Would you love to have drive shots that are consistent and stay in play? Here are a few golf tips for better drivingthat should assist you to resolve your problems with your golf drive swing and stay on the fairway avoiding trees and obstacles.

A common fault is lack of balance but most club golfers don’t recognise it as being important so don’t work on it. All the other aspects of the swing like head down, straight left arm and ball placement are eminent in their mind and they forget about balance. But the fact is that balance is just as important as all the other parts of the swing.

A smooth, controlled transfer of weight on to the left side will help you maintain your balance in the hitting area. It is frequently at this stage of the swing that golfers suffer from lack of balance, typically caused by a frantic lunge at the ball from the top.

The difference between good and bad balance can be spotted easily in the follow through position. If you swing too hard you will swing yourself off your feet. Correct balance will assist with your rhythm and timing and will also keep the club head on the correct swing plane throughout your swing.

Tempo and Rhythm

To be a consistent striker of the ball good tempo and rhythm are vital. Even if your set-up is perfect and you swing the club head along the correct path, you only play effective golf when your tempo and rhythm are relaxed and smooth.

Most players swing the club too fast in a vain attempt to work up power and distance. To find your natural tempo and rhythm concentrate on swinging the club smoothly. Begin with just a half swing. Move onto a three quarter swing and then a full swing when you accomplish a solid and consistent strike. It is important that you concentrate on keeping a good tempo and rhythm when playing a round of golf.

Positive Approach

Even though your driver is a distance club, never hit your driver flat out unless you are desperate and willing to take a risk. A great piece of advice is the well known phrase that you should swing your driver like a 9 iron. Try to swing at about 70% of full power. This will not only give you the distance you need but more importantly the control needed to consistently hit straight.

Always try to be in a positive frame of mind when you stand of the tee. How you feel when you step up to the tee can make the difference between a great shot and a disaster.

Make sure you tee the ball up high enough to ensure that the ground doesn’t come into play. Select the perfect spot on the teeing area so that you have an even patch of ground and a good foundation for your swing.

Follow these golf tips for better driving and stay on the fairway and get more enjoyment from your game through improved performance.