Fit and Able: With top Irish PGA pro John Kelly of Harrington Golf and St Margaret's Golf and Country Club. To book a session call John on 086-8155248 or +353-86-8155248 from outside Ireland.
The key to hitting big accurate powerful tee shots is developing a good inside path on your downswing. To test your swing path place a stick just outside the ball pointing in the direction you want your ball to go. Simulate your swing checking that your downswing passes inside the line of the stick. A very common mistake is where a player goes “over the top” on the downswing, this type of swing passes over the outside of the stick resulting in a weak shot.
Here’s a great drill to help you develop a constant inside path. Place your drive cover just a couple of inches away from the ball. Play your drive as normal making sure you don’t hit the cover. This will help you develop a consistent inside path, resulting in more power and greater accuracy off the tee.
Filmed on location at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, Dublin