spraying my drives

any tips to stop spraying my drives?

That's pretty vague, are you generally slicing or hooking it? Or is it just all over the place?

Number one reason amateurs would spray in multiple directions is over-swinging, especially with the driver.  Do you know if you are hitting close to the center or all over the driver face?  Impression tape or if you have a non-black driver face, dry board marker can show you where the ball was struck and compare that with the flight.

It is easiest to say consistent swing and tempo.  Getting past chicken-winging and reverse-tilting is the hard part.  If you don't know why you are inconsistent, even a video sent to the Golf Channel School of Golf teams to analyze the errors of your ways will work better than advice from a blog forum.

More information on where you are missing would be helpful. In the meantime, try shortening your back swing and making solid contact with the face square at impact. When I am having trouble keeping the ball in play, I shorten my back swing, and just try to get the ball in the center of the club face. You may loose some distance, but you will be in play. You might also need to check your grip.

Take a normal swing, then a couple at what you feel is 80 percent. Hit a few that way, like mentioned above focus on smooth tempo and solid contact

A lot of it depends where you're missing as others have said.  Best advice I can give is to take your foot off the gas pedal and not over swing.  I used to hit a good drive straight about 260-270 maybe 10% of the time, and the rest were fades/slices.  After taking a step back to contemplate things I finally realized I should let the club work for me.  I took a bunch off my swing and I'm now hitting 220-230 pretty consistently 80-90% of the time.  I'm not breaking Records anytime soon, but I give myself a fighting chance to par every hole I play now!

Pull hooks and slices come from the same problem - an outside to inside swing. It may not feel like you are hitting outside to inside, but try to feel like you are swinging to the outside past the impact point. What I found works best for me to get a straight slight draw flight is to address with the body square to the target and with an open club face, and then swing to the 7 o'clock point of the ball and feel as though I want to cast it out right. The natural release in my hands closes the face producing a draw that starts only a couple degrees right and finishes on my target line.

Mike H

any tips to stop spraying my drives?

Spraying usually is due to poor contact. I'll wager you also hit one thin and popup another. The culprit can be many things, but I'll bet you don't 1) see the ball through impact  and 2) start the downswing with your feet and hips.

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Pull hooks and slices come from the same problem - an outside to inside swing. It may not feel like you are hitting outside to inside, but try to feel like you are swinging to the outside past the impact point. What I found works best for me to get a straight slight draw flight is to address with the body square to the target and with an open club face, and then swing to the 7 o'clock point of the ball and feel as though I want to cast it out right. The natural release in my hands closes the face producing a draw that starts only a couple degrees right and finishes on my target line.

Just hit is far as you can!!!

Spraying your Drives is the way to play this game...

Practice your putting, short game and mid-irons until your are bullet proof.

Good Luck.

DR. K

Paul Wilson of Revolution Golf once stated the reason people slice is because they try to swing too hard - that results in an over the top motion and outside in swing.  Difference in a slice is the clubface is square to the target but open to the swing path.  In a pull it is square to the swing path and a pull hook is closed on the swing path.

I do the same thing someone gave me this advice,turn your right foot towards the targetline (if right handed) chock down on the shaft about one inch more than normal and keep your head down.

Lennie d

lennie d

I do the same thing someone gave me this advice,turn your left foot towards the targetline (if right handed) chock down on the shaft about one inch more than normal and keep your head down.

Lennie d

mostly a push or a slice.  if i try to hit a high fade most of the time i dont get the ball started on the right path it starts right and of course goes right.  sometimes i double cross and when i try to hit a draw it usually ends up a straight push.

thanks.