THE DRIVER GUY
How to avoid tearing a pelt from the tee
Taking divots on the tee box? Leave some sod for us.
hen you take a monster divot with your driver, the best reactions don’t come from the guys you’re playing with. It’s the groups behind you: “Whoa, look at this trench.” Or “Holy crap, who did this?” Or my favourite,
W“No way this fool should be playing the back tees.”
The driver chunk comes from trying to murder the ball. When you lunge at it with your arms and shoulders from the top, you’re all out of sequence. The upper body moves in front of the ball, and all you can do is crash the club into the ground.
Start down by shifting your lower body towards the target. You’re making a swing here, not chopping wood. So go easy from the top, Paul Bunyan, and keep your head behind the ball.
Then, when you hear, “D’you see the pelt some guy took on 9?” You can say, “Yeah, what a hack.”