player. It is called 1-wood because it has the lowest loft out of all the set of numbered woods. Because golf drivers can make the ball fly the farthest, they are usually used at the tee shot.
In using the golf driver, a golf player should first know how to approach the ball. This means working on the stance. The first thing a player should do is line up his body so that one side would be facing the green. He should then face the golf ball and ensure that the ball is ahead of the head. The ball should not be directly below as this could limit the room for swinging, increasing the chance of the driver hitting the ground rather than the ball. With legs at hip-width apart and knees slightly bent, the player should then tilt his spine so that the rear shoulder is lower than the forward shoulder.
The player should first work on a stance that would allow him the best movement and the most comfort. When he has become used to the driving stance, he should then practice his swings.
While in his stance, he should start with pushing the club head away from his body. It is best to do this at a low angle. He should keep his leading arm straight while he is pushing back the driver. This action is called the backswing. The leading arm is straightened during the backswing so that it would be kept straight when the golf player goes for the downswing.
When he has pushed back far enough, he should then go to the next step, the downswing. To do the downswing, all the player needs to do is to swing the driver back down, following the route of the backswing. The swing should have built up on momentum so that a strong strike would be delivered. The aim of the downswing is not to hit the ball as strong as possible, but to execute the downswing as smoothly as he can.
He should keep his arms extended when performing the downswing. The body should also be as straight as the arms. Doing so would focus the force on the club and would also make the swing done smoothly.
When the player has executed the downswing, he should feel the impact of the club with the ball. The moment after this happens, he should lift and turn his rear foot. Turning the foot would add additional strength, allowing the ball to fly straighter and farther. If the golf player turns hi body before he hit the ball, he would only end up slicing the ball.
Finally, he should follow through with his swing by folding his front elbow, placing his front forearm below his rear arm. The follow through would add to the speed of the driver’s head.