By Tom Wishon
No matter what, if this is you and your game, do not feel bad. You’ve got a lot of company out there on golf courses all over the world who also experience the same thing as they struggle with the driver.
In a nutshell, when golfers hit their 3- or 5-wood as far or farther than their driver, there are two primary reasons why. And the good news is they both can be fixed very easily so you can enjoy hitting the driver instead of approaching that tee shot with genuine lack of confidence.
1. Players who hit their 3- or 5-wood as far or longer than their driver are typically using too little loft with the driver for their clubhead speed.
You know, it’s a funny thing with the driver and its loft compared to the other clubs in the bag. With your irons, when you lower the loft angle of the clubhead, you typically hit the ball farther. In contrast, with the driver, you have to match the loft angle of the clubhead to the golfer’s clubhead speed to get the most distance.
In general, the slower the clubhead speed, the higher the loft of the driver must be to maximize distance. But for players with higher clubhead speeds, the loft of the driver has to be lower to maximize distance.
Confusing? I agree.
Let me use an example to make things…
Read the rest of what Tom has to say about Why Does My 3-Wood or 5-Wood Go as Far as My Driver in the June 2016 Monthly Handicap Improver here: