Get the Towel Drill for more powerful shots


The driver is one unique club in your bag that behaves somewhat differently from the rest. While most of the clubs are used to hit down the ball in order to derive good contact, the driver is used for the upswing that must come with a good strike so that the ball gets as far as you want it to be.

Common mistakes with drivers

Many golfers, both beginners and experienced often find themselves making the mistake of using drivers to strike the ball when it is on the downswing. This is where you get into problems like pop-ups and more damagingly the lacking of distance on that shot. Under these circumstances, it defeats the purpose of having good techniques because you can get the ball to go as far as you might have desired.

Enter the Towel Drill

The Towel Drill is designed to give your swing rhythm and synchronization. As the name implies, you will need a towel to get this move. Find a large towel and roll it up (in the landscape format). Put the rolled towel behind your back and under both your arms so that they are clasped. Pull out the wedge and that makes that drive. You will find that you get a better connection and your swings are actually shorter.

During practice shots, you can roll up a towel to be placed about a few inches in front of the ball and you would want to avoid hitting the towel when you attempt on the ball. This means that you tend to try and hit the upper region of the ball. When you do this, you will unconsciously create the best launch conditions for the ball to get the furthest distance. With this, the ball will also stay in the air for longer periods of time.

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