One of the biggest mistakes most golfers have with their Driver Swing is not having the right set up. There are five key points I get my students to focus on in their set up:
- Lead foot flare with ball position lined up to the inside target heal and outside shoulder width stance.
- Hand position should be in line with face (avoid forward shaft lean) and farther away from waistline than your short irons (this will promote a flatter swing plane which in turn allows more of an upward swing arc).
- Weight distribution should be 60% of trail foot and 40% target foot (may vary but more weight should be on trail side).
- Spine angle should tilt slightly back to have your trail shoulder lower than your target shoulder at address (“reverse K” position for RH golfers and “K” position for LH golfers).
- Bring trail shoulder back slightly to get shoulders more square (the feeling will be for most golfers that their shoulders are very closed).
Make sure you go through these check points to promote to proper angle of attack with your driver.
Have fun, Matt Truong