Golf Driving: 5 Tips to Increase Driver Distance

January 19, 2017


Driving distance in golf is as important as a pitcher throwing strikeouts in baseball – the more the better!

In every golfer’s bag, the driver holds the most prominent position among them all. It is generally the club used to begin most holes and is responsible for giving you the distance and accuracy needed to be successful. To increase driving distance, you need much more than just an expensive club – you need technique, fitness, and practice.

The most common question that every golfer has about driving is, “How can I increase my clubhead speed and hit the ball father?” Many golfers believe that holding their lag angle longer or increasing their shoulder turn might unlock the key for longer, straighter drives. Although these things may improve overall distance for some, it is not enough to make a significant difference in everyone’s game.

Here we’ve found the top five keys that will benefit every golfer and help increase overall driving distance for all playing the game.

1. Todd Kolb: 3 Common Distance Killers for Driver

In this video, PGA Professional Todd Kolb reveals the most common mistakes golfers make in their golf swing and are leaking power and lose of yards.

Learn more about Angle of Attack, moving off the golf ball, and poor transition in this video by Todd (find more information on Todd on his website) Avoid these mistakes and you can easily increase your driving distance, and start out driving all your golfing buddies.

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2. Importance of Lifting Your Heels

Alex Fortey, the visionary behind Art of Simple Golf, will give an important and easy golf tip that will help you increase swing speed without swinging harder or faster.

Being in good shape and strength is important, but letting your body work naturally is the key to hitting longer and more consistent drives. Here Alex (check out more about Art of Simple Golf) gives a step-by-step explanation on how to increase driver distance with basic golf principles.

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3. Increase Driver Distance by Shortening and Syncing Up

In this video, PGA Director of Shangri-La Golf Club, Rob Yanovitch, educates golfers with one basic technique that will help them achieve a better and longer drive with ease. 

As most people want to hit the ball further and straighter, here Rob teaches how to achieve these two components with one principle that will eventually increase your driver distance (learn more on this website). Rob teaches the importance of centeredness of contact, which is hitting the ball in the middle of the clubface, accompanied with a couple other tips.

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4. High Swing Speed with Clay Ballard

Clay Ballard, PGA Professional at TopSpeedGolf, trained for one month in hopes to increase his swing speed to 125 miles per hour.

With work and proper training he reached the 126.6 MPH in short time. In this video he refers to 125 series, which trains golfers with a month-long program, to help them increase driver distance. He discusses the good and bad things he learned in the series, and what steps he took to achieve his goals.

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5. Tip to Hit the Driver Longer with Paul Wilson

Most people want to hit the ball farther with a higher clubhead speed.

Paul Wilson, Instructor at IgnitionGolf, explains the best advice to help you achieve this increased clubhead speed is momentum. Here Paul explains a balanced shot with ideal shoulder turn, lag angle, and swing speed, to achieve the best driver distance.

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With these amazing videos and talented PGA professionals, you get the best and most important tips to increase your driver clubhead speed and in the process improve your overall game.

We hope they help you!


  1. Interesting discussion based of the swing. Do you think the drivers make a difference. For example, the Callaway XR 16 is highly rated i.e. but can a driver really make huge gains?

  2. Most beginners assume blunt force is the single most influential factor in determining driving distance, but in reality, it’s just one of many factors.

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