Atlanta Braves’ Chipper Jones: Keeping Your Driver in Play

Former Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones needs some help keeping his driver in play. Hank Haney offers him some simple tips to get rid of his hook.

Released on 4/16/2015

Credits

Starring: Hank Haney

Shot at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Transcript

00:01
I'm Hank Haney, it's time for another five-minute fix.
00:04
(upbeat music)
00:08
And our next student is Chipper Jones;
00:10
we're gonna work on his driver.
00:14
Yeah I don't need any help.
00:17
This is by far the worst club of my bag
00:20
cuz I have a tendency to spray it all over the place.
00:26
With Chipper, his big tendency is to
00:28
hit the ball left of the driver
00:29
so he's scared of going left.
00:30
I've got some tips for him that are gonna help him.
00:36
You wanna get rid of the hook.
00:37
You've gotta focus on getting through
00:39
the ball more like that.
00:41
You gotta get your hips going to calm down what
00:43
you're hands are doing.
00:44
That's the biggest thing.
00:45
If I tee the ball more up like this,
00:47
I'm gonna be more prone to hook the ball.
00:49
So if you tee it down low enough,
00:51
you're gonna eliminate the big part of that shot.
00:58
I'd take that all day
00:59
That wasn't bad.
01:00
Thank you, I appreciate it
01:01
That was really good.
01:03
(upbeat music)
01:04
With Chipper Jones, his biggest issue
01:06
is trying to keep the driver in play.
01:08
I told him to tee the ball lower
01:10
because you'll automatically hit it lower
01:12
on the club face, and your misses will be
01:15
much more playable.
01:16
Make sure you got the ball position forward,
01:18
and you pivot through with the shot.
01:20
If he turns his body through with the ball tee'd low,
01:23
probably the worst thing that's gonna happen
01:25
is he's gonna get a little bit of a cut shot out there,
01:27
and for a powerful player, he can keep
01:29
the ball in play playing that little cut shot.
01:32
If you wanna join Chipper and I, and more conversation
01:34
about how he can eliminate that pull-hook to the left,
01:37
follow us below.
01:39
This guy knows what he's talking about.
01:41
(laughing)
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