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How good are you in hitting the sweat spot of your driver consistently? This is the only club in my bag that I seem to hit all over the place. Any tips from folks here on how to hit the driver sweat spot consistently every time? Many thanks.

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I struggled with this myself and still do sometimes on an off day. I think what helped me was just keeping everything as consistent as possible. I really don't play around with tee-height or stance at all. Everything is always the same and like any other sport, consistency and being able to reproduce the same shot every time are key.

Anyway here's a few things that really helped me. I'll include some YouTube clips too that helped me be more consistent in my drives. A few tips I picked up from some "How to stop slicing the driver" videos also helped be more consistent. Whether you slice or not, you may find a stance that works for you.

1. Make sure that you are standing far enough back from the ball so that you feel as though you would really need to stretch beyond comfort to line the hosel up with the ball. You should be in a some-what athletic stance and feel as though if someone were to place their hands on your chest and push a little, you won't just fall backward.

2. The second thing that I like to do is make sure that the left shoulder stays behind the ball at all times - while the ball is lined up on my left shoe's laces. After constantly working on this stance, I found that my swing plane became more consistent each time out to the course, or on the range.

Back to #1, keeping that stretch really limits where your contact spot will be. It won't guarantee sweet-spot contact, because nothing can - but it helps reduce a good amount of "toe-ing" (where the ball hits the toe/tip of your driver and either slices or causes the ball to shoot out to the right off the tee).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6eLQLqJJ50&feature;=related - Stance Distance Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOnc2ENORtI - Stance with the Driver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqHMmMLW9J0&feature;=related - Ball Position with Driver

Just remember that if you're not stretching your arms on your driver right now - it will feel weird and you may even go backward in terms of progress. Once you get this down though, the swing plane will almost always be dead on or near the sweet spot.

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Originally Posted by very handicap

How good are you in hitting the sweat spot of your driver consistently? This is the only club in my bag that I seem to hit all over the place. Any tips from folks here on how to hit the driver sweat spot consistently every time?

Many thanks.



1.) Develop a repeatable swing.

2.) Waggle your club head with the ball aligned slightly toward the toe.

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Try thinking, "sweet spot" right before you take the club away. This gives a direction to your subconscious mind that will guide your body to achieving that result. My 12-year-old grandson likes to say, "center hit" right before he pulls the trigger, and he gets a pretty good shot whenever he does it.

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If you figure it out call Tiger.

Everyone struggles with this, its just finding the swing that gives you the best odds of eliminating the real bad shots

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Go to the driving range and bring some masking tape. Its cheap and you can tell were you hit the ball if you put it on the clubface. Start with swings that are 50%, then move up to a full swing and overswing. Then tone it down to the speed were you hit the center consistanly. That is the speed at which your swing will allow you to hit the center over and over again. For me its pretty fast because i work out and work on balance. For others it might be considerably slower than what your use to. But you will find you probably wont loose that much distance, you might gain a bit.

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I hit the ball on average 265 with a fade or a draw, depending on the shape of the hole.  I have not lost a golf ball in over 8 years.  I slowed down my swing and learned the shoulder turn, hip turn and return at the same time technique.  I have been playing golf for over 45 years and used to struggle with horrendous slices and snap hooks. Then with my Patience and Practice, I slowed down and concentrated on making a great turn away from the ball and follow through at impact.  I am a 3-4 handicapper.  Just got a new Titleist 915 D2 driver and looking forward to playing with is next week.

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I've been imagining a nail that goes through the ball on the exact impact line desired. Just focus on the nail and hammer it home. This is something I heard on a podcast and I know Adam Young was the one teaching this. His idea is that impact is paramount. What good are a bunch of swing mechanics if you don't strike the ball exactly where you want? Idea is that good enough swing mechanics will naturally come if you just focus on impact.

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1) First thing I did was cut the shaft from the butt end 1". This helped.

2) Practice.

3) I had a lesson today. Yes, I still have them once in a while. I needed a tune up. I've been slicing the ball a lot. I slice the ball when I try to hit the ball instead of swinging the club. I still hit the center of the club even on a slice and that's when it goes well into the next fairway lol. When I swing the club the ball goes and goes. I'm 66 and can hit a 240 yd drive. I should be playing to a lot lower handicap than I am. I can hit the center of the club face most of the time. My miss is a heel shot. All is good now after the lesson.

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On 8/9/2019 at 10:11 PM, Augusta_Guy said:

I hit the ball on average 265 with a fade or a draw, depending on the shape of the hole.  I have not lost a golf ball in over 8 years.  I slowed down my swing and learned the shoulder turn, hip turn and return at the same time technique.  I have been playing golf for over 45 years and used to struggle with horrendous slices and snap hooks. Then with my Patience and Practice, I slowed down and concentrated on making a great turn away from the ball and follow through at impact.  I am a 3-4 handicapper.  Just got a new Titleist 915 D2 driver and looking forward to playing with is next week.

Not lost a golf ball in 8 years!  Bwhahaha!!  Good stuff.

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On 8/14/2011 at 9:42 AM, saevel25 said:

Go to the driving range and bring some masking tape. Its cheap and you can tell were you hit the ball if you put it on the clubface. Start with swings that are 50%, then move up to a full swing and overswing. Then tone it down to the speed were you hit the center consistanly. That is the speed at which your swing will allow you to hit the center over and over again. For me its pretty fast because i work out and work on balance. For others it might be considerably slower than what your use to. But you will find you probably wont loose that much distance, you might gain a bit.

I really need to do this and get a solid practice session in, and start taking notes. I have to be the worlds worst at getting into a routine of only hitting a small bucket of balls before I play only for the sake of warming up. 

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I'm sure it's a bit different for everyone, and I am not a good golfer.  But I have found that for me, trying to guide the ball is a recipe for disaster.  I am much more likely to hit somewhere near where I am looking if I let it go.  Not an overswing, it can even be a three quarter swing, but it needs to be committed through the ball (not yanked down from the top).

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I grip down. I hit the center of the face almost every time and i have a little more control in the club face angle.

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On ‎8‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 12:32 PM, Zekez said:

Not lost a golf ball in 8 years!  Bwhahaha!!  Good stuff.

Zeke, I know what I mean, and I have not lost a ball in over 8 years.  No joke.  I did not say that they did not go into the woods or water, but I will search until they are found.

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1 hour ago, Augusta_Guy said:

Zeke, I know what I mean, and I have not lost a ball in over 8 years.  No joke.  I did not say that they did not go into the woods or water, but I will search until they are found.

There is no way that I will believe that, unless you play one round of golf  every 8 years!

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Having 7 children and working over 50 hours a week and pastoring a church, I get to play golf once every 5-8 years, but who says that I don't practice?  I am going to spend a few hours on the driving range and practice facility in the morning to keep my skills sharp and ready to go when I play again.  I hit a Ping Eye 2 One Iron 235 yards consistently.  After many years of "DEDICATED PRACTICE" just hitting thousands of range balls.  So, Yes, I haven't lost one golf ball in over 8 years.

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On 8/12/2019 at 2:39 PM, Augusta_Guy said:

Zeke, I know what I mean, and I have not lost a ball in over 8 years.  No joke.  I did not say that they did not go into the woods or water, but I will search until they are found.

Was that you I was playing behind last week... 12 minutes to find your ball?!  You know, it's 2019, and there's a new rule.  You only get to look for your lost ball for 3 minutes.  If you are looking for your lost wedding ring you get 4 minutes. If you are looking for your lost virginity... well, they give you an hour for that.

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