BUTCH HAR­MON’S GREAT­EST DRIV­ING LES­SON

The no 1 teacher helps tour pros and week­end golfers alike be­come great drivers you’re next

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Contents - —WITH PETER MOR­RICE

How to press for a killer drive – and suc­ceed.

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 favourite 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 favours 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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