Create a wide arc
All power drivers create great width and extension through their actions. Width allows the golfer to create powerful leverage while encouraging the flatter base to the swing the driver needs. Follow these tips to build width.
POCKET POWER Building width has much to do with creating freedom to turn. To find this freedom, focus on making a full and free hip rotation. To feel this, grip your driver with your gloved hand only and grasp your trail pocket with the other hand. LEAD HEEL CAN RISE If your lead heel wants to rise in response to the fuller hip rotation, let it. Unless you’re very flexible, any attempt to keep it down will curb turn, width and leverage. FULL HIP ROTATION Start your backswing by pulling backwards on the pocket, as if towards someone standing behind you. It promotes a deeper and fuller hip rotation without lateral sway. STRONGER TURN As you try this drill, feel how a fuller hip turn makes it easier for you to turn your upper body powerfully behind the ball. This will help you create a powerful, wide arc.