How to Increase Driving Distance in Golf

In practice as a veterinarian for nearly three decades, Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Price currently treats patients at the Elmhurst Animal Care Center in Illinois. Dr. Prince is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association. In his spare time, Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince enjoys traveling and playing golf.

There are several ways to increase one’s driving distance in golf.

Don’t grip the club too tightly. One misconception in golf is that the tighter one grips the club, the farther the ball will travel. Many experts recommend that the grip should not be tighter than a “5” on a scale ranging from 1 to 10.

Keep the head down. One of the most important things for golfers to remember is to keep their heads down until after they have completed the swing. Lifting one’s head too early changes the club head’s angle of impact to the ball, which in turn can affect driving distance.

Position the feet correctly. In order to make direct contact with the ball, golfers should position their left foot directly beneath the left shoulder and at a 45-degree angle. Additionally, the left shoulder should face in the same direction as the intended target.