So you smashed your drive out on the course and laugh at your friends thinking you out drove everyone, only to find that you are 15 yards shorter than everyone else. How can this be?
To hit your driver lower off the tee, you want to find a balance in the loft of your driver and the amount of spin you are putting on the ball when making contact.
Here are a few things to take a look at to lower your spin
1. Driver Loft
Probably the most obvious answer to lowering the height of your driver is to use a driver with a lower loft. For example, if you are using a driver that has 10.5 degrees of loft, a 9.5 driver might give you a more desired ball flight.
Many newer drivers on the market come with adjustable driver heads that allow golfers to adjust the loft angle of the club without having to spend an extra $500 on a new club so be sure to keep that in mind when shopping around.
2. Type of Driver
In addition to changing the loft of your driver, you might want to consider looking at drivers designed for lower spin and a lower ball flight.
One of my favorite drivers to produce low spin is the Callaway Rogue Sub Zero Driver. Not only is this an awesome name for a driver (Mortal Kombat!) the technology of the driver is exactly what high launching golfers need to get the ball lower off the tee.
3. Type of Swing
Lastly, if you aren’t looking to change your equipment, you can learn to change your swing to create less spin on the ball.
How do you do this?
- Below is an awesome video from Chris Ryan about the correlation of dynamic loft and the angle of attack. It is probably one of the best explanations I have found on how golfers can lower their spin rate with a few swing modifications