Tuition - Two Minute Lessons

How to drill your drives low through 50mph winds!

Step 1: Tee the ball down

My basic advice would be to tee the ball up so that only a small amount of the ball is visible above the clubhead, as opposed to the normal half and half. Some golfers with slower swing speeds may need to tee the ball a fraction higher.

How to drill your drives low - Two Minute Lessons

Step 2: Weight shift

In the first picture I've taken my normal address position, my weight evenly distributed 50/50 between both feet. For a low drive I want you to slowly shift your sternum (centre of your chest) a couple of inches to your left. Your weight should now feel 60/40 in favour of the left side.

How to drill your drives low - Two Minute Lessons
How to drill your drives low - Two Minute Lessons

Step 3: Pivot around your left leg

The biggest trap I see golfers fall into when they try to hit a low tee shot is to transfer their weight too much to the right side in the backswing. All I want you to do is think about turning around your left knee, making a controlled three-quarter backswing, feeling minimal weight transfer. This will allow you to stay more over the ball through impact, hitting the ball on the downswing driving it forwards rather than up.

How to drill your drives low - Two Minute Lessons

Step 4: Curtailed follow-through

The final key is to rotate through to a three-quarter finish. This will keep the body in good balance and help you to feel like you are punching the ball forwards with that all-important penetrating flight.

How to drill your drives low - Two Minute Lessons

Remember: Try to swing the club at about 70-80 per cent power - it's not speed that you require for this shot, it's all about controlling the launch of the ball.