Question by Never 3 Putt: I can’t hit my driver consistently.?
I have tried strengthening the grip (showing the top 2 knuckles), making sure the left hand has the club basically resting in the last three fingers and letting the thumb rest in the lifeline of the right. I have been very aware of my takeaway – both angle/plane and tempo, I address with ball of the front heal. Still a slice. and sometimes a “next county” slice. Any tips?
Answer by Pat B
Most will tell you the best tip is to take a lesson. In the meantime – try tucking a head cover under your right arm pit and holding it there thru backswing and impact. Keeps your arms in tight to the body.
Hold your backswing at about halfway back and see where your two thumbs are pointing and try to rotate your wrists slightly so that they point back vs. straight up. This promotes a less steep swing.
Finally, posture – your shoulders, hips, feet all aligned straight and hands hanging straight down from shoulders and knees slightly flexed like you are just about to take a seat with a slight forward lean, so if anyone pushed on your shoulders you would not fall back. Good balance and on your follow through, imagine you are hitting a baseball over the second baseman’s head. All these drills promote the inside to out swing path that helps promote a draw.
Again, I recommend a lesson first. But good luck.
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