HOW TO HIT A DRAW with a DRIVER
If you’re not hitting the draw with your driver, you are losing a ton of distance and the truth of the matter is as a golf instructor. I can tell you it’s not that difficult. If you have the right information today, i’m going to share with you the keys to that and help you unlock the nice high draw with your driver, i’m pga teaching, professional todd, kolb director of instruction for u.s golf tv and the sanford power golf academy and anytime You’Re hitting a driver, if you can get that ball to turn over you’re, going to add some distance, and today i’m going to share with you three things to do and also a nice little tip a drill at the end on how to do that. And if you haven’t already hey be sure to subscribe to our channel join the family here at us golf tv, we are producing some great content.
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I want to talk about that and i’m going to get into the tips. First of all, when you’re hitting a driver to maximize the distance, we know from technology and research that she got to hit slightly up on the golf ball. Now, when you start to hit up on the golf ball, the club starts to travel. What we call in and up now this video is not about the science behind the draw we’ve done a ton of that matter. Of fact, we did an entire book on it called the science of the slice, if you’re interested in that well leave it down there.
In the comments and down in the description, so you can get into that. But here’s what you got to understand. It’S basically, when you start hitting up on the ball with your driver, which is what you want drawing it makes it more difficult. So we’ve got to build some things in to help us do exactly that. So, let’s dive in the first thing is the setup.
Now, when you’re set up, what you’ve got to do is when you’re in there. Okay, now i’ve got my live use up. One of the things i love teaching is with my live because it gives my students, instant feedback and i’ve got it set up right here down the line. Now the first thing you’re going to do in your setup is you’re going to take your stance and you’re going to slightly close it a little bit now by taking your stance and aiming it slightly to the right for right-handed golfer, that’s going to help! You swing a little bit more to the right, which is what we need in order to hit the draw so tip number one is change your aim, a little bit to the right tip number two: this is the real gem right here.
It’S a real secret is you’re going to take your lead arm notice. I got the live view. You can see it right here on the screen and we’re going to talk about these other two lines on there in just a second okay but you’re, going to take your lead arm and you’re going to raise it just slightly compared to my trail arm so notice. As i’m set in there see right down, there live view, here’s standard right, standard setup. I want to hit the high draw raise the lead arm just a little bit tuck the arm underneath so i take that handle and just raise it up slightly all right, and that can help me swing a little bit more up and also to the right tip Number three suggest number three on the setup: okay is you’re gon na take your upper body.
You’Re gon na see this from face on upper body. You’Re gon na tilt it a little bit okay and we’re going to work. We’Re going to review this in a second. So don’t worry if you feel a little bit lost here, but these are the real secrets to hitting the high draw you’re going to take your upper body here and just tilt it back a little bit notice. My zippers went back okay, a little tilt that way.
So, let’s go through those three things: number one slight aim to the right for right-handed, golfer tip number two in the setup raise the handle slightly tip number three tilt the upper body back a little bit. Those three things will help. You start swinging the club a little bit more from the inside all right now. Let’S talk about the takeaway and then we’re going to talk about a tip for the finish all right and we’re going to get into one particular drill here at the end that i’ve got for that works every single time, all right, so the takeaway! Here’S what you got notice, i got the live view right there.
I got these two lines, one along the shaft. Well, that starts at the bottom of the shaft and goes up through my shoulder. This is kind of this corridor of success. This is where i want that club swinging so on the takeaway. I want you to feel like your hands work in a little bit and the clubhead see the clubhead right.
There stays on the red line. Okay boom now, what’s important here is notice. He angled that club face that club face is dead square okay watch this here. This would be open, see that notice how the toe is looking up. This would be closed.
I’M not suggesting that, but that’s the tip on the takeaway. When you take it away, you got to arc your hands in see my hands work under the red line, but the club head stays on the red line and the face stays square all right. So if you do that now, you’ve got the club face in a good position. You’Ve also got the club head. This is a key.
A lot of people. Don’T know this. You’Ve got the club head slightly outside your hand, see where my hands are and see where the club head is and we’re gon na we’re gon na lead into this on the downswing. So just notice the difference here notice where my hands are at where the club head is at cause. That’S gon na be huge when we talk about that downswing all right.
