Bust It! Butch Har­mon’s Great­est Driv­ing Les­son

The No. 1 teacher in our bi­en­nial rank­ing helps tour pros and week­end golfers be­come great driv­ers.

Golf Digest (Malaysia) - - Contents - WITH PETER MOR­RICE

DRIV­ING THE BALL well car­ries ex­tra im­por­tance. Not only does it set you up to play a hole, but I bet you have an emo­tional at­tach­ment to the driver: Good driv­ing days are your fa­vorite days. You’re not alone. Some of the top play­ers in the world feel the same way. We all step up on cer­tain holes and want so bad to hit a great tee shot. Some­times it’s be­cause the hole is dif­fi­cult, or the right drive might lead to a birdie chance. The trou­ble is, most golfers equate great driv­ing with dis­tance. And try­ing for dis­tance of­ten leads to your worst drives, just when you need your best. In­stead, pick a shot that fa­vors po­si­tion over power, and then fol­low a plan to hit it. Let’s talk about some sit­u­a­tions where you press for a killer drive—and how to get one.

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