I am constantly amazed by how many golfers are trying to hit the driver like the professionals we see on TV. I can’t understand it. Whether getting a driver fitted or taking lessons. I’m stumped. The PGA professionals average swing speed is around 112 mph while the Champions tour average is actually not too far off. They have the ability to swing faster and they also have the ability to put the brakes on the ball where they need it so they stay in the fairway and set themselves up for their next shot. Almost all Tour Players hit down on the ball with the driver, like they do with their irons. This is all done intentionally for control. Due to the high swing speeds, even when they hit down on the golfball, the ball will travel great distances compared to average players. If your swing speed is below 105, and trust me, for 90% of the playing population over 35, it is, you really have no right to hit down on the ball (negative attack angle) if you are not hitting the ball the distance you are wanting to. TRUST ME! Launch angles, Attack angles, ball speeds, and club speed is taken into consideration when improving distance. Negative attack angle is robbing you of distance and do not let anyone tell you other wise. We tee the ball up for a reason… To get under it and swing up on it!!!
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