Hit Your Driver and Irons Straight for Beginners

Hit Your Driver and Irons Straight for Beginners


hey every body Danny Maude here thanks for joining us this week I’ve got something that will help you improve your ability to learn
the golf swing so much faster my wife’s just started playing golf and she’s doing
really well you know after lesson three she looks like this so she’s got a lot
of freedom in a golf swing she started to generate a lot of power she’s hitting
driver actually now 150 yards she’s fantastic after a few weeks but she’s
got some real common questions one of them is Danny why do I hit it all on the
ground I don’t understand why that’s happening or why does it go over there I
I don’t know why you know I can edit one beautifully straight one minute then it
goes over there I really don’t understand now
her ability to learn to problem-solve quickly will dictate how consistent she
eventually becomes and that is the same for yourself you’ll know the guys that
are consistent your golf club they’ve got lower handicaps is it because
they’re just not haunted than you it’s really not what they have is they have
an an ability to problem-solve much quicker and the reason why they’ve got
their ability to problems almost cookies they have more feel for the golf club
than you have they can feel when the Confessor is closed so they will square
it impact to hit it straight the problem is you don’t know if you like office is
open because if you did you wouldn’t allow it to happen and you would hit the
slice so in this week training what I’m going to do is I’m going to share with
you exactly how you can develop a feel a much better feel for basically squaring
up the clubface so you hit it nice and straight
also giving you a feel for the angle of the face so you start to hit it in the
center the club for so you get that better strike and also give you a feel
of the direction the clubs coming in so you don’t again hit it over to the right
or hit it over to the left all these things are really really important
that’s what we’re going to cover in this brief training before I go ahead and do
this stuff if you’re new to channel and this is one of your first videos please
consider subscribing I release videos just like this one every week to try and
help you improve your game so let’s get started you might be wondering this is
gonna work for your irons passing chipping driver but I’m gonna start off
with putting so I am I want you to grab or take the club
new most dominant hand I’ve got my right hand this is my right most dominant hand
I want you to think about this I want you to swing one-handed for a second
with your dominant hand I was always taught that the Golem was a left-sided
game for right-handed golfers which when you think about it now it’s just crazy I
tried to write left-handed or throw left-handed I just
I’m uncoordinated I don’t know about you and so if you can learn to kind of feel
the golf swing in your most dominant hand you must dominant hand is the most
coordinated work with that so I mind right you could do this by the way
exactly the same thing with your left hand if you’re left-handed but the first
you want to do is this I put a chair up here and all I got lower to do again
I’ll put an image up in this top right hand corner for you here I’ve started a
florist alone the first thing I’d do lorries make some swings with your right
hand right make some swings and try to hit that ball through this chair now do
you think she would roll the hands around here no it wouldn’t make any
sense do you think she kind of hit over here that wouldn’t make any sense either
so we started really small I said low just with your putter just feel where
Square is and hit the ball in line with the the chair now when she did this to
start off with she did it like this and her wrists were all flicking around and
because of that what she did was she hit the bottom of the face now the problem
is she didn’t realize that so I said to her right okay let’s grab some foot
spray this is just doctoring active get it from any of your local supermarkets
now what you got to do spray the face right and if you want to figure out what
you’re doing wrong in your golf single why certain things happen you’ve got to
figure out where you’re actually hitting it in the face of the face so I got a
hit in a few shots and she was didn’t start off great by the way she was kind
of flicking it and the ball was rolling along the ground just topping it
basically what she realized what there was no mark on the face she was
hitting down the bottom so what we got her to do is that right
stage number one you gotta learn to strike this so I got a lent I’ve got a
leaning the face forward just a little bit there that would give her an
increased chance that she was gonna hit it higher in the face and I said like if
your wrists are moving around all over the place
is that gonna make it easier or harder to square that face obviously it’s gonna
be harder right so she started off and she hit a few shots firm up the wrist
and that’s suddenly the strike got loads better now look a look at this now we
start hitting it higher in the face it’s a purist right so we said right okay
great you’ve got that sensation now what I want to do is take it to a wedge so
here’s her now taking it to a wade you know we again we took out the spray
because she needs some feedback as to what’s happening because if you don’t
spray the face the better players can feel I can certainly feel and I can also
hear when I thin the ball I hit it bottom of the club but some people don’t
have that level of feel right initially when you’re when you’re learning so what
you got to do I said spray the face and I said look
what would you need to do to this golf club to hit the face well she’s not
gonna have to lean it this way absolutely that’s how you have to strike
it so we’ve got herself set up put a hand in position and away we went
obviously like make some swings and straightaway you know she got a bit
wrist in she realized that so she said just firmed it up a little bit to
increase the likelihood that you strike it more consistently and a Presta now
what we’re doing here look at this now there we go
that’s the sweet spot pretty much right in the middle at middle of the club now
