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How to Bomb Your Drives [Infographic]

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From body position to launch angle, the following infographic, created by the folks at SKLZ, displays successful golf tips to get the most out of your drive. In addition to golf swing specific tips, included are strength building exercises displayed to help build the important muscle groups to improve your entire golf game.

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Welcome to the SandTrap! There's some good stuff in there, like catching the ball on the upswing with the driver. There are issues with the info on spin. For one, a ball that has top spin is not in the air for very long. You'd have to literally hit it with the bottom of the club head.
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Welcome to the SandTrap!

There's some good stuff in there, like catching the ball on the upswing with the driver.

There are issues with the info on spin. For one, a ball that has top spin is not in the air for very long. You'd have to literally hit it with the bottom of the club head.

We should have some sort of video competition (would require entrants to have super high fps cameras for verification) of people trying to actually hit a driver on the face with top spin but the ball trajectory starting up away from the ground (so you can't just put the club head way back with the club face pointing way into the ground and then sweep the club head along the ground and pound it into the ground where it would have top spin for an inch before hitting the ground).

Say you have a 10˚ driver.  It's physically possible.  I imagine you'd need a super long tee to tee the ball up super high.  Then try to hit the ball with a positive angle of attack, say +5˚, while at the same time having your hands forward enough that you can create dynamic loft of, say, 3˚.  Voila!  Top spin!  I want to see a true top to bottom curveball (say Tom Gordon style) with a driver!

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I have a couple of issues with the graphic, but I'm in my phone, so it's going to be short. I'm not a fan of "move the left side of your upper body toward the target." You want to slide your hips, but the upper center should stay, well, centered. Also you can hit hooks and slices from contact with the sweetspot.
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I have a couple of issues with the graphic, but I'm in my phone, so it's going to be short.

I'm not a fan of "move the left side of your upper body toward the target." You want to slide your hips, but the upper center should stay, well, centered.

Also you can hit hooks and slices from contact with the sweetspot.

I do that all the time. I clean the face of my driver after every drive so that I can see the ball impact mark after my drives. Quite often it's close to dead center or dead center even on a bad drive as long as it's not a low runner or pop up.

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