Should You Choke Down On Your Driver?

Should I shorten my iron shafts?

A shorter club technically should improve control and accuracy.

A longer club technically should increase distance.

A club that is properly fitted in terms of the length of the shaft will maximize accuracy and distance..

Does swing weight really matter?

Simply put, heavier heads create more ball speed given the same swing speed which is why you see so many manufacturers making their club heads heavier. While the differences weren’t as dramatic as they were with speed, swing weight did have an impact on each player’s launch and spin conditions.

How much should I shorten my irons?

Any amount of cutting will slightly stiffen the club. It will probably go unnoticed if you take 1 inch or less off the club. Taking 2 inches off will change the flex of the club. If you are shortening irons, every 1 inch you shorten the club will make the iron effectively play 2 degrees flatter.

Why do I hit my 3 wood better than my driver?

Most players swing the driver faster, and the ball tends to go farther, so offline shots will go even farther offline with the driver. … A three-wood imparts significantly more backspin, which will help with accuracy most of the time, and it also helps with workability control.

Should I put a midsize grip on my driver?

Its fine. I have midsize through the whole bag. If you get a grip too big then it starts to get hard to hold it correctly and the shaft ends up too much in your palm and not enough in the fingers. If you have big hands its not an issue with midsize.

Does choking down on golf club help?

Choking down lightens the club’s swing weight and effectively makes the shaft stiffer. It also makes it difficult to hit the ball high enough for all situations.

Can you choke up on a driver?

Depending on the hole you are playing, the course you are playing, and whether it is a tournament or a leisurely round, then you may consider choking up on the club. It’s important to remember that, for most golfers, choking up on the driver is going to mean you will lose a few yards of distance.

Will a heavier driver hit the ball farther?

The greater the mass of the clubhead and the great its speed, the farther the ball will go. Unfortunately, the greater the clubhead’s mass, the slower will be its speed at impact. One can’t swing a more massive (heavier) clubhead as fast.

Do you use same grip for driver and irons?

Yes, you should use the same grip for all of your shots with the exception of putting. It is important to have a solid grip and one that returns the clubface to square whether you are putting, chipping, pitching, hitting bunker shots or making full swings with your woods or irons.

How far down do you grip the driver?

The amount that you choke down on the grip of the club is a matter of personal preference, but you will probably want to come down at least an inch or two from the top. However, be careful not to come down too far as the club will start to feel lighter as you keep moving down the grip.

What swing weight do pros use?

The swing weight of irons probably varies between D2 and D5 for 95% of Tour players. Most will be somewhere in this range. Players with high club head speed like Rory McIlroy or Dustin Johnson tend to be around D5-D6. Players with more average tour club head speed are around D3-D4.

What happens if irons are too long?

Physically, we reach maximum speed when our arms are “straight.” If a club is too long, prohibiting our arms from straightening out, then we will very likely decelerate into impact and the clubface cannot square itself up. Longer length does not mean farther distance!

Are shorter driver easier to hit?

It is easier to hit the center of the clubface with a shorter club than a longer club, therefore if you feel like you are struggling with your current driver here’s a few things you can try before you cut that driver down or order a new one. …

Why am I hitting the ground first with my driver?

Hitting the ground before the ball can have many causes. Among them are: 1) Hanging back or fall back with your weight onto your rear side through impact. 2) Releasing the club too soon.

What does a heavier swing weight do?

Here’s how it works: the swing weight of a golf club is measured on a 14-inch fulcrum that assesses the balance point of a club, which is displayed on an alphanumeric scale. The heavier a club “feels,” the more the club will tilt toward the club head side when balanced on that fulcrum.

Do pros use shorter drivers?

Probably. Everyday players are not as skilled as tour pros, so a longer shaft, while perhaps generating some more speed, also can lead to inconsistencies with your swing and wayward shots. A shorter driver shaft could lead to more confidence and finding the center of the face more often.

Do pros hit down with driver?

For the average amateur golfer, however, they don’t have the swing speed or resulting ball speed to be able to hit down on the driver. … So, the pros can hit up with driver, but they don’t have to because they hit the ball consistently with higher swing speeds.