Driving and Woods

  • Keep It Short For More Power With Rory McIlroy

    Written by Rory McIlroy on Thursday 30 July 2009

    I’m longer than I was and that could be because I’m stronger – I’ve been spending more time in the gym than I used to! But what has interested me is that I get more clubhead speed when I don’t swing the club back so far. Good Position I’m posing this position because this is where I like to imagine the...

  • Bounce Back With DJ Trahan

    Written by DJ Trahan on Thursday 2 July 2009

    When I need to stop the bleeding, I sometimes think about a visual tip my dad gave me. My father, Don, has been my only teacher, and he used to tell me to pretend there’s a baseball catcher’s mitt right behind me on my target line. My goal is to start my swing so the clubhead hits the mitt. From...

  • Approach Shots From 250-275 Yards With Sean O’Hair

    Written by Sean O'Hair on Tuesday 30 June 2009

    The average distance the ball comes to rest from the hole on a shot from this range. The shot must be from the fairway or the teeing area on a par 3 and within 30 yards of the green. A lot of people try to kill the ball when they’re way out in the 250-yard range, but all it takes is...

  • Hit Power Drives

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Friday 26 June 2009

    The driver. We know you’ve got to hit it straight to be in the fairway but, let’s face it, we all want to hit it as far as we can. The first place to look for extra power is in the leg action – just like throwing a stone as far as you can. In this video, TG Top 12 Teacher Scott...

  • Why You Miss Right With Butch Harmon

    Written by Butch Harmon on Wednesday 27 May 2009

    Golfers see their tee shots go right and automatically curse the slice. Sometimes those are blocked shots caused by swinging too much from the inside. The slice comes from an out-to-in swing, so trying to fix a slice when you’re hitting a block is the worst thing you can do. Problem When the ball flies dead right, it...

  • Add Power With A Swish

    Written by Doug Hammer on Thursday 23 April 2009

    Do you want to add yards to your tee shots? Power stems from clubhead speed. In other words the faster you can swing the better. But you still need to maintain control. The key is to generate the most clubhead speed at the bottom of the swing where you strike the ball. Want an easy way to boost your clubhead speed.

  • Release The Tension In Your Golf Swing

    Written by Doug Hammer on Thursday 23 April 2009

    One of the biggest power killers in the golf swing is too much tension. If you grip too tightly and your forearms become tense then your backswing turn will be restricted. That means less coil and turn and therefore less potential uncoil and power into the golf ball. TG Top 12 Teacher Doug Hammer has a simple drill you can use...

  • Hit The Sweetspot

    Written by Doug Hammer on Thursday 23 April 2009

    When it comes to driving the ball long distances one element of power is often overlooked – the place where you strike the golf ball. It goes without saying that a shot struck out of the centre of the clubface will travel a lot further than one struck out of the toe and heel. But how do you know where you’re...

  • Set Up Strong To Drive Long

    Written by Dan Frost on Tuesday 21 April 2009

    The big question golfers always ask is how to create power in their golf swing. The answer is to get the correct set-up, get a good base to the swing and copy what the best players in the world do. TG Top 12 Teacher Dan Frost demonstrates how to get into a powerful set-up position.

  • Lengthen Your Drives

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Wednesday 15 April 2009

    Do you want to add distance to your tee shots this season? A simple tip to help you achieve more power is to push your knees apart at address. This will help you coil in the backswing. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow shows you how to focus on keeping the width in your knees so that you feel the power in the thighs, helping you drive...

  • Push Away For Power

    Written by Dan Frost on Tuesday 14 April 2009

    To hit a powerful tee shot it is essential to have width in the backswing. A common fault golfers make is to simply lift their arms steeply with very little shoulder turn in the backswing. A simple drill to prevent this happening is to grip the club with your left hand only and practice pushing it wide away from the body.

  • Low Spin, High Power Tee Shots

    Written by Hugh Marr on Thursday 26 March 2009

    In every round you’ll face a series of tee shots where you must find the fairway, but still need distance. The answer is to develop a driver technique that takes spin off the ball, giving you accuracy with a fast, flat trajectory. Find it through an easy, body-dominated swing that focuses on a solid strike. Club: Driver Rhythm: Quiet Key concept:...

  • Nick Price: My 10 Rules For Being A Great Driver

    Written by Nick Price on Monday 9 March 2009

    The former Open champion on how to be long and straight off the tee – every time. 1 Distance first, accuracy later Nick Faldo, Fred Couples, Greg Norman and others of my generation had a different outlook on hitting the driver than players do today. The threshold between power and control back then was so delicate. I couldn’t swing at more than...

  • Anthony Kims Three Steps To Better Drives

    Written by Anthony Kim on Sunday 22 February 2009

    I’m a feel player, so I try not to think too much about the mechanics of my swing. But when I do think about my swing keys, I realize they’re things that can help anyone gain better control of the driver. Like how I grip down on the club a couple of inches, how I shorten my backswing, and how...

  • Improve Your Driving Precision

    Written by Dan Frost on Wednesday 21 January 2009

    If you struggle to hit fairways this is a great winter practice drill for you… All you need to do is set up a hoop a few yards ahead of the ball directly in line with your target in the distance you want to hit. Then try to hit shots straight through the hoop at your target. TG Top 12 Teacher Dan Frost demonstrates how to...

  • Driving Weight Shift

    Written by Dan Frost on Wednesday 21 January 2009

    A common myth golfers believe is that the body should stay central when you are hitting a drive. In reality the body should actually shift laterally a little in order for you to load your weight correctly in the backswing. TG Top 12 Teacher Dan Frost demonstrates how to make this athletic move.

  • Get Good Posture

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday 25 November 2008

    A common fault golfers make is to lean too far over the ball at address. This bad posture position robs power off the tee. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow demonstrates how to get into a good posture position by keeping the distance between your hips and shoulders. Watch this video tip on gaining more off the tee to see how it...

  • Increase Driving Distance

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday 25 November 2008

    So you’ve watched my first driving tip on keeping your legs flexed in the swing but you’re still struggling not to let the legs straighten. Here’s the answer… Simply pop a golf ball under your right foot and hit shots. It’s impossible to straighten the leg from this position. Watch this increase driving distance tip to see how it works.

  • Add Power to your Drive

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Thursday 20 November 2008

    A quick and easy way to add power to your drives is to simply keep your left foot planted and your left knee flexed in the backswing. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow demonstrates how focusing on keeping the flex in your left knee will give you a real power base to coil around. Watch this driving power video tip to see...

  • Hit the ball like Tiger Woods

    Written by Dan Frost on Tuesday 14 October 2008

    Do your drives lack distance? Do you wish you could hit the ball like Tiger Woods? We all want those extra few yards and if you try this simple drill that Tiger uses you can gain distance off the tee. All you need to do is snap the left leg straight at impact. Watch this video instruction tip on generating power to...

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