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Peter Walsh: Picking a Driver

Now that the weather is beginning to cooperate and state golf restrictions are lessening as we move forward it is important to get the right clubs for the season ahead. 

The one club most people care about is the Driver.

if your in the market for brand new driver, Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist and Cobra are four of the most popular drivers in the game right now.

Remember used clubs work well too as the technology from a few years ago is still pretty awesome.

The two most important factors when choosing a driver, in my opinion are:

1.   Shaft flex – get the correct flex for your golf swing. This is the most important, as the flex in the shaft will affect how far you hit it, how much height and accuracy you get from your tee shots.

2.   Loft of your club – Having the correct loft will affect the height and accuracy of your tee shots. If you think about loft in this way “the more loft on your club will result in less side spin being transferred to the ball on your poor tee shots. 

Callaway is among the top branded drivers.

Too much side spin is what contributes to throwing your ball off path, especially with you driver.”

 If you have an adjustable driver, set it too the highest loft and as you become more comfortable with the results adjust down to maximize your distance and control.

Peter Walsh currently serves as the Head Golf Professional at Kings Crossing Country Club.  Prior to Kings Crossing Walsh was an assistant Golf Professional at Cape May National Golf Club in southern New Jersey under Pro Emeritus Skee Riegal, 1947 US Amateur Champion, 1951 second at Masters to Ben Hogan and Head Golf Professional, Russell O. Davis Philadelphia PGA teacher of the year.

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