I know all of us want to learn how to hit a golf ball straight. If you look at the pros this is the one area that they have the most trouble with. The really long drivers are starting to play it safe and make sure they are on the fairway for their second shot. I came across this video that gave an interesting view on driving the golf ball. I watched it and read most of the comments and many people seem to like this approach so I thought I would share and let you be the judge.

This video states that the many reasons people don’t drive the way they want to is because they are not in an athletic position that really allows them drive through the ball. The reason they are not in an athletic position is because they are lining up too close to the ball. Standing too close to the ball can make you get out of the way in the down swing and punch it out to the right; or come across the ball and push it left.

The instructor says that what you need to do is first of all get into a really athletic position where you feel like you can be pushed over. Then take your normal stance but instead of having the driver behind the ball, have the club next to the ball. Once you have done this you will have to stretch slightly to get your club behind the ball as you go to take your shot. This ensures you are further away from the ball and allows you to really release your whole body into and through the ball.

Make sure you try this at the range before you take it out onto the course. There is no doubt that the guy in the video crunches his drive by doing this but it is probably not for everyone. If you are looking to drive longer and straighter, give it a go and let me know how you went.

Filed under: Golf Driving Tips

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