When using a driver in golf, you want to tee up really high and hit up on the ball. Stay behind the ball when swinging with a driver with help from a golf professional in this free video on golfing tips.
My name's Casey Wire, PGA professional, and I'm going to give you some tips on how to hit your driver. So the first thing we're going to need is a golf ball, and a tee. The driver is the only club in the bag that you're going to tee up really high, and put really far forward in your stance. The reason for that is because we actually want to hit up on this ball. Unlike anything that you hit on the ground, Fairway woods, hybrids, irons, you want those close to the center of your stance so you can hit down on it. This is the only club that you're going to hit up on. So, we tee it up nice and high, and as we set up to it, we want to set it very close to that front foot. You could even use the instep of your foot, or your big toe as a guideline. As far as the width of your stance, definitely a little wider than the other stuff on the ground. You want good stability with the driver. So, we got the ball teed up, nice and far up in our stance opposite that front foot, and then the last tip I can give you about the setup with this driver is, since the ball is so far forward, the natural tendency for most amateurs is to lean into the shot like this, to get over to the ball. And, that kind of defeats the purpose. We want to be set up well behind the ball so that we can hit up on it, and that's what's going to give you the best chance for a clean contact, and good distance. So, my name's Casey Wire, PGA professional, and those are some tips on the driver setup.