what we’re doing here is we’re developing a feel for the actual way the
club needs to move through impact now did Laura start often hit this
beautifully well no I’m gonna put some images here look if where she started
she was hitting it left and hitting it right but the great thing is she very
quickly just risk dominant hand learnt to develop the feel for what was square
so if we went nice and small initially no innocence no trying to hit it hard
I’ve done this drill with a few people and they start to hit it way too hard
too soon you can develop the feel like that so once you’re done I said right
now put your left hand on okay so you put your left hand on and what you’re
trying to do now is try to generate the same type of feeling now watch this your
people who often kind of flick it and one of you the Rams are going all over
the place well straight away when you’re trying to present
clubface nice and square the notice this the right arm here is has completely
lined up with a shaft it’s not over the shaft this is one signature of a lot of
good players so she puts the right hand on now she’s got some kind of feel in a
way she goes just a small initially just getting that feeling here and the first
thing she noticed here by the way was it jut the wrists just felt a little bit
firmer they weren’t as floppy as they were before but she added the left hand
in and she now I said that we’re actually striking the ground and she
noticed that she was striking the ground a little bit behind the ball no problem
now she’s recognized that she that’s right okay now just start to look at
striking the ball first whilst presenting the clubface square so she
builds it up it’s nice and simple just like that one after the other I said
great now we’re gonna take the chair away because we don’t want to smash into
it I said let’s do the same now with the driver so same principle she needs to
learn some feedback okay so where is it hitting in the face there okay where’s
it hit in the face if it’s going left is it curving level if it’s curving left
the face is closing if it’s curving right the face is open so she needs to
learn to present the clubface nice and square so same principle pick a target
very close to you by the way I know where we go now one of the key factors
this by the way isn’t trying to hit a target here what I definitely one of the
key that I didn’t realize at the time having something here to hit through the
width in about six to eight feet is far more important than trying to hit
something that’s a lot easier for your brain to kind of figure out it’s a lot
easier to kind of square something up to something you can visualize here then if
you try to visualize there see you again same with the right hand you develop
this feel first just with the right hand what he’s doing then you add in the left
hand vice-versa obviously if your dominant left hand you do the exact you
same with your left get the feel of it then you add your right and it’s
entirely up to you he’s and again just starting small to initially
to kind of feel the impact position because here’s the thing look at that
their look for stannis track the center of the face you will notice that your
glove club you’ll have some weird and wonderful swings but do you know what
those people seem to get it round of golf coaster honey some of the how the
hell can he get it round of golf cost me that type of swing and the reason being
they that person has a wonderful feel for impact they might have weird and
wonderful things going on here but do you know what they know what it’s
supposed to feel at the moment of truth coming down into impact that is what
you’ve got to learn to experience and they’re more importantly you have to
learn to measure it if you cannot figure out what you’re doing when you’re
hitting this golf ball how you’re supposed to fix it so Laura she could
have she can now identify where she’s hitting it in her face and she can set
that as a little target on hitting at the bottom let’s see if I can hit it
higher in the face oh the balls curving to the left let’s see if I can just
present the clubface square as opposed to here as a poster worrying about
what’s going on in the swing which can get very very complicated to go straight
in to what she can actually see and work on and then she trusts that the body
will work out the answer now once you started off and you started some to nice
small ones like this what we then do is is this is a little bit like hammering a
nail into a piece of wood you start off with some site as don’t yet just a few
gentle ones and then you go right I’ve got it then you can hit it harder no
difference with this once you’ve learned what it’s supposed to feel like on how
to hit that ball out in the middle how to square the club face up nice and
slowly you think right okay let’s take that now
I’ve got my few sighters unless just add a little bit of pace to this so it just
goes a little bit further and that’s just a little bit further still hitting
out the center but I’m now I did a bit of power and you simply build it up now
one word of caution with this be patient when I’ve tried this a few times people
they’re very quickly into this long swing and trying to hit it too hard
that’s not the purpose of this this is simply initially to get you feeling
where square is identifying it on the face
a sensation of it adding then the left arm in building it up slowly getting a
feel for impact once you’ve done that extend it like they’re your siteís
building the power and then all where you go that is how you start adding
control and building a fantastic swing around your dominant arm you work out
how the dominant arm works it’s more coordinate than the other one it will
really really really help hope you enjoy this training if you do give it a thumbs
up and maybe share is somebody particularly beginners a wonderful thing
for beginning goals show with some beginning golfers that kid it could
really help them and of course like if you’re new to a channel that’s one of
your first videos press that little subscribe button and the bell so I can
see you next week and don’t forget to pick up my free driver course which
you’ll see the link in the description but until next week
have a wonderful week

