Find A Better Tempo With Your Driver

Mike Malizia

Mike Malizia

Director of Instruction, The Club at Admiral’s Cove (Fla.); Golf Magazine Top 100; Golf Digest Best in Florida

Amateurs often struggle with swinging too hard with their driver. That’s because driver is the only club that you’re NOT trying to hit a specific distance.

If you hit your 7-iron 150 yards, but you’re faced with a shot from 145 yards, you still might hit your 7-iron, but it would be a “smooth 7.”

When you’re struggling with your driver tempo, set a distance in your mind that’s a few yards shorter than your average longest drives, and with that in mind, you’ll start to swing with better tempo and hit a good shot.