Golf driving tips


Being a better driver doesn’t necessarily bring lower scores, but who wouldn’t want to bomb the ball long!

So how do you do it? 

Here are the golf driving tips that just might bring you those extra yards.

Driving tip nr. 1 – Make sure you use the correct equipment

It’s hard to be accurate and long if you are using the wrong equipment. This doesn’t mean spending a lot of money on the latest driver, but rather making sure you have the clubhead that is suitable for you with the correct shaft. Choose a driver that fits your swing and swing speed. Don’t choose a club with specs that you need to either change your swing or work for gaining more speed.

So you should get fitted? 

Getting fitted for a driver doesn’t necessarily mean that you get the best possible club for you. Too many times people, quite often males, make ego decisions and end up choosing a club because it worked a couple of times and since it has X Stiff and low loft it’s pretty cool.

“I’ve been using the speed sticks now regularly and should be gaining more speed in a matter of time.”

Or maybe you won’t. Maybe you just end up quitting and never see those gains. 

If the shaft is too stiff, the club head tends to be open on impact. Leading to fades and slices. Which is ok if that’s what you’re after. On the other hand, if you would prefer to hit straight shots and draws it’s easier to achieve with a shaft that isn’t too stiff. It’s nicer to miss regularly on one side than regularly left and right.

With shaft, flex is one thing, but there are also low, mid and high launch shafts available. Based on your swing you should choose the one for you. If you have no issues launching the ball high, choose a low or mid-launch to get a better total distance. On the other hand, if you have issues launching the ball, pick something that is high launch. The same thing goes for clubheads as there are low, mid and high launch options there too.

Mika has been playing golf for nearly three decades but is still in the search of a scratch handicap.