Saturday, January 14, 2012

How is Golf Low Drive Hit?

Golf is a game of constant adjustment -- players must adjust their stance and swing to different weather conditions, particularly wind. You may need to hit a low drive at times to give yourself greater control in windy conditions. You can hit a low drive by making a few simple adjustments in your tee position, stance and swing.
Tee Position
To hit a low drive, place your tee lower to the ground than you normally would. Tom Patri of suggests dislodging dirt with your heel on the tee box, then creating a platform for the ball by mounding the dirt up and placing the tee on top. Since many courses would frown on messing up the tee box this way, you can also just place the tee lower in the ground than you would normally place it. Move the ball back around an inch from where you would normally place it, closer to your feet.
Adjust your stance so that you automatically swing lower and straighter. To accomplish this, stand slightly closer to the ball than you normally would. Choke down on the club, holding it near the end of the grip, golfer David Stargel suggests on his website, The Golf Nut. Move your hands and club shaft even with your mid-thigh and the ball positioned with your left chest or with the logo on your shirt, rather than with your left armpit.
Keeping the clubhead slightly hooded by pressing down slightly with your hands toward the target helps maintain a low drive, Gary Wiren explains on A low drive requires also slightly shorter swing-through. Aim to connect the ball with the bottom middle portion of your driver. Stargel recommends taking just half a backswing by swinging back slowly just until the club is parallel with the ground.
Dave Marsh of iGolfTV recommends a shortened swing through, which takes out some of the your wrist action. Swing easy and bring the club back to a parallel-to-the-ground position on the follow-through.

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