The longest club in your bag takes a somewhat unique swing to get the ball started on line. Couple that with the unique fundamentals of the stack and tilt golf swing and there are a few additional places you can go wrong. The following 3 tips are straight from Plummer and Bennett on how to hit a driver with the stack and tilt golf swing.
Driver Tip #1: Keep your hands ahead of the ball.
This is a pretty universal concept. Most players will try to hit a draw by stopping their hands and “releasing” their wrists. All that does is add loft, and create an out to in approach to the golf ball. This results in a a high (aka shorter) pull or pull-slice. To hit a draw you need to keep your hands in front of the golf ball and approach it from the inside.
Driver Tip #2: Release your hips after the slide
Your hips will only slide so far until you lose speed and sacrifice distance. In order to continue a powerful move through the golf ball you need thrust your hips upward. It will maintain power through the golf ball and allow you to complete the swing. It is a power move seen in a lot of other sports, including baseball.
Driver Tip #3: On the downswing, flex spine away from target
This coupled with the hip thrust creates a lot of power for your driver swing. When your spine starts to move backwards it will tilt away from the target. A full body release includes the hip thrust, spine straightening and fully extended arms through impact. All of this together creates a power move through the ball. When you have made a full body release your rear end should feel like it is tucked underneath your upper body.
One of the knocks on the stack and tilt golf swing is its sacrifice of power due to no weight shift. These driver tips specifically add more power to the swing in order to make up for the absence of that weight shift. Coupling power moves with the enhanced consistency might explain why the stack and tilt golf swing has risen in popularity so quickly.
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