Give the ball an uppercut to hit your best tee shots ever
o maximise driving distance, long-ball hitters like Bubba Watson (above) catch the ball on the upswing. Sweeping it o the tee increases the distance the ball stays in the air and reduces backspin, so it rolls more when it lands. This is the same approach to the driver I use when teaching my new A Swing. All you need to do is make some easy adjustments to hit longer drives. Follow these steps.
TDavid Leadbetter, 1. TILT BEHIND THE BALL
Address the ball so it’s in line with your le heel, and widen your stance beyond shoulder width. Your spine should be tilted away from the target, and your sternum behind the ball. Also, make sure the sha is not leaning towards the target. 2. SMOOTH TO THE TOP
Rhythm is the key to consistency, so it’s important to put some flow into your backswing. Use your core muscles to start the club back, and try to keep your arms relaxed as you swing to the top. Don’t let anxiety cause you to rush.