Simple solution for driver problems

SUBMITTED PHOTO Duplicate your practice swing when hitting the ball.

The driver is one club that requires a smooth, powerful swishing motion. The key to longer and straighter drives is to swing the driver with a relaxed swishing motion. The later the swishing sound, the better.

The club should speed up gradually with the maximum velocity starting at the ball and beyond.

Take practice swings and try to swing through the impact zone allowing the club to make a late and distinctive swishing sound.

If you have problems accomplishing the swishing sound, then you are gripping too tight. The arms and hands must be very relaxed for the club to pick up enough speed.

Make certain to use the chest to swing the club allowing the arms to feel like rubber.

Most golfers would hit a greater percentage of good drives if they duplicated their practice swing when teeing off.

Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.

Rick Musselman, golf author and professional, owns Musselman’s Golf and gives lessons in his high-tech golf swing simulator, at his golf facility in Williamsport