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.
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.