This week’s lesson comes from PGA Professional at Millicent Golf Club, Darren McLoughlin

All too often I see amateur golfers at set up with their head in an incorrect position for their driver. The position of the head at set-up is critical as it can affect the shoulder and spinal rotation.

The photo on the left shows the incorrect position with the neck at 90' to the ground

On the right I have shown the correct head position, with my neck tilted to the right . By doing this you can see the left shoulder is now higher than the right, with the head tilted to the right , but importantly, still in line with the spine angle.

Ball-Position2Another vital component of the driver set-up is the ball position. As, you can see from the photo my ball position changes due to the club being used. For the driver, because we are looking for maximum distance, the ball should be placed just inside the left heel. Playing the ball in the correct place takes no athletic ability, you just have to remember to monitor it. Get it right, and your driving will improve immediately.

Contact Darren on 086-1713465 or by email at and check out Darren’s blog


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