How to Get More Power to Hit the Driver Long and Straight

By Mike LaBauve

If you need more distance and you are tired of slicing your driver, this tip is for you. In all probability you are trying to swing your driver on too straight a line.

Driver: How to Adjust Your Aim

The club is going straight back along the target line and up in the air and then back down again. That causes the clubface to open as it comes through the golf ball. I want you to try something. If you have been looking at the same videotape over and over again, if you had your swing videotaped, we see it all the time as teachers; the club is coming down too steep.

The Correct Stance to Drive the Ball With More Power

Let's try this. I want you to bend over more than you ever thought possible and then I want you to take the club and your arms and put them in your back pocket. I have students do this all the time and they do not even come close. As a matter of fact, when they look at it on camera it looks perfect.

So bend over as much as you can, take your arms and put them back in as flat as you can in your back pocket and then swing it around to the other side as round as you can. I am going to exaggerate one for you, I am bent over and I am swinging flat back and flat around. I just smoked that one right down the middle. You will too, give it a try. If you end up topping the golf ball there is a good probability that you swung it around, but you were not bent over enough. Stay bent over, swing it around, give it a hit and go find your ball way down the fairway. I promise it will work.


Category: Distance
Sub Categories: Arms, Slice, Tee Shots

About the Instructor

Mike LaBauve
Mike LaBauve
Kierland Golf Club
15636 N. Clubgate Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tel: 480-922-9283