Quick Answer: Why Am I Hitting The Ground First With My Driver?

Should your driver touch the ground?

“It takes an awful lot of practice to do what guys like Jack Nicklaus, Thomas Bjorn and Greg Norman do – hovering the driver slightly off the ground,” he says.

“What’s easiest for the everyday golfer is to rest the club just lightly on the ground before the ball but with no weight on it..

Do you hit up or down with a driver?

Hitting up is optimal. The best drivers of the golf ball hit down. Hitting down causes more spin and therefore more control.

Why do I hit my 3 wood farther than my driver?

Most players use a shorter shaft in their three-wood, which will offer greater control and consistency of impact on the face. Most players swing the driver faster, and the ball tends to go farther, so offline shots will go even farther offline with the driver.

What causes me to hit the ground before the golf ball?

Sliding the hips forward before or at impact causes the body to shift forward, causing the club to drop behind the ball. To remedy the problem, concentrate on keeping lower-body movements out of the swing equation.

Why am I hitting my driver low and left?

In many instances, having a strong grip will cause your ball to go low. To fix this issue, grip the club properly with the “V” on your right hand, created by your index finger and thumb, pointing to the inside of your right shoulder. … Hitting the ball too low can be caused by shifting your weight to your left side.

Why am I hitting my driver high?

Hitting the ball extra high with the driver is generally a sign of too much backspin. … Cause: Wrong equipment for your swing – If you’ve got clubhead speed of at least 100 mph, you may experience “ballooning” drives by using a regular-flex shaft or a low-compression ball. Your driver may be too lofted as well.

Why do I push my drives right?

Another reason behind pushed shot may lie simply in balls that are placed too far back in your stance at address. Indeed, such a ball placement can produce pushes because it combines the two elements required for such a shot; clubface pointing right of the target at impact and an inside-out club path.