5 Important fundamentals for Driving the ball like Rory!

http://www.golfdigest.com/story/rory-mcilroys-5-keys-to-rip-your-driverBeing a good driver of the ball requires an understanding of good fundamentals.  This means knowing what your body must do to deliver the club face square to the ball at impact, with the club head path moving along the target line.  To help you understand the process even better, here is   with help from Ron Kaspriske and Golf Digest photographer  to bringing you 5 things you MUST do to be a consistent driver of the golf ball!
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It’s important to have swing thoughts on the tee. They help take your mind off all the bad things that can happen and put your focus on what you need to do to put one in the fairway.

Way down the fairway. But just as important as mechanical thoughts is making sure you’re swinging with good tempo, particularly with the driver. You could have amazing technique, but if you can’t put it all together with the right rhythm, you won’t hit your best tee shots. So let’s start there as we try to make this your Year of the Driver.

It’s important to have swing thoughts on the tee. They help take your mind off all the bad things that can happen and put your focus on what you need to do to put one in the fairway.

Way down the fairway. But just as important as mechanical thoughts is making sure you’re swinging with good tempo, particularly with the driver. You could have amazing technique, but if you can’t put it all together with the right rhythm, you won’t hit your best tee shots. So let’s start there as we try to make this your Year of the Driver.

You might notice I’m wearing in-ear headphones. I like to listen to music when I practice to help improve my rhythm. I tend to get a little quick in the transition from backswing to downswing, especially as tournaments get closer to Sunday and I’ve got a chance to win. Listening to music helps throttle back my tempo. I’m not talking about upbeat hip-hop or some Celtic metal band. I need something a little more mellow when I hit balls: acoustic stuff like Coldplay’s older music, Ed Sheeran, Bon Iver.

My first tip for you is to find the rhythm that produces good, solid strikes over and over. It’s probably less violent than the swing you’d instinctively make. Keep rehearsing with the driver until you feel smooth from start to finish. Then, go back to the swing thoughts that click for you. I’ll share some of the things I’m working on with my driver to get ready for the Masters. If you want this to be your Year of the Driver, I think they can help.—With Ron Kaspriske


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CREATE YOUR FOUNDATION Stability is important in any athletic movement, but it’s absolutely critical when you want to swing your driver with more power. There’s never a point in my swing when I feel like I’m losing control of my body. Even when I’m swinging my fastest and really firing into the ball, I know I’m going to stay in balance. Watch my swing, and you’ll see how quiet I am at the finish.

It starts with getting into a comfortable, tension-free position at address (above), but one where you feel free to swing the club with some speed. That delicate blend of being relaxed and ready to move at high speeds is something to focus on when practicing. The stance is key. If there’s too much weight out on your toes or back on your heels, you’re starting from an unstable position. Feel that your legs are solidly under you.

To read the other 4 fundamentals to make your driver scream down the fairway, go here!

Source : Ron Kaspriske  

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