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Coach's Corner: Driver Set up

February 2018

Jack Nicklaus said once that “the success of any shot is made up of three components…50% setup, 40% mental, and 10% motion.” Here are some tips to help your driver setup position.

I am sure you have heard that you have to “hit up” on the ball with a driver and that you have to hit the ball “from the inside.” If you setup correctly, like Mr. Nicklaus said, this will be a lot easier.
I want you to take a look at the PGA tour player and I will point out a few key points of his setup. This is called the “reverse K” position. 

1) Ball position off of your lead shoulder
2) Head behind the ball
3) Slight tilt of the trail shoulder down

This setup will help you stay behind the ball, hit up on it and hit from the inside. Make sure you keep that head behind the ball when you swing!

I hope that this helps and if you would like more help with your driver, go see your local PGA professional!

Coaches Corner Brad

The Coaches Corner is brought to you by our Oaks Course Golf Pro, Brad Patton. Brad is the Lead Staff Instructor and PGA Assistant Golf Professional. He has real a passion for golf and instruction, and has been part of the Oaks Course team for several years.

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