Beau Hossler One of the best at get­ting the most out of his driver

Golf Digest Middle East - - Play Your Best / Swing Sequence - KEELY LEVINS

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. —

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