52 thoughts on “Hit Your Driver and Irons Straight for Beginners

  1. Danny as ever another good video. Its good to go back to basics, as a mid handicapper you forget them and slip into bad ways sothis drill will help to keep things stay consistent

  2. Do you think Daktarin know most of their sales are to golfers ๐Ÿ˜?

    I hit my irons fairly well but driver I hit out of the extreme hosel… All the time. I've broke 5 clubs in my short golf career so far…I haven't found a solution yet (but I've not yet watched this video). Let's see if it helps!

  3. Danny I really appreciate how you incorporated your Mrs. into the Video Iโ€™m considering getting the fiancรฉ on deck as well๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚ my biggest fault is how I can hit it 230 off the deck and then top or drag the club head the next the inconsistency is the problem for me and keeping my head down and not reviewing the pitch ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿฅบ๐ŸคฌStay Down!!! Thanks Danny

  4. Great video. Hitting behind the ball is my bad shot, trying to work on it though with some of your ball then turf drills. Buy some shades btw Danny! ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜€๏ธ

  5. My biggest fault is I hit the driver straight for first 8 or 9 holes then it starts drifting left (I'm left handed) causing me to aim right and play the fade. Great on dogleg left holes! However, frustrating

  6. Talc and asbestos often occur in the same geological formations. They naturally form alongside each other. But not every talc deposit is contaminated with asbestos. YMMV. If you're not going to get your spray can tested for asbestos content, use face tape.

  7. Helpful Danny & thanks…..I gave up golf a few years ago as I could not hit an iron shot( my driving was okay tho')….. I've just started going to the range again & with some hard work I'm striking my irons really well….but cannot get a drive away!…..back to the range!

  8. I've been doin this recently Danny played alot in my teens to a decent standard didnt play for roughly 25 yrs started bk playin 6 months ago and found my miss with driver was always high right yrs ago now with knee and bk probs and being 50 the miss was snap hook left gone from a natural fade to a hook loads of players wud luv this but for me it's been like learning the game all over massively frustrating but with these vids my scores are dropping very nicely hopefully by this time next year bk to single figures ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  9. Been putting right hand only for 8โ€™ and closer this year, putting improved. I shall take this technique to the driving range for wedges. I continually fight the right shoulder and right foot from generating speed in the swing. Sounds silly but feels like the right foot pushes shoulder out, (my explanation).

  10. How would you recommend doing this still for a left handed golfer who can only swing right handed? My dominant hand is my left hand however I can only swing right handed. Thanks for any help you can provide.

  11. Thanks a lot Danny..as usual a great video again!! One question…what kind of spray (brand?) are you using?
    Keep going…

  12. I believe all golf lessons should start with this drills. Understanding how the club face is squared at impact is an exercise I would like to visit and revisit to improve my impact no matter at what level I am playing. Good job Danny. You're numero uno.

  13. Another great video Danny,,,,,,I am always amazed at the dislikes, videos like these get,,,,not sure what they came here hoping to find

  14. This is ideal for all levels of golfers. Everyone should learn to hit short driver shots straight. Love the putter drill Danny, so simple & perfect for those extra long putts as well. Best of luck to your wife. Sheโ€™s got a head start with your guidance.

  15. Really like the idea of this drill! Like I mentioned before, you're a brave men for teaching your wife golf. Granted, you're a golf professional, but hopefully your "careful" training works well, because you know if it doesn't, You'll be "wrong." LOL!!!
    I have a tendency to pull the ball slightly to the left (RH Hacker). When I do get a decent, inside to out swing, the ball path tends to be lower than it should, but draws nicely. Also, have never been able to develop a good pre-shot routine That really sounds ridiculous, but can't seem to develop something that makes me comfortable??? Cheers,, Danny!

  16. Danny, this is not for beginners, this is basics for every golfer! I think many trainings begin with full swings and without knowing this feeling of square pressure, as it did with me. It took me 10 years of trying over and over and finally starting all over again learning how a square hit feels…. Another part of the puzzle. Thank you for teaching us Danny!

