By Kiel Christianson
The driver is the longest and lightest club in your bag, and this combination can make for some quirky swing habits – even ones that don't show up with other clubs.
One problem for lots of amateurs is taking the driver back too far on the inside, sort of wrapping the club around the body. And it's a killer of a swing flaw, affecting direction and power.
In this swing tip video, Martin Hall, Director of Instruction at the Ibis Golf Academy, shares a drill he learned many years ago from none other than Seve Ballesteros. Hall demonstrates how to cock the wrists before taking the club back. The effect is one of getting the hands to move back but the clubhead to move up along the proper path.
It'll take some practice to get used to, but if it starts to feel right, you could even incorporate it into your real swing (as some Tour pros have done when injured or working on swing changes).