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Question on Driving:

How can I get more loft of my drives?
--Barbara C. from Saint Johnsbury, VT

Hi Barbara. Thanks for writing I'm looking forward to helping you with your game.

To get loft we need to make sure that:

1) You are set up correctly
2) You are approaching the ball on the correct angle of attack
3) You are creating enough speed
4) You have a driver that matches your swing

To make sure that you are in an ideal starting position with your driver and approaching it from an upward angle of attack check out this article here which will provide the steps for your set up.

Positioning For Driving Success:

Next, it takes speed to propel the ball upward. Because drivers have so little loft, if you swing them too slowly, the ball will come out low and dive into the ground quickly robbing you of a lot of distance. Here is a free drill for you that will help you generate clubhead speed at the right point in your swing:

Whoosh Drill:
Whoosh Drill

Along with that if you aren't already working on flexibility and strength training I recommend that you start if you want to hit the ball higher and further. It can only help.

The final piece of the puzzle would be to get a good fitting with a certified fitter and on a launch monitor. This will tell you if your driver is well suited for your swing and if it's giving you the best possible launch angles and spin rates.

I hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions.


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