For an amateur, my golf game is pretty good, and people ask for advice on golf all the time. One of the most common requests for advice is related to hitting long drives. What techniques do you need, are drivers important, and etc. I’m glad to help everyone, but repeating the same can get kind of boring, so i decided to write and publish this “hitting long drives” tutorial on my blog, so it’s readily available to be seen by anyone, even strangers.
First of all, in order to hit long drives, you need power. Everyone has some amount of power, and usually average amount is good enough for amateur golfers. The real challenge to hitting long drives is the technique and knowing how to hit your ball properly. When it comes to making good shots, there are many moving parts, but most important ones are – your swing, equipment, stance. Your stance has direct influence on quality of your swing, so it goes without saying that it’s crucial to perfect your stance as much as you can. Strength of your arms can also help, but for amateurs, they’re not necessary. Pros, on the other hand, spend a lot of time working out to maximize benefits of their fitness. But it’s trickier than that. You can’t simply assume that more strength equals to more power. Hitting ball solidly is way more important than raw strenght of your arms. So at the end of the day, it all comes down to technique. One thing i must note about equipment is that proper fitting is way more important than price. Affordable golf club that fits your arm length is going to be much better than multi-thousand dollar club that is too long or short for your height. Picking your golf balls carefully is also very important. Making wrong choice when buying golf balls can dramatically affect your end results. Same goes for women and picking golf clubs. I got my wife Kalea club set, and she’s loving them so far. Granted, it’s expensive, but according to this taylormade kalea review, it’s worth every penny.
These are the factors that you have control over. There are also lots of them that you can’t control, and realizing that will go a long way, too. Everyone has mishits once in a while, so you shouldn’t worry about it.
But at the end of the day, if you want to hit long drives, the most efficient approach is to have your golf clubs professionally fitted, and try to pick golf balls that have just perfect level of spin. Keep trying out different golf balls, they don’t cost that much anyway. And once you find the one, try to stick with it, even if it costs more than average balls. Change in your results will be significant, and like with any other product, you shouldn’t hesitate to pay premium for top notch quality.