How Can I Improve My Drive?

We, at Advantage HIO, care about all things with golf and not just about hole in one insurance and golf promotions. We want to provide golfers, and golf organizers alike, advice and tips about how they can improve their particular skill sets. Like in today’s post, we will deliver some excellent advice for golf players, looking to improve their drive.

The Backswing

Nerves or the case of the yips can take its toll on your back swing – don’t believe it, take a look at Charles Barkley taking a golf swing – a short and fast backswing is a bad start to an even worst drive. It is better to start practicing you backswing without the ball, at first. You need to show some flexibility and bring the golf club all the way to the top, while keeping your head still and eyes on the ball. You can try turning your lead shoulder a bit behind the ball, if you find it hard to swing the club to the top.

Turn your Whole Body

Some golfers tend to prevent their body’s natural turn when they are taking a swing; this leads them to hooking the ball. If your body slows down mid-swing, then you will face this very same end result almost every time. To avoid hooks, you should let your body turn at the same pace for the whole swing. This will allow you to achieve more momentum for the drive and the club won’t flip, allowing you to hit the golf ball further and straighter than before.

Swing Speed

If you are one of those golfers who stop their swing when the club reaches the ball and then tries to speed up the swing suddenly by exerting more force, then you probably deal with a lot of missed hits. For a more accurate and powerful swing, you need to swing your arms all the way through; even after hitting the ball. This will help you achieve maximum swing speed and you won’t mishit, or altogether miss, any more shots.

The simple advice mentioned above will help you improve your golf drive significantly. You just have to practice, practice and practice some more after that. Soon your scoring average will take a dip and you can thank us for the advice when that happens, till then happy swinging!