Golf Driver Adjustments

During this lesson we will be discussing the biomechanical changes you need to make to effectively hit your driver.  So, by the end of the lesson you will have an understanding of what you need to change from your normal long game set up to hit your driver properly.

What You Will Learn

  • How to change your set up to hit a driver
  • Set up of a practice area
  • Launch angle, spin rate and ball speed
  • Importance of hitting the driver with an ascending blow
  • Set up of a practice station
  • Swing temp and speed
  • Realistic distance goal
  • Importance of driver fitting

What You Need

  • A media device mobile, tablet, laptop or computer
  • Internet connection
  • Driving range
  • Golf balls
  • Tour sticks x 3
  • Golf club driver

Driver Adjustments


The driver is the longest club in your golf set.  It also has the lowest loft at between 8 and 12 degrees.  With the average driver loft being 10.5 degrees.  These two differences require a change in your set up, to maximise your shot making ability.


So, to get the best results when playing a driver shot you need to:


  • Because the face of the driver is high you need to tee the ball up higher than normal. When the ball is on the tee and you place the driver face next to it, the top of the face should be level with the equator of the ball
  • Your stance should be a little wider than that for an iron
  • You want to hit the ball as the club is ascending out of the bottom of your swing arc. To achieve this, move the ball further forward in your stance.  So, that it is level with the target side foot heel
  • It’s very easy to get over excited on the tee and try to hit the ball hard. Remember your tempo and make a steady swing


What’s Next


The next lesson in the Advanced Shot Coaching Plan is Playing the  Driver Stability Drill.

Next Lesson – Driver Stability Drill

In the Driver Stability Drill lesson, we are going to look at a drill to help you stay relaxed when hitting your driver. 

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