  17. G'day Danny, 1974 I'm between contracts, my father-in-law persuaded me to take up golf. He loaned me the clubs he took to India in 1936. I had a couple of lessons with the 'Pro', I was hooked. My next contract was in Iran. Base in Abadan, BP set up the town, with all sorts f amenities, including a golf course. Desert course with rolled sand fairways and oiled sand for the greens. No 'Pro' just a bunch of people giving tips. It has taken far too long to get those habits out of my game, swing every shot 'out to in' to get the ball up in the air. So, what you are teaching Lois is what I needed then and can still use now. Please thank your lovely wife for being put on international internet, one day Lois will beat you on the course. My wife took up the game and has more holes in one than me, was Ladies Captain and was on District Committee, those ladies get very determined.

  18. Have to many to mention . been working on them one at a time . Your video's have been a great help in addressing them …

  19. Another great video Danny. And your advice for showing it to beginners is spot on. These are concepts that make it easy for anyone to understand.

  20. Thanks Danny, I'll definitely try this next time I'm practicing. My biggest fault is consistency. I used to have a great power fade, but with the help of YouTube it's much less of a problem. Now I tend to pull it left more often than not.

  21. Great video. That's a lesson that anyone can try. Sometimes explaining it from the ground up is the best way to understand all the equations that come into play in this wonderful game.

  22. Dude, bringing your new to golf sweetheart into the awesome video training thing you have crackin is a marketing power move. My bet is she is/was a semi-shy Brit angel that had to be coaxed a bit to allow you to show her swing imperfections, yes? Assuage your fears sweetie cause I'm guessing that there are millions of amazing women just like you across all the incredible golfing countries/continents on this tiny rock who've tried golf, but have avoided it, do its beginner frustration…I would've quit if not for my neighbor who kept at me…..My thinking here is that if you stick with it, demonstrate improvement, and more importantly, have fun doing it, then maybe some of us (me) can use you as a testimonial and persuade our (my) better behalfs to come join us for a round โ›ณ๐Ÿป…"When hell freezes over" her words not mine ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ New to the channel, love it already.

  23. Danny I went to range today and as about. 20 handicapper, I suffer from in consistency off tee with driver. !I did this drill and got the powder spray and putter and wedge was fine. Went to driver and found that I was all over the driver face, esp near the hosel! Everywhere but the sweet spot!could draw a circle on the sweet spot and it was untouched! I tried to not make adjustments and keep collecting evidence and short swing.

  24. Iโ€™m a lefty and slice my driver a lot of the time and I hit my irons relatively straight. I think it has something to do with my stance being more over the ball when hitting my irons. Sometimes I can get it a little under control, but If I hit a bad shot itโ€™s always a slice

  25. To the Quik: Great Video, Danny! Great smile.
    To the Point: If the [Pelvis]…transfers the weight…of the Upper Body to the Lower Portion of the Body…"then"… the [Feet]
    [Cushion & Support the transfer of Weight]…to handle the [smooth or bumpy surface] your playing on! Why?
    It helps to improve your ability to learn [Balance & Motion] in Sports. i.e. Golf. Great job, Danny.

  26. You know what's really annoying? I heard about the footspray so many times. I was in three or four supermarkets specialized on all kinds of stuff from washing powder to toothpaste. They offered at least 20 different footsprays – from SCHOLL to XYZ.
    Result: ALL of them are labled "free of particles" "invisible" etc.
    Seems in UK they sell other types of this stuff.

  27. "Stepping back in tempo etc. really helps to "reset" when most of your swing got in disorder.
    My main problem is, that forwhatever reason I "get stuck" with my hips und don't rotate them.
    I HIT too mach and SWING far too less. It's not a physical issue, I am flexible enough.
    Fun thing: I do it during the test swings, but don't do it when I actually HIT the ball.

  28. Another great video Danny great work. loving these drills and they arent just for beginners working for me low hcapper. Back to the basics always works

  29. as a beginner ( 3 months playing) , this will really help over winter on the range, hopefully become a member and start improving next spring

  30. Great instruction here on how to learn feel for what the club is doing at impact. I just turned 60, just started the game a little over a year ago and thanks to your videos and ease of instruction I am seeing good changes in how I play. So thankful you clarified the instruction with the caveat "to be patient". Many thanks for the video and for your wife being a willing subject.

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