Hello, my name is John Webster, Master Instructor for Jim McLean and the Doral Resort and Spa. Many of our students that we see here day-in and day-out have trouble driving the golf ball.
#1 Mistake When Driving the Ball
One thing that is very common is that our students tend to get a little bit out in front of the ball and hit down on the driver, which creates that little mark or ding on the top of the club.
This pops up the ball very high and does not give you any power.
Proper Technique for Driving the Ball
On thing that we do like to see in a strong driving move is when you set up, keep your upper body, especially your head and the center of your body, well behind the golf ball.
Then take the club and place it six inches to 12 inches behind the ball. From here this should help you to get an ascending blow or at least help you to sweep up on the ball, versus coming down and getting underneath it.