How to Dominate With Your Driver like Patrick Reed
PGA Pro Patrick Reed shows the Golf Digest crowd’s younger viewers some tips to improve their budding golf games.
Released on 8/16/2016
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[Patrick Reed] That's probably my favorite,
the slinger, as well.
Instead of aiming five or 10 yards right,
I aim 20 to 25, sometimes I even aim 30 yards right.
I really use my hands and rotate them really hard.
Next thing you know, the ball comes out a little lower,
starts a lot more right, and continues to turn left,
and it's kind of one of those things
that I've always kind of controlled.
There's a hard left-to-right wind, a small draw,
the ball's not going to move.
If it's blowing hard from left to right,
I'll aim right and hit the slinger
so I can at least see the golf ball moving
in the direction I want it to move.
When I'm trying to hit the high bomb,
it's usually a little wider, or a fairway.
It's usually kind of one of those par fives where
if you hit a normal drive, you're not quite getting there,
so you're gonna try go and send it to
give yourself an opportunity to get there in two.
Normally, it's just kind of one of those up
with the ball a little bit more forward in my stance.
I'm just kind of swinging a little bit more to the right
and just a little harder, trying to get the ball
to launch higher, both releasing it.
That allows it not to spin, so it's kind of one of those
really high knuckle turnovers that
fly probably extra five yards farther
and roll a little bit more.
Since I don't really like to cut the golf ball as much,
with hitting the butter cut, what I like to do is,
I make sure I really feel like I'm aimed really far left,
just so then I could feel like the swing's going left.
I just aim at the face of the flag,
and that just allows because my path's going
to let the ball start left and kind of fade back
to where the club face is aimed.
When you come back and you're right at, say, 3 o'clock,
the club face is pointed straight up,
so for it to be dead square on the way through,
the club face would be pointed straight up,
so when I'm holding it off,
when I get to that point on the way through,
I feel like the toe's aimed more towards the right.
Basically, impact, the face is kind of a little bit open,
kind of holding the club from turning over.