3 Tips to Drive a Golf Ball Further and Straighter
1. Select the Right Driver
Huge advances in driver technology have been made in the past few years.
One of the important factors is loft. Sir Isaac Newton invented the branch of mathematics known as the differential calculus in the late 17th century to calculate accurate trajectories for cannon balls and it still applies to golf balls today.
Loft is the angle that the driver's club face makes to the vertical lie of the golf ball as it strikes it.
If you have an older golf driver, it will probably have a loft of 7 or 8 degrees.
A modern driver, as well as being made of higher technology materials, will have a loft of somewhere between 9 and 11.5 degrees, including half-degree graduations.
10.5 degrees seems to be the sweet spot for most average players. It will get the ball into a nice trajectory that gives maximum distance coupled with increased accuracy.
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