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October 05, 2009
For me, hitting a solid drive is all about extension. When I extend my hands and arms away from my body in the backswing, I usually hit it pretty well.
I try to swing the club flatter going back without getting it too far to the inside. When you're tall, the swing can get too upright.
I have just two simple thoughts with my driver: Get my left shoulder behind the ball going back, and release the club through the ball.
The first thing I do is check the clubface: I want it to be closed. Then I just turn my left shoulder behind the ball and turn through, making sure my right shoulder clears before I lift my head.
The key for me is to stay connected during my takeaway, and then to feel my triceps on my chest as I turn through to a finish.
First off, I'm just trying to hit it straight. For me, it's all about staying still with my lower body. I want to keep my legs from moving too much during the swing.
I try to feel like I'm swinging my left arm over my right shoulder on the backswing, and then I just let it go.
Lately, I've been playing bad ... and worse! The one key that usually helps me with my driver is to concentrate on taking the club away slowly.
My biggest challenge is innate, the animal inside that makes me want to go after the ball hard, that wants me to be aggressive. I have an aggressive gene inside and just want to go get it, causing me to swing at the top instead of letting gravity rule and accelerating through the shot.Swing Sequence: Marcus AllenMy game With Marcus Allen