Tour Striker Golf Academy – How To Launch Your Driver – Martin Chuck, PGA

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David Lin says:


Eight month after commented your video I still have question on the down
swing sequence. You would agree the down swing starts with lower body,
torso, then hands. I am confused how the hands can get lower than chest if
we follow the down swing sequence?

dteng sf says:

Hi Martin,
Great video. Having the swing thought of my cheat lagging the actual impact
helps prevent me from coming over the top. Does this driver tip also work
for irons , hybrids and fairway woods? Thanks. David

James North says:

When I use my ‘nice’ swing I’m able to duplicate what you are doing in this
video. However, when my animal instincts take over, and I really want to
crush one, it feels like I’m snapping my wrists through the ball and the
golf shaft is not able to keep up. The shaft is therefore left open and I
get a banana ball. Is this a matter of practice, timing and technique to
master, or is there simply never a place feel this snapping through impact

Sam Quint says:

Great drill. The arrow for where your chest “feels” like it’s pointing is a
fantastic visual. I have used the setup before where the lines are painted
on the ground with a straight target line and a 2nd line angled out to the
right (like it’s pointing to right field) representing where you should
feel like you are swinging towards. While the idea is good, I feel this
visual is much more effective because simply keeping your chest pointed
towards the X forces you to swing from the inside whereas with the other
visual I always felt a bit like I was trying to guide the clubhead, if that
makes sense.

Ha Tien says:

Hi Martin,
Would you cast if you drop the driver to early like the way i understood or
may be i misunderstood. Please explain,.

Jancen says:

I really need some help with my driver swing. The biggest problem is my
follow thru and finish. When I practice swing, a have a good follow thru
and finish and I can hear the swoosh on my driver. However, when there is
a ball in front of me, I decelerate big time before impact and I stop my
swing right after impact with the shaft parallel to the ground. No
complete finish no matter how hard I try. This is driving me crazy as I’m
losing a significant amount of yardage. Please help me on this once you
get the time. Thanks in advance.

fxdeee says:

martin, i managed to self taught myself to play golf. at one point, i was a
five handicap. wanting to get better, i took lessons, watched videos, read
magazine, and spent a lot of times getting confused because i was so
overloaded with complicated information. i don’t have the free time that i
used to anymore, but i was able to play better and better every week
because of your tips. clear and straight forward!

Frine F says:

I agree. Very helpful instruction. Works for me.

Tour Striker says:

This is one of our favorite mini-lessons on driving. To get a more
effective strike and the potential to start hitting baby draws, check out
this video and post your questions for us!

Tour Striker Golf Academy – How To Launch Your Driver – Martin Chuck, PGA

David Lin says:


Are you saying on the down swing, we should move our arm downward first
then rotating our upper body; including chest? 

Frine F says:

Yes I tried this and it worked for me. Practice more into net then take it
to range then the greens. Thanks for this Martin

Hieu Dinh says:

I like this video very much. The explanation is clear, and the
demonstration is also crystal clear. Thanks for taking the effort and time
to create and post this. I shall apply your instructions to-morrow on the
range. Great stuff, Martin.

Dennis Kinkade says:

Martin,I agree with Gene below.I think I get what you are saying here,and
how to feel it.Should I be using this same method/feeling with all
clubs/shots,or just with the driver?

Barry Hall says:

This video has transformed my driving, it just shows you can still improve
even at the age of 70! In fact, I have found Martin Chuck’s videos so
helpful I now feel I understand what I have to do to achieve an optimum
strike with my irons in all types of situations. I am not saying I can
always do it correctly but at least I now fully understand the mechanics of
the golf swing and how to present the face of the club to the ball to
achieve the best result. Thanks for your help! Barry Hall in the UK

eric crew says:

This is great stuff Martin, I love the way you look at the golf swing.
I’ve also used looking at a spot, like where you have the x, as a method
to get the correct path. I know how heavily you emphasize weight left with
the irons but what about the driver. Where should the weight start on the
driver swing and where does it go left? I have a good path but have
trouble “hanging back” with the driver.

Colm McCaffery says:

Great stuff Chuck, clear and easy to follow as ever – here’s to a great
year of playing in 2014

John Kirchgessner says:

Thanks Martin. Great tip. I really appreciate how you take something as
complex as the golf swing and show us some easy to understand changes to
improve it. Today on the golf course I focused on the inside out path with
my driver and it really helped – I’ve come close to eliminating my slice.
With the driver I am hitting a slight fade – so I still have some work to
do. However with my iron shots, the club path in very steep, sometimes so
much so that the club head is buried in the ground and I can’t complete the
normal follow through. Any thoughts about typical causes of a steep swing
path with irons?

MiniBlueDragon says:

Genius idea and explanation of the slice phenomenon. Would this drill also
work for push-slices due to face angle being open at impact or only ball
flights that are starting left of target due to club face being closed at

Merry Christmas from the UK. :)

prorobo says:

Great stuff, Martin!

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