Why do I hit line drives with my driver?

Cause: Insufficient clubhead speed – If you swing the driver at 90 mph or less, the ball won’t compress as much on the clubface and, therefore, it will launch on a relatively low trajectory without enough backspin to send it higher. Also, make sure you aren’t teeing the ball too high, which flattens the swing.

Where do you line up when hitting a driver?

Think about this when you set up: Most hookers aim way out to the right. It makes sense, but the club gets to the inside too quickly on the takeaway. It’s easy to hook it from there. Set your body lines—shoulders, hips, knees, feet—parallel to the target line, and you’ll swing back straighter.

What happens if my driver shaft is too stiff?

Two Main Effects of a Too-Stiff Golf Shaft Stiff shafts tend to impact distance, resulting in shorter distance. A shaft that is too stiff will absorb the force of the swing, which affects the timing of the transference of energy from the club to the ball at impact. The ball tends to fly lower, which impacts distance.

How do you hit a driver with a higher face?

Hitting Ball High On Driver Face (7 Causes, Fixes)

  1. Tee Height.
  2. Keep Left Heel Down.
  3. Head Centered.
  4. Angle Of Attack.
  5. Watch Ball Through Impact.
  6. Keep Weight Moving Forwards.
  7. Ensure Your Driver Shaft/Equipment Is Right For You.

Why do I hit my golf driver so high?

Hitting the ball extra high with the driver is generally a sign of too much backspin. Cause: Wrong equipment for your swing – If you’ve got clubhead speed of at least 100 mph, you may experience “ballooning” drives by using a regular-flex shaft or a low-compression ball. Your driver may be too lofted as well.

Does tee height affect driving distance?

The height of your tee effects your swing path into impact, especially with the driver. This, in turn, will have an influence on the spin that the ball will have on it. Teeing the ball up can help vastly reduce the spin on your drives and so increase distance.

Will too stiff a shaft cause a slice?

If your golf shaft is too stiff and your swing speed is too slow, your well-struck shot will be limited on both carry distance and shot trajectory; a too-stiff golf shaft will most often lead to weak fades or slices.