How to Pop Off a Golf Ball from a Driver

By Joe White

Bouncing a golf ball off of a wedge became a popular golf trick in after Tiger Woods performed the trick in a Nike commercial. A more difficult variation of this trick uses the top of a driver to pop the ball in the air instead of the face of a wedge.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
Step 1
Cant the shaft of your driver so that the top of the club head is as flat as possible. The exact angle will vary depending on the driver, but generally an angle of 10 to 15 degrees is appropriate.
Step 2
Align a golf ball directly above the driver's head, holding the ball at waist height. Hold the driver by its grip in your other hand, maintaining the proper shaft angle.
Step 3
Drop the ball directly on to the top of the club head and bring the club head straight up to pop the ball into the air.
Step 4
Adjust the position of the club head as necessary to keep below the ball on successive bounces. This can be difficult since the top of a driver is convex, unlike the face of a wedge. The closer you keep the ball to the center of the club head, the straighter it will pop into the air.
Step 5
Give the ball an extra boost when you are finished bouncing to pop it up to waist height or chest height, where you can catch it.

About The Author

Joe White has been writing since 2007. His work has appeared in various online publications, such as eHow and Insure.com. He graduated from the University of Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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