Driver Basics For Longer Straighter Golf Shots

  • Published on Mar 21, 2018
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    How would you like to hit longer driver shots? How do we enhance our driver basics? For those looking to increase accuracy, this video on Driver Basics For Longer Straighter Golf Shots is for you. We have the golf swing and your total game broken down to the 5 most important keys in our Top Speed Golf System. In this video we'll cover accurate distance driving principles, while improving key fundamentals! Start having real control of your game. Be able to hit any shot in golf! We’ll teach you.
    I look forward to working with you much more in the future with Top Speed Golf. Good luck with your golf.
    Clay Ballard
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Comments • 411

  • Cody Haar
    Cody Haar 7 hours ago

    The animations really helped. Good touch.

  • Tom Williams
    Tom Williams 11 hours ago

    My biggest problem was always tailing shots off to the right, after watching this i now understand to start the motion of turning my body/hips 2 foot or so before striking the ball whereas before i would straighten at the strike off ball

  • mark94555
    mark94555 2 days ago

    Lol the "terrible shot" seemed like a nice fade to me

  • Kurt Cameron
    Kurt Cameron 2 days ago +1

    Wow this is one of the BEST golf videos I have ever seen! So much good info! Thank you!!!

  • Amanda Clevenger
    Amanda Clevenger 3 days ago +1

    Hey your is Amazing and you have great talent in your video

  • Calviño - Ladanaj Arquitectos

    Really great lesson, thanks!!! from Argentina

  • Bill B
    Bill B 7 days ago +1

    Great explanation. I can tell you're a good instructor. You make it look so easy. I tend to try to swing with my arms rather than my body. Can't wait to practice these tips later. 👍✌️

  • qorgusdlr
    qorgusdlr 8 days ago +1

    i really like this guy's swing...

  • qorgusdlr
    qorgusdlr 8 days ago +1

    i really like this guy's swing...

  • ben gurion
    ben gurion 9 days ago +1

    This lesson is useless for lefties. Terms are only for righties

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  9 days ago

      Hi Ben, sorry you found this useless. We don't have any left handed instructors. We do our best to use terms like "lead" and "trail" but we aren't perfect. Hope you're playing great! Quentin | TSG Instructor

  • asilmarilau
    asilmarilau 10 days ago +1

    Can I ask what the big black netting/cage thing is abutting the house, visible at 3:38? Very curious. Thanks!

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  9 days ago +1

      Hi, it's a screened in area. It's very common in Florida. Helps keep bugs and debri out of pools and blocks some sun. Play well! Quentin | TSG Instructor

  • Jerry Fitzgerald Royal
    Jerry Fitzgerald Royal 11 days ago +2

    Very Informative video. It has help me immensely. Thank You!

  • P Boy
    P Boy 13 days ago +1

    Good video.

  • Julius Evans
    Julius Evans 13 days ago +2

    I had my wife record my driving this weekend at Top Golf. Comparing my swing to yours, I am in serious need coaching. Thanks for the tips. I'll search for a pro ... or park my clubs in the basement!

  • Andy Bewsee
    Andy Bewsee 13 days ago +1

    The release part has always been the hardest for me. I forget to roll my hands over, and next thing you know I'm in the fairway, on the next hole...Thanks so much for this video! Will try all of these tips today in my league.

  • presley charles
    presley charles 17 days ago +1

    Beat explanation I have come across! Thank you!

  • Steve D
    Steve D 17 days ago +1


  • Rocket Roy
    Rocket Roy 17 days ago +1

    Oh Man!!! you barely look like you are trying and you still hit it 300 plus yards....amazing.

  • PanSlayerA
    PanSlayerA 20 days ago +2

    Golf isn’t this complicated, give us noobs some tips. 6’ 0 215lb. Beer drinker, weight lifter, weekend golfer. Shorten this bitch up.

