Beau Hossler One of the best at getting the most out of his driver
I t’s difficult to see, but when analysing Beau Hossler’s tee shots, one thing stands out: He gets all he can out of his driver. He finished his rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2018 ranked second in a statistic called total driving efficiency. It’s deter- mined by how far a player hits the ball in relation to his average swing speed. Hossler swung the driver 111 miles per hour last year—nearly 2.5 mph slower than the tour average— but he ranked 59th in driving distance hitting it an even 300 yards off the tee.
How does he squeeze every yard he can out of his driver? His coach, Cameron McCormick, says Hossler’s strengths are the width of his swing arc, the clubhead lag he creates in the downswing and his smooth, consistent tempo.
“When you don’t swing 120- plus, it’s important to make sure you’re not wasting any of the power you do generate,” says McCormick, who also works with Jordan Spieth. “Beau does a great job of that.”
Hossler used his efficiency to help earn five top-10 finishes last season. —