Why You Need This: Today you'll discover "How to Hit Your Driver Dead Straight!"
If you relied on your swing being in top form every time you showed up to the course...
...you'd probably only play really well a small percentage of the time.
Fortunately, in today's video, you're going to discover a sure-fire way to get back on track on those "off" days...
...so you'll always have a chance to have a good round when you show up to the course.
You'll understand what adjustments you need to make according to your ball flight...
...and you'll start using your momentum to gain power rather than relying on hands and arms to build swing speed!
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 10:03
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Clay Ballard: If you ever feel like you’re manipulating the club, like your face is open and you’re blocking shots to the right. Or, it’s slamming shut and you’re snap-hooking shots to the left.
It feels like your hands and arms are trying to manipulate and save the shot. I’m going to teach you how to hit with momentum so that you can easily hit the ball straight day in and day out.
Better than that, I’m even going to give you a surefire way to when things get off track, to get them right back on track so you can be laser straight on a regular basis. Let’s go ahead and get started.
All right, so let’s go over what causes a ball to curve too much right to left or too much left to right. One of the things that I really want to hit on here is every single day you come out it’s going to be a little bit different.
You’re going to be over-drawing it, you’re going to be over-fading it. Every single day when I come out I have something that’s kind of my bias.
Let me go ahead and hit a shot here, and let’s see what my bias is today. I haven’t made a single swing yet today, this is going to be my first run, and let’s see what this ball wants to do.
All right, so there we go. That ball started a little bit to the left. It wasn’t bad, a nice cut. It would be in the fairway, but a little bit overcut. Obviously, I haven’t loosened up here today.
If I want to straighten that out, I need to make a few, simple adjustments more toward the draw side, to get things back on track and get that shot straightened out.
Well, like I said, I can’t be manipulating it with my hands. I have to use the momentum of the club. There’s two things that are involved with momentum.
Number one, I need to get my body aligned in a way that I can swing a little bit more to the right to promote more of a draw-type pattern, since I’m overcutting it today.
I need to get the momentum of this club releasing the club face. So today, what feels straight to me is a little too much to the left and the face being a little too open as I’m coming through, not releasing and turning on over as I’m coming through.
So a couple easy tips to get it more that way. When I set up to this golf ball, I want to go ahead and line up a little bit more to the right, just a few degrees is fine.
The biggest one here is I want to put my body in a position where it’s going to promote that inside-out path without me having to manipulate it, so I’m going to feel like my head is more behind the golf ball.
Then here’s a big one. I’m going to feel like my hips bump forward and close at the same time. So if I’m fading it too much, typically my body gets too far up and down, and my hips get opened like this.
I want to feel like my hips are bumped in front and if I was looking at my belt buckle here, now it’s going to be pointed behind the golf ball.
So as I set up, I’m putting my body in a position to where now as I swing what feels straight, I’m coming a bit more inside out.
That’s going to put my path a little bit more to the right, which is going to get my momentum of my club releasing a little bit better. Then I also need to get this face releasing a little bit better.
The way that I like to think about that, is I want to make some little mini half practice swings, and I want to pause when my club is parallel to the ground in the follow through.
Now if I’m doing this right and I’m letting that club go ahead and release on over, I should see the toe starting to point down to the ground there.
Now if you do that and it feels like everything, no matter what you do, that face wants to stay open, I just want to feel like my hands release a little bit early.
Here’s the way I’d imagine that. If you’re turning a doorknob, let’s imagine I’m turning a doorknob to the left with either hand. I want to start that release pattern earlier if I’m fading too much, and I want to feel more severe when I’m fading too much.
So if you’re fading it’s kind of like the hands are staying open like this. I want to start earlier in my downswing getting those hands to roll, and I want to get them more exaggerated if they don’t feel like they want to roll very much.
Those two things together will get me more of a draw. I’m going to tilt my hips forward and angle my belt buckle back here a little bit.
That’s going to get me swinging more inside out without having to change a bunch of things in my swing.
Number two, I’m going to feel like the momentum of the club, just like I’m turning those doorknobs, is going to the left.
Now the face is down toward the ground. Let’s go ahead and give that a whirl, and let’s see if it straightens out the pattern that I have today on my first swing.
There we go, and that was a nice draw, almost dead straight. So I did the right amount. Now, what if you don’t do the right amount? What if it’s still is fading on you? All you do is kick it up a little bit more.
I’m going to feel like I’m swinging more toward my golf bag. Again, I’m feeling like I’m putting my body in the position where that’s easy by tilting it back, closing everything off a little bit more.
If my face stays open, all I would do is start to roll the wrist earlier and release the toe on more over like that. You notice if I really exaggerate that and I get the toe way over, my forearm’s already touching here.
