New Golf Driver Technology Editors Letter New Versus Old Stuff Golf Digest New Versus Old Stuff
Introduction There is an overabundance of golf driver reviews on the internet. Many people are not familiar with the technological advancements of modern-day drivers. In addition to that many of the online reviews can be misleading or misinformed. By educating yourself you will know what kind of driver will suit you. The first thing to consider is the clubhead size. Most manufacturers offer clubheads today at the USGA limit of 460cc volume. This volume became common with the introduction of titanium clubheads. Titanium is much lighter than steel and therefore can have a larger size while maintaining traditional weight. This volume is preferred by the majority of golfers simply due to the fact that a larger head size corresponds to a larger "sweet spot". This is very important to average golfers because it is easier for them to make good contact with the ball.
This makes your swing dependent on rotation and will provide a smoother swing arc that will increase your control of the driver. Rotation is essential to hitting long and straight shots on the golf course. Because of the length and power of the driver small incorrect movements in your swing will translate into major mis-hits. 3) Keeping your balance is extra important with the golf driver swing. Again many golfers can get away with swaying leaning and tilting when hitting their short irons but have major problems hitting woods. At address your weight should be towards the toes of your feet not on the heels.
Also if you ever move too much laterally or parallel to the target line during the driver swing youll end up striking a fat shot. In a fat shot the club head typically strikes the ground first after which it makes contact with the golf ball resulting in a lot less energy being transferred to the golf ball and resulting in a much shorter shot. In addition if you have a tendency to squeeze your body or straighten your back while youre within your downswing it is going to lead to a thin hit or even a topped hit. If sometimes your hips move forward and backward or sideways then this may also result in a thin hit.