Master Your Drive: The Importance of Shallowing Your Driver

Master Your Drive: The Importance of Shallowing Your Driver

Hello, I'm Santiago Mari with Leadbetter Swing Aids.

Today, I want to share a crucial tip for improving your Driving: shallowing your driver. This topic often comes up in golf conversations, with many players wondering if they need to shallow their driver more and hit from the inside out. With so much information out there, it can be confusing to understand what these terms mean and how to apply them effectively.

Why Shallowing Your Driver Matters

When discussing shallowing your driver, it's essential to understand that this means approaching the ball with a more level or flatter angle of attack, instead of hitting down on it. A common mistake golfers make is trying to shallow the club too early on the backswing by pulling the club behind them. While this might feel like a shallow angle, it can lead to the club jumping to a steep position at the top, resulting in a slice and even steeper angle of attack when coming down. To prevent this, you should aim to keep your backswing neutral.

How to Shallow Your Driver Correctly

Starting your backswing from a neutral position ensures that the club stays on the correct plane, making it easier to shallow the shaft correctly during the transition. By using a tool like the StraightAway Swing Aid, you can maintain this neutral position and achieve the right shaft angle. This not only helps in preventing the club from getting stuck behind you but also allows for a smoother transition and a more effective shallowing effect.

During the transition, the shaft should move naturally from a slightly steep point to a shallower angle, leading to a clean, powerful impact. When you do this correctly, you create more space, allowing for a better swing path and ultimately hitting better drives. Remember, keeping the club in front of you and allowing it to react naturally will lead to more consistent and powerful shots.

Benefits of Using the Straightaway Swing Aid

To truly master this technique and crush your driver, try incorporating the StraightAway Swing Aid into your practice routine. It helps ensure that your club starts in the right position and transitions smoothly, making it easier to hit those perfect drives. So, take the next step towards improving your game and give the StraightAway Swing Aid a try. You'll be amazed at how quickly you can start driving the ball farther and straighter.

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1 comment

Got the straightaway. Not seeing results yet. Still hitting weak slices with driver and making poor contact with irons

Ron L.

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