For many amateurs golf can be a very frustrating sport. They step up on the tee and are never quite sure which direction the ball is going to travel off of their club face. However the one thing that keeps bringing people back for more and more is the wonderful feeling of striking a ball flush from the middle of their driver. As an old Taylor Made ad stated "distance makes the heart grow fonder."
Perhaps the easiest way to add distance to your drives without changing any of the mechanics of your swing, is to change your equipment. Simply changing to a harder two piece ball with a hard outer layer will add approximately 10 yards to a well struck drive with best golf clubs. You will lose an element of control around the greens, but for winter golf or even a higher handicap golfer the change will be worthwhile.
One of the best golf distance tips is to never sacrifice accuracy for length. Hitting your ball a long way down the fairway means nothing if the shot is wild or ends up in the water hazard. For most recreational players, accuracy should trump distance. To gain some added yards, try angling your left foot (if you are right-handed). The hips are your primary source of power-although your hands hold the best golf driver and your arms swing it, your hips generate the energy you need for long shots.
Another tip is to have a square clubface on impact. When the clubface hit directly to the ball, you are assured that your shots will fly straight. The square position will allow your shots to go in great distance. Your backswing should start at the top and the square position will allow you to have a full backswing.
The trick to adding yards to your shots lies in club head speed. It may be true that players with more muscular strength have a slight advantage, but when a player tries to use his or her arms as the source of power, they often fail. Nine times out of ten, they end up allowing the club face of Ping G15 Irons to close or open, resulting in a hook or a slice and decreasing their distance. Avoid the urge to rip the ball.
I hope you found these tips useful and enlightening. Golf can be made out to be a very complex sport so I hope this demystified some of the technique required for generating more distance for your drives. Do not attempt to use more than one of these techniques all in one go. And most certainly do not take all these swing thoughts to the golf course. Your job now is to go to your local golf range with a bucket of balls.