I often see a number of amateurs prepare for their driver golf swing by walking up, after they have teed the ball up, they just take a step back and they address it. They grip the golf club and they address it, and they sort of just plot their feet down wherever they land, but let me tell you the proper way.
This way you'll be able to get the ball in the correct position more often than not. After you have the golf ball and you've gripped it and you have addressed it, then you'll just look down, take a peek down, and if this golf ball is running towards the left heel, then this is correct.
If you look down and you see the golf ball is a little too far forward off your left, that's too far forward and you'll probably see that the shoulders are aimed too far to the left.
On the other hand, if you look back down and you think the ball is too far back in your stance when you put this shaft along you, you'll be aiming way off to the right.
So, after you've addressed the golf ball, all you have to do to get ready for your driver golf swing is bring the shaft up and lay it along your shoulder line, and it should be going in the direction you want to go with it.
If you get it too far back in your stance at address, you'll wind up aiming your shoulders too far off to the right.
And if you get it off the left heel, this should be proper for most people.
Now, have you ever gone to play a round of golf and the first hole the wind is straight into you, the next two holes it's blowing out of the right, the next two holes it's from the left, then four holes in a row straight back into the wind, and then it gets worse?
The next three holes it's blowing harder from the left. Then you get the shortest hole in the golf course downwind. And then, of course, you know the rest of the story, the next three holes, the longest holes in the golf course, dead into the teeth of it.
Well, those are tough driving days and you have to be prepared to react to it, because the wind isn't going to stop just for you.
And when you're playing well, I know you're going to laugh, but it seems like every hole's downwind. And when you're playing difficult, it seems like every one of them is into a gale.
Remember this about tough driving days, this driver is not always the answer. How many times have you driven the golf ball 50 yards left of the fairway and only wished that you would have hit 6 iron off of the tee to get a better golf swing?
I'm not advocating that into the wind. However, the flatter the face on the golf club, the more the golf ball's going to curve and the better your golf swing will be. And the windier it is, it exaggerates the curve if it's going in the direction of the wind. So, this isn't always the answer.
I have a 1 iron that I love, and I have driven with it many times on windy days, even into the wind, because it was important to find the golf ball in the fairway and not out of bounds.
So, don't forget this is not the answer on rugged days. This is the answer when you're driving the ball well.
When you're not, it might be a 3 wood. Don't give into the driver.
Thanks and have a great day.
David Nevogt writes golf instruction material that helps golfers of all levels reach their full potential and lower their scores. David is the author of “The Simple Golf Swing" which guarantees to have you shooting 7 strokes lower in only 1 week from today. You can find more of his golf instruction by going to http://www.golfswingguru.com