#172 Web TV: Driver Distance Or Driver Accuracy - What's More Important In Golf Game?

Distance Or Driver Accuracy - What's More Important In Golf Game

What’s more important?

Hitting your driver as far as you possibly can down the fairway, OR hitting your driver as accurately and as straight as you can down the fairway?

What do you think?

Which is more important to you?

If you said, hitting it as far as I possibly can is more important, I will guarantee that you are spraying the ball left and right and you get the odd one that goes down the middle of the fairway.

Am I right? I know I’m right and you know I’m right.

If you have the attitude that all you are working on is hitting straight shots so that you are never in any trouble, you are never finding the trees, the ball is always going nice and straight down the middle of the fairway, so you can then play the next shot, you are not having to play catch up golf because you are playing the ball from under the trees. Then that’s probably a better answer.

But, how do you do that?

This is what I’m going to get you to work on.

This is what I see when people are playing their golf. They try to do a big elaborate swing that is right up in the air and they really want to let it go and then hope that everything is going to connect, and they are going to get more distance and it’s going to go straight and do everything they want it to do.

But, unfortunately what starts to happen is, like I said before, they start to spray, the ball will go left the ball will go right, the odd one goes up the middle, great, it worked. We don’t want that, we want it to work all the time.

Now, the problem is that when you go too high you start to lose control, there are a lot of positions that start to change when you are going back because you are going higher and higher. By going higher and further back is not going to help you to hit the ball further. It’s just going to take you out of position.

What I want you to be thinking about, is that when you are teeing off with your driver, do it a different way. Let’s work on feeling like you are doing a half swing. Only going half way back. What you will feel and what others will see will be a little bit different.

I am going to do a demonstration for you where I’ll do my half swing and you will see that the swing itself actually looks like it goes back a lot further than what I am actually telling you.

This is all about what you are going to be feeling with a half swing. I’ll set myself up, do a little practice swing, that’s what you do, don’t you? You always do a practice swing.

What I’m going to do here is just working with a half swing, and I know that you are going to see something a little bit different from what I feel, but I want you to see this and I also want you to go into what you will be feeling. Get set, do a half swing and then hit the shot.

Now, what did that look like to you when I want back? It probably looked like I was up here somewhere, but to me, it felt like I was only half way.

The thing is that what I want you to feel is like you are just doing a half swing but what you will actually end up doing is going higher that you think you are which will end up three quarters which is perfect and then you will find that you will control the ball a lot better.

That’s what I wanted to share with your today, we don’t want a big, elaborate swing, we want a nice, little, short compact swing where you feel like you have a lot more control because accuracy is way more important than distance.

As much as you think distance is important off the tee, it’s accuracy and hitting everything straight, we need to get everything straight.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tip, I’d love it if you could leave a comment and share with me what you liked best about what you heard today, that would be really awesome, and if you have friends that you know would benefit from these videos, please share them so we can build the Lady Golf Teacher community as big as we possibly can, and remember, have an awesome day.

Have an absolutely awesome day, take care, and remember; Tee it high and Let it fly.

To your golfing success,
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Tiffany Mika

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  • Hi Tiff,
    I have been working hard on the half backswing & slowing down my swing after the Gold Coast trip. I can’t believe how much better I am hitting the ball. I am hitting straight drives down the middle of the fairway now & have much better contact with the ball. Your tips are great 😊 Thanks Alison

    Alison Murphy
  • Hi Jean,

    That is so good that you are concentrating on one thing, it’s so important.

    Good to hear with your slow, short backswing has improved your golf and getting you down the middle.

    Tiff :)

  • Hi Helen

    You are welcome. Looking forward to hearing how you go Helen.

    Sending you lots of love.

    Tiff xx

  • Very good tip Thanks Tiff
    Just about to tee off at Randwick in 30 minutes will keep this in mind.
    Love Helen

    Helen Vaughn
  • Thanks Tiff, I’ve been concentrating on 1 thing as per you last video and that was slow shorter back swing…..and my golf has improved. I get the middle, every time I remember " slow short backswing" Thank you


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