The driver is one of the toughest clubs to make perform consistently. It’s length, bulky head, and low loft makes it the easiest to mistime and go off line.
The lower the loft on a club, the greater the potential it has to curve. Also, since we are going the furthest, the geometry would suggest it requires a great deal of clubface control.
And the potential for mishits would give us the most lost distance! Overall there are so many things that can go wrong – we just can’t hide behind a driver like we can with a 9 iron.
But performing at our best, consistent long straight drives make us feel like we are Gods of Golf, Kings of the World – there is no better feeling than having complete control over the golf ball!
So if you’re struggling with your driver, it’s always best to return to basics. Grip, setup, and alignment are the three big areas as these tend to lead to sloppy mechanics. Not to say that you can’t make a bad swing from a perfect setup, or have one bad ‘death move’, but making the correct driver motion becomes easier once your fundamentals are on track.