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  18 days ago +1

      Hi, this video and probably our whole channel is not intended for beginners. This may not be the right fit for you. Play well! Quentin | TSG Instructor

  • Sheamus Walsh
    Sheamus Walsh 22 days ago +1

    Is that the king and bear golf course in Florida

  • Stephen Underwood
    Stephen Underwood 23 days ago +1

    Awesome lesson

  • Dylan Carroll
    Dylan Carroll 25 days ago +1

    Honestly the best golf tutorials out there

  • K Hayes
    K Hayes 26 days ago

    i want to play golf but left handed clubs are too expensive

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  26 days ago +1

      Hi, usually you can find left handed clubs on a serious discount. Hope you can find some. Play well! Quentin | TSG Instructor

    • Michael Detwiler
      Michael Detwiler 26 days ago

      eBay and yard sales. They'll practically give you a left-handed set at a yard sale.

  • vishal shah
    vishal shah Month ago +1

    You are a lifesaver. After following your tips, my slice has virtually disappeared. Now I just need to control my fade and my direction. Thank you for the amazing lesson Sir!!

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  28 days ago

      Hi Vishal, thanks for sharing. Glad you enjoyed the video and it helped. Play well! Quentin | TSG Instructor

  • OulyG'z93
    OulyG'z93 Month ago +2

    Wasn’t expecting this channel to be that good

  • Pete W.
    Pete W. Month ago +1

    Eat your heart out, Lee Trevino videos!!!

  • murd777
    murd777 Month ago

    It would be more interesting if you're doing all that SHIRTLESS! UHMMMMM

  • AVChannel Inc.
    AVChannel Inc. Month ago +1

    Clay is definitely one of my go to Golf Instructors on RU-clip! Highly Recommended!👍👍👍👍

  • Hugh Yearwood
    Hugh Yearwood Month ago +1

    Thank you for this and your other videos, Clay. Your explanations make so much sense and they are clear and easy to follow. As
    Jose Miguel Gonzalez said in a previous comment, thank you for putting your work at the service of us all.

  • Patrick Burns
    Patrick Burns Month ago

    Got to tell you, I am impressed. I can at times hit the ball well, but I have never quite understood why my club speed doesn't reach its potential. I have been doing "the framing square" - immediately setting up that structure and holding it and there lies the problem. I am hoping that one of your videos focuses just on grip.

  • Ken Barber
    Ken Barber Month ago

    Thank you Clay... I had stopped playing golf 6 years ago due to a shoulder injury. Shoulder is now back to normal and I am hitting solid straight drives and irons. You are by far the best golf instructor on RU-clip since you demonstrate and explain in a way that is so easy to understand. My average drive is now around 280yds which isn't bad for a 67 year old retired golf course superintendent! Thanks a million..... Ken U.K

  • Coach11Bravo
    Coach11Bravo Month ago +1

    Thank you so much for your explanations and visuals! Makes so much sense and way easier to follow and practice. Keep up the great work

  • ADHD Golf
    ADHD Golf Month ago

    Why would I want to hit the ball strait.. That is boring.
    With my ADHD son who has an autistic trait (does not had the full spectrum of autistic traits) of locking in on static things killing the flow of his swing, an alignment stick simple does not work. We had to do it differently. We had to keep everything dynamic...

  • cashman61068
    cashman61068 Month ago

    cheers mate clean and clear!

  • Ed Frimmel
    Ed Frimmel Month ago

    so god

  • jamsjr44
    jamsjr44 Month ago

    Great explanations! My club head speed is 113 but I have way too much slice. This video will help a lot!

  • Josh Kersman
    Josh Kersman Month ago +1

    I'm sixteen. i started playing two years ago every now and then. this video is probably one of the most helpful things ive seen for driving.

    • Josh Kersman
      Josh Kersman Month ago

      @Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard the only thing is. I tried and I cant get it right. It did elreally help. But not perfect for me. 8m sure i just need to practice it more.

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  Month ago +1

      Thanks Josh!

  • Ben Martin
    Ben Martin Month ago

    What shaft do you have in that driver? UTS? Similar swing speed for me.

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  Month ago

      Hi Ben, I think it's the ProForce V2. I would recommend getting fitted by a reputable fitter to see what works best for you. Play well! Quentin | TSG Instructor

  • Brad Harris
    Brad Harris Month ago +1

    Outstanding video!!

  • K N
    K N Month ago +1

    Great lesson thank you 👍🏽

  • Dakota Lake
    Dakota Lake Month ago +1

    Wow, terrific video, I wish you were the pro at my golf course!

  • Ben Hodge
    Ben Hodge Month ago +1

    Awesome video
    I got second at a drunken tourney thanks to these tips.

