Driving - Setup
You should always setup to a drive as
you would any other full swing golf shot. Given that
you will most often be driving with a wood or driving
iron, and as these clubs are the longest in the bag
you will find yourself reaching two maximums in terms
of the setup.
- The distance you stand away from the ball (due
to the increased shaft length).
- The width of your feet (due to the size of the
swing arc, need for good balance and to create the
greatest weight transfer of any shot).
Your hands can be slightly extended out
toward the ball (careful not to over extend), and the
ball may be slightly further forward in you stance.
Make sure you are well balanced on your feet having
the weight evenly distributed from heel to toe. Practice
good posture, spine straight, chin up and use the tilt
(see our general setup tips).