Straightening a Drive and Driving Tips

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By Stephen F

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    I had just started golfing it has been something I have wanted to do for a very long time and I finally got to make it happen. I have been golfing for less than a year and would like to know some tips from the Titleist family on getting a good straight drive like for example form follow through or some ways to practice and get a better drive I tend to have a slight slice when I drive.

  2. Jerry M
    Dallas, TX

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    If you just started to play golf, the most important thing I can recommend is to go see a trusted instructor to get a good setup and make sure you are on the correct path to a good sound golf swing.
    Biggest mistake I ever made was I did not do this starting out.
  3. Don O
    Madison, WI

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    On your way to lessons, the initial flight of the ball is the path of the club head. Left or right from that flight is a factor how open or closed the face of the club is to path of the head. A strong slice (far off the fairway) would be both a swing path and release issue. If your irons are straight, just try setting up a quarter to half inch further behind the tee. This may close the face enough to go straight or with a slight draw. Even if you do have a decent swing, there are no shortage of learning material for short game improvement.
    As Jerry implied, it was the biggest mistake I ever made to not start with finding an instructor early on.
  4. Jerome C
    London Ontario Canada

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    I agree with Jerry
    Nerver to late
  5. Deno
    Hawthorne, NJ

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    I'll second what Jerry said. Find a PGA Pro near you and take a few lessons. Then you can put his knowledge to good use on the practice range.
  6. Joshua B
    Connecticut

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    There are so many factors. I took one from Mike Breed last year and use a weaker grip with no forward press on my driver....immediately relieved my slice and was easily repeatable. Good luck!
  7. Fred C
    Mansfield, TX

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    I don't know where you live, but with winter coming, you might want to do some reading and learn some things about the golf swing, first. You'll be compelled after reading some material to make some swings in your garage, yard or practice range. This way, you'll have had a chance to make some swings and get a feel for swinging before you start lessons.

    Second, talk with a few local instructors and get their ideas on how to start. You'll find the instructor that feels best for you.

    As for what books to start with, "Five Lessons...." by Ben Hogan is a great primer.

    Last, welcome to golf!

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