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One of the keys for driving consistency is related to the height of the club from the ground. For the best players in the world, the club will be delivered at a very shallow angle and will remain at roughly the same height even after impact. This noticeable "flat-spot" is a major contributor to driving accuracy and consistency. On the other hand, players who have a shorter "flat-spot", or a club that enters and exits the hitting area with a dramatic change in height, will tend to struggle off the tee.
If you fall into the latter category, this is a great drill for feeling the body and arm movements required to create a longer "flat-spot". If you struggle at first though, be sure to focus on making just a few 9-to-3 rehearsal swings. If this is still difficult, try to pay extra attention to your pivot and axis-tilt. Of course, as you progress, be sure to add more speed and a longer backswing.
Tags: Poor Contact, Not Straight Enough, Driver, Drill, Intermediate
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The Striver drill video is brush all three teeth.
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So what we're going to work on here is a concept that I refer to as the club height
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to the ground.
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Many golfers who struggle with the driver don't have the club load of the ground for
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a long enough period of time to have any level of consistency.
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They either have the club load of the ground coming into the ball and then come up very
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quickly through the ball mostly with a flip or chicken wing breakdown in the release.
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Or they have the club height to the ground coming into the golf ball and then have it
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come up on the way through mostly because of upper body, lunge or lack of access tilt or
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a little bit more of upper body spin and lack of arm shallower.
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So this drill video kind of combos working on both of those aspects.
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So what we're going to do is we're going to take two teeth and we're going to put them in
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the ground about six inches in front and about six inches behind the golf ball.
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So they're at about the height of the golf ball.
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Now I'm going to set up to the middle teeth or just inside of it and my goal is the practice
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making practice wings where the club feels like it stays to the same level to the ground
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or the same height all the way from about right foot through to left foot.
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So a little bit even wider than the teeth.
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Now one of the traits that I see with good drivers of the golf ball is they tend to use
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more of their body for the power of the swing.
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That puts them in a position where they can get the club low to the ground before the
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arms really get involved and then when the arms extend you'll see that they'll extend
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more towards the target which keeps the club low to the ground.
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Many amateurs who struggle with the driver get the arms involved too soon and then they
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have to kind of bend and you'll see that the club doesn't say low to the ground for a very
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long period of time.
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So you're going to set up three teeth and you're basically going to try and just brush
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the top of all three teeth.
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It's quite hard to do in practice and actually hit a ball but it gives you a little
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bit more of a visual of trying to practice getting that club height to the ground to be a
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little bit more flat or consistent through there.
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That should help give you more high face contact when it tends to come up pretty
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quickly you'll hit it more on the bottom of the club.
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It'll feel thin and launch really low.
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So this will give us high face contact in order to do so it's going to require a little
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bit better sequencing.
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Then in demonstrating it's a little hard because you can't set up normal because the
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tea would get in the way of your takeaway.
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You're just going to try and hover a little bit and then clip all three teeth on a little
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nine to three so the height of the club is low to the ground for a long period of time.
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So as you get better at this drill you can work on having the tea a little bit further
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So six inches is kind of the baseline but I like to see it close to the ground all the
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way from right foot through the left foot.
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So we'll see if we can get all three teeth with a semi normal swing.
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So you'll see there's a pretty good launch from the down the line pretty good flat spot
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clipping all three teeth.