David Leadbetter: Hit Your Career-best Drives

Give your drives an uppercut to maximize distance.

Released on 10/9/2015

Transcript

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Okay, so now that you've learned
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the adjustments you have to make
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with your driver, with the A swing.
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Let me just run through them with you.
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First thing, make sure that you position the ball
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forward in your stance, okay?
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Very important to get the ball
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almost off your left heel,
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because we're trying to hit up on the ball slightly,
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not down on it as with an iron.
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You want to make sure your stance
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is a little bit wider for better balance.
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When you stand up to the ball
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remember the ball's tee, probably about half the ball,
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appears above the top of the club face
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something like that.
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But make sure that you sit your left hip higher.
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What that does, it actually positions your spine
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slightly behind the ball
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and allows you then when you come into the ball
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to hit up on it more.
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We don't want your spine this way
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when you're hitting a driver.
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So, here I am, good set-up.
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Making sure, making my A swing, back swing,
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that I get well behind the ball.
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Really feel I'm loading into my right leg
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and from here as I come into it,
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and this is the key,
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you feel like you're coming to it
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just like you're hitting an iron,
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but as you get to the ball
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you're almost feel like you're standing up on it slightly.
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This allows you then to get your arms extended
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and to really accelerate and release the club
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through the ball.
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So, good set-up, get behind it,
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feel like you're standing up on it very slightly,
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you'll sweep the ball away,
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and you'll be hitting the ball right out of the middle
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of the club face and maximizing your distance.
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