Choose Which Golf Tips For The Driver You Want To Start With...
Most players have a love/hate relationship with their driver. My golf driver lessons are designed to improve your consistency off the tee and get you into the fairway. Also, they will help you hit the ball longer and with a better trajectory.
These detailed and illustrated lessons break the golf swing down into manageable pieces. Each piece of the golf swing is shown in still shot photograghs so you can compare your swing positions with mine.
Each photograph is then described in exact detail so you can use the same position triggers that many of the touring pros use to guarentee consistency and confidence in their tee shots.
If you are new to golf then I highly recommend starting with lesson one and methodically working your way through each lesson when you are ready. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of hitting long, straight shots. However, if you are patient you will have a lot more success down the road.
Most golfers are familliar with the expression, "you drive for show, and putt for dough". Although it is true that putting and the short game account for most of the scoring in golf, if you can't get off the tee and into the fairway, scoring will still be a problem.
Anybody that has ever struggled with their driver knows the frustration can make you want quit. These lessons are designed to give you a practice routine that will get you back on the right track. It is important to work hard, but it is even more important to work smart.
Enough talking, let's get out and play!
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PGA Tour Winner Quick Lesson
Congratulations to Tiger Woods on his victory at the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational.
It certainly has been an interesting year to date! The number one ranking has changed hands a couple of times. Tiger looked down and out with another possible injury...and now this...a good win heading into The Masters. Great stuff for golf.
There has been enough said on all Tiger's swing changes. Let's take a look at what is making him very efficient and powerful with his golf ball.
It is very rare to get this camera angle, which is why I love to show whenever I can. The back angle is great because it can really emphasize the transition from the backswing to the down swing.
First the backswing. Notice how his shoulders turn and stack over his right foot. This is a great position, but it is not the entire key to this great backswing. You must also take note that his hips do not push out to the right. There are many players who take the weight shift on the backswing too literally. They shift their upper body and lower body over to their right side on the backswing. In this video it is very clear that Tiger does not shift his lower body weight over his right foot.
A great drill to do at home or at the office is to setup up in your address position with the back of a chair an inch or so from your right hip. When you make your back swing your right hip should never touch the chair.
The second element is the transition. It is a beautiful transition that obviously creates a lot of power. I like how as he nears the top of his backswing, his left knee starts to transition towards the target, while his back, shoulders and arms move ever so slightly away from the target. Then there is the slight pause as the upper body starts unwinding back towards the target, before the whole body rotates through impact.
The key is to not let your arms continue the backswing without your back and shoulders. If you do that you will lose all the timing to have an effective golf swing. Your swing will get steep, offline and with limited chance to have great timing at impact.