Even if you’re already comfortable with a 460cc driver, it never hurts to get back to the basics and make sure you’re doing the little things right. Here are four quick tips for hitting an oversized driver:
- Tee It Up – The driver should be no more than one-third of the way up the ball. You may need to ditch the 2 1/8″ tees.
- Move It Forward – Slide your stance back so the ball is closer to your front foot. Try some different set-ups next time you’re at the range, but you’ll probably find the inside edge of your left foot (for righties) is where you want it to be.
- Adjust & Aim For The Center – Do you set your driver down on the ground at address? Well, the clubface is going to be an inch or two higher during your swing, and that might be holding you back. Next time, set up so that the toe of the club is lined up with the ball. Raise the club to swingin’ height and the center of the clubface is where it needs to be!
- Hit It On The Upswing – Catch the rock on the way up and out and you’ll see a higher launch angle and lower spin rate – both good things! This is another reason to move the ball forward (tip #2).
What I want to know is, any Rock Heads still swingin’ the small heads? I play with a guy who just upgraded from a 380 to a 425cc head, so I know there’s got a to be a few more out there somewhere. How small a head are YOU hitting, how long have you had it, and why haven’t you super-sized your #1 wood yet?
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PS: These tips originally appeared (along with a little more detail) on About.com. Worth clicking through if you’re lookin’ for some quick golf tips!