Jason Day, already one of the third longest driver on the Tour used a new driver to win the BMW Championship in Chicago. The TaylorMade M1 Driver

Keep in mind, the latest driver can be expensive when they first become available. You can also check the price on the driver Jason Day used for some time,  the TaylorMade SLDR Driver.

Get More Distance

You don't have to be strong to hit it farther. 

The laws of physics tell us distance is determined by your club head speed. Watch this video on how to increase clubhead speed by holding the club loose while turning your lower body faster by driving your right knee into your left leg. 

The Swing Speed Radar device used in this video published by Paul Wilson Golf is available on Amazon


​​You can get the Sports Sensor Swing Speed Radar device through

Amazon. It has a small microwave Doppler radar sensor for measuring

golf or baseball swing speeds and calculates clubhead or bat speed

within a range of 20 to 200 miles per hour. It positions about 8 to

10 inches from tee or suspends from a batting cage or net.  The

transmission level is well within FCC requirements and prescribed

safety levels and its powered by 3 AA batteries; ideal for both players

and coaches/instructors.

​Also, one of the greatest golf coaches of all time, Butch Harmon, says: "The number one rule is to position the ball." What's the position of the ball when driving it? "Inside the left heel and even with your shirt logo. The key is to remember this and keep monitoring it." 

Assuming you know all this, If you want to hit it farther to make the long par 4 or par 5 holes shorter and the greens are easier to reach follow these basic steps: 

  • Use your driver. It's designed for distance.
  • Tee the ball so the top edge of the driver face meets the ball at its midpoint and play the ball forward in your stance. 
  • ​Take a wide balanced stance and start your back swing with your left arm relaxed but straight as you transfer your weight to your right leg then move your weight back to the left as you begin your downswing. ALWAYS (you know what I'm going to say) Keep your eye on the ball the entire time. It's the timing of the swing and the weight shift from right leg to left leg that makes the difference in distance, whether your young or old.​​

Today's technology also allows you to exactly determine which club/shaft/degree of loft fits best with your swing to deliver the best trajectory and most swing speed for you. See our Clubfitting page for more radar devices.

Have you ever read  Wikihow's "How To Drive A Golf Ball?"  It's been read over 500K times. Its simple and straightforward and very good to know if you're just starting out. Nothing difficult here.