Ready to launch

Creating an efficient ball flight is key to maximising driving distance – and for many golfers this involves reducing spin and increasing launch angle.

A great drill to achieve this involves grabbing a towel from the bathroom and bringing it down to the practice ground or driving range.

Roll up the towel and place it approximately 2ft in front of the ball. From here let your instincts take over – your weight will shift to your right side a little more (for the right-handed golfer) and your shoulders will move to increase the launch angle you create through the ball. From here, make a few swings and adjust your positions to create a ball flight which maximises your driving distance.