So that’s completely fine as a feeling, an exaggeration, if you just can’t get that ball to curve from right to left. Now it’s easy if you start to over-hook it, then all you do is go a little bit more the other way.
Open up your stance a little bit, get your body a little bit more vertical. You may be getting too much this way, so you want to get a little bit more vertical, and then feel like the momentum of the club is staying a bit more open this way.
So it’s always tweaking it. You’ll never get, no matter how good you get…The other day I went out, first few shots, I was fading them, over-fading them.
I set on the range, got my momentum working correctly, got those nice draws in there, and shot under par for the day and hit it great.
So you’re never going to get to where you just show up to the course and the ball’s flying perfect every time. If you do that, if you rely on that, you’re only going to play really good golf maybe 10 percent of the time.
Now, there’s another trick here that can be really helpful. I’m going to take some foot spray powder, this is some Dr. Scholl’s Odor-X foot spray powder.
I’m going to spray it on the club face here, and it’s going to show me where I’m hitting on this club face. You can see it’s a nice, white coating on there.
Now when I fade the ball too much, I’ll tend to hit more toward the heel. Even if you swing dead straight, if you hit it toward the heel, it’s going to fade 10 yards, something like that.
Anywhere between just slightly on the hill it may fade 5 yards, really well on the heel it may fade 15 yards or more. Same thing on the toe.
I can swing dead straight, if I hit it on the toe it’s going to promote a draw. So when I’m hitting a little bit too much of a fade, I want to make sure I make contact more to the toe side.
An easy way to get you to do this without having to feel like you change much, is to put a tee just outside the golf ball that I now want to miss. I’m going to put it a little bit tighter than that.
So I’m going to feel like I want to hit this golf ball without clipping that tee outside of it. So naturally, I’ll start to get my driver more in and hit a little bit more off the toe when that’s happening.
That’s going to promote a bit more of a draw pattern. There you go, nice straight shot. Not much curve on that. We’ll see it’s slightly toe-side, which is a promoting a bit of a draw.
So I know that ball should have drawn a little bit since it went fairly straight, I just need to feel the momentum going out and rolling over a bit more. Just do the exact opposite when you get too much on the toe side.
I could put that tee to the inside, try to miss that tee, and that’s going to get me naturally hitting it more toward the heel which would promote a fade.
Now most players don’t tend to over-draw the ball, so a little bit goes a long way. You’ll easily be able to hit off the heel.
You’ll easily be able to feel like you swing to the left and keep the face more open. It’s the draws we’ve got to typically do a little more work on.
Now if I’m honest, most players like I said, are going to have an easy time hitting that fade. A couple quick tweaks and you’re going get rid of that hook. Your momentum’s going to get more squared up. You’ll be easily be able to straighten that out to a fade.
Most players, though, have a difficult time releasing the hands properly and getting that draw. Now you’ll notice when I did the drill where I had the momentum going more to the right, I had the hands rolling on over, I never got flippy.
I didn’t have to cast and scoop my club to get it to turn on over. So most players that I see try to turn the club over more, they lose this lag and kind of force the club to turn over by flipping their hands through impact.
Now, there’s a couple pieces to that. Number one, I want to get that club shallowed out a little bit more, get it from the inside.
Number two, I want to get that hands and club to release properly, the way that the pros are doing it. If I’m having to flip to try to square the face, that’s a lot different than what the pros are doing to turn the wrist in a certain way, use the wrist mechanics properly to get that face to roll on over.
So if you want to make sure that you can hit it the way pros are, shallow that club out, release the wrist properly to get those draws, then what I’d recommend doing is going to The Move section of the Top Speed Golf System.
Just go to the Instruction tab, click on the Top Speed Golf System. Go to The Move from there, and I’m going to teach you exactly how to get that club shallowing out and squaring up with the wrist the right way.
That way you can deloft it, compress your irons a lot better, really just hit it like I said, the way the pros are doing it. So start here today. This is the best thing.
Get your body angles in the correct position, that’s going to help you get the momentum going more to the right. That’s the Stable Fluid Spine from the Top Speed Golf System.
Then once we get that pattern down, let’s head over to The Move section, and let’s really iron out. I want to get you over-drawing it.
I want to get you hitting it just like the pros are doing, to where your mis-hit, you can’t keep that ball from turning over from right to left, and man, that makes golf a whole lot easier, because like I said, you can straighten it out in two seconds if you’re over-drawing it.
Most players have a difficult time doing what the pros are doing and getting that power draw position, though, that I teach in The Move.
So best of luck, and I’ll see you in The Move.