If you want to maximize how far you can hit the driver, you must first be able to hit it well. If you can’t find the center of the face when you hit the ball, you are giving up a substantial amount of distance to los t energy. Shots hit off the heel or toe, too high or too low on the face will never go as far as the ones you hit from the ‘sweet spot’. The longer the shaft of your driver gets the harder it is to consistently hit the middle of the clubface, and I know that many of us are simply trying to hit good drives with clubs that are just too long for us to control. Try putting some face tape on your driver and after hitting a few balls, take a look at where you are making impact. If your marks are inconsistent on the face, try choking down on the driver about a half inch for the next series of swings. You will find that there will be a certain length of shaft where you will see more consistent marks in the middle of the face and you will probably discover that you are hitting it just as far and sometimes even farther. The rule is simple… You need to play the longest length of shaft in your driver that you can still hit consistently in the center of the club face.