Since I have already seen early in the season too many people practicing incorrectly, this tip bears repeating… I continue to see well-meaning people on the range taking practice swings with their drivers making lovely little scuffs on the grass or smacking the range mat as their practice swing before they go to hit the ball. The best thing about hitting the ball with the driver is that you get to put the ball on the top of a tee and ‘take the ground out of the equation’. One simple question then… Why rehearse hitting the ground with your driver in your practice swings when you don’t want to hit the ground when you actually hit the ball? Taking a divot with your driver is never a good thing! It would be a much better idea to take practice swings with your driver and make sure that you ‘ don’t’ hit the ground, or better yet practice clipping the top of a tee or the rubber tee in a range mat making sure that you can clip the tee without hitting the ground or the mat. In short… No divots with the driver please. And if you are using your driver to hit the ball off of the fairway on a regular basis, then we definitely need to talk!
See you on the range, Dave Lengyel