So that’s on the setup, that’s on the takeaway. So let’s talk a little bit about the finish, then i’m going to i’m going to backtrack and talk a little bit about that transition. What’S going to happen, the transition just happens like that. Can’T worry about the transition, get the setup right, get your takeaway right and focus on this finished tip, i’m going to give you right now and the transition will take care of itself we’ll get into that in just a second all right here we go. We got that set up slide, aim right, okay, little raise of the handle tilt all right.
We got that beautiful, takeaway right there hands are in clubhead’s out there now, when you finish, watch this on the live view. When you finish your swing, i want your trail. Shoulder my right shoulder right here, trail shoulder when you finish your trail, shoulder is going to be lower than your lead. Shoulder see that right there. That’S why i put those lines there on the live view notice how my shoulders are like this right here.
Folks, that’s a high draw this, that’s a pull cut! That’S your fade! That’S your slice right! There see the difference, high, draw pull cut or slice all right. So, let’s go through it again, because i want you, i’m gon na.
Do it in slow motion here. Okay, here’s my take away. This is why i love live view, because i can see exactly what i’m doing. I mean there’s no better tool than this right here boom there. It is.
I take it up to the top okay, we’ll talk about the transition a second. I come through notice. The trail shoulder okay stays stays low, lead, shoulder, stays high right. There see that now. What i would do – and i suggest is i just do like to do three setters, so i’d have my student.
Do a little three started. Do one feel the fit okay there it is. I do it again field two there it is yeah one more feel three. I can feel that side bend right there. Then i just get set in there and i’d hit a shot and kind of try to replicate that feel that felt pretty good right there.
So hopefully that makes sense on that finishing trail shoulder a little bit low. Now, let’s talk about what happens, we’re doing a deep dive on this. Hopefully this makes, if you got if you’ve got, questions put them in the comments. I answer every single one of them or maybe, if you don’t, if you don’t agree with, i have to say it’s: okay too, i like hearing from you just as well be sure to subscribe, because we got more great content coming out all the time. Now.
Let’S talk about what happens in the transition. Okay, remember how we talked about this right here, his hands in the club head out. This is the secret that nobody really talks about right there. Okay, now, when we because of this relationship, this i’m not gon na dive. Deep into the science, i’ve already talked about science of the slice check that out it’s in the description, but there’s weight here, there’s weight here.
This is well beyond this video right here, but when i get this weight in and that weight out, okay, basically, when i transition they’re going to naturally want to what i call rebalance okay and when they rebalance see where that club comes. Look at that. That’S from the inside boom, i’m hitting up on it notice the shoulder. So that’s why that takeaway is so important when the hands arc in weight in wait out they’re going to want to rebalance in the transition. Okay, what do most amateur golfers do?
Who slice it? They do the opposite: they go club head, weight in hand weight out, so it’s club head in hands out and then it’s reverses boom all right. So that’s why that takeaway is so important all right now. Last thing here. This is a lot of information, hopefully you’re.
Getting something out of this got to hit that nice high draw turn it over get some distance. So i promise you a little tip here this. If, if everything else fails, nothing else is working. Here’S where you’re going to go, i call it the tv drill, long, fun story behind that someday i’ll. Tell that to you, if you’re interested in that, let me know and i’ll, let you and i’ll answer that, but it’s a fun story, but anyway here’s the tv drill when you finish, we’ve got the butt into the club.
That’S right here! Okay, when you finish the swing just make sure that the butt end of the club is pointed out there to the right of the target. Okay, so here’s my target line, you can see it right there in live view. It’S going to be pointed way out there. So it’s here boom see how it’s pointed out there and if you do that, that little tip make a little three setter.
You know me. I, like my three setters, there’s one there’s two notice where it’s pointed there’s three: okay, when i do that, if you do that with a golf ball, you’re going to see a nice high natural draw, so this is a deep dive into it. Here’S what you got to know if you want to hit the nice high draw you’ve got to get your setup correct. You’Ve got to get your takeaway. You got to get that right shoulder down.
If all else fails go to the tv drill and if you do those couple things you’re definitely going to start hitting some nice high draws with your driver.