  • Jon Wright
    Jon Wright Month ago +1

    just started playing golf at 52 ,using my dads old ping eye clubs ,your videos are great, many thanks from Ireland

  • Rocket Roy
    Rocket Roy Month ago +1

    More awesome videos. Thanks great Karma for you.

  • Comet 1211
    Comet 1211 Month ago +1

    This is awesome!

  • Nate Apps
    Nate Apps Month ago +1

    he say put your front foot a little bit more to the right about 1 min 28seconds in, but its not clear what he means? move it a couple of inches forward so its closer to the stick on the ground which it right on the screen? or does he mean turn your foot closer to the right? also he says close your stance? what does he mean bring your feet closer together? or does he mean instead of your feet point out slightly to make them straighter? is that closing your stance? its not clear? hes saying it but not pointing out what he means?? can please someone advise me thank you.

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  Month ago

      Hi Nate, sorry for the confusion. Closing your stance just means that your closing your body to the target line a little bit. If you drew a line from the toes of your trail foot through the toes of your lead foot then that line would be pointed right of the target if you're right handed. I hope that helps. Play well! Quentin | TSG Instructor

  • Adam Krysowaty
    Adam Krysowaty Month ago +5

    You are an incredible teacher. Thank you!

  • John J
    John J Month ago

    no good ...swing

  • Laurits Nielsen
    Laurits Nielsen 2 months ago +1

    Is that a Taylormade driver in a Titleist head-cover?

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  2 months ago +1

      Haha...yeah. You gotta have head covers to match your bag...right? ;-) Play well! Quentin | TSG Instructor

  • itsDabby
    itsDabby 2 months ago +1

    Use the club house club for the newbies who dont have clubs

  • ET2 Carbon
    ET2 Carbon 2 months ago

    What is that software edit flight scope

  • Aaron F
    Aaron F 2 months ago

    I feel like 1 out of 3 shots from my driver actually go straight. Stick to irons?

  • Tom Tran
    Tom Tran 2 months ago

    I noticed that you have. UST V2 shaft all your drivers. That shaft is more than 10 years old. Is there a more modern profile for you, Clay?

  • Bernie Solomon
    Bernie Solomon 2 months ago +1

    My First Attempt at League Golf, or any type of golfing more than once a year , wish me luck!

  • Ethan Kim
    Ethan Kim 2 months ago


  • Miguel Montoya
    Miguel Montoya 2 months ago

    Makes me want to try golfing haha

  • Kev F
    Kev F 2 months ago

    Nice video, now to apply these. Im looking for distance.

  • Andrew Kim
    Andrew Kim 2 months ago +1

    Clay, your videos actually make me want to start golfing again. Love your videos, thank you!

  • Jose Miguel Gonzalez
    Jose Miguel Gonzalez 2 months ago +5

    thank you for putting your work at the service of all, we learn a lot with your teaching

  • Rich Jones
    Rich Jones 2 months ago +1

    Great video(s). Great for help and refresher. I've sent your info to a friend who's son is interested in learning more about golf. I can only do so much for him, but you will help him a lot. Thanks and lQQk forward to seeing more videos. ~ Rich

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  2 months ago

      Hi Rich, thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed the video. Hope you're playing great! Quentin | TSG Instructor

  • Ben
    Ben 2 months ago +3

    Seriously, these are some of the best instructional videos I have ever watched. All your videos have helped me work through my swing issues. Great job!

  • John
    John 2 months ago

    You never hit it FURTHER you hit it FARTHER

  • Ross Sutherland
    Ross Sutherland 2 months ago

    Pros make it sound and look so easy, ability and confidence are wonderful tools to have, sadly for the average club (14 handicap) that is not always the case

  • Tourista Campbell
    Tourista Campbell 2 months ago +1

    These golf swing secrets and techniques “Jοmtοzο kaha” (Google it) cover the golf swing in terrific detail. The guide’s grounds for its advices are the tactics and secrets of professional golf players from world competitions. I have read 1/2 of this book and also the ideas are excellent. I`ve scored 3 straight low 80s rounds after reading through this particular e-book.. .

  • William Waller
    William Waller 2 months ago

    I wished to learn about appropriate Golf swing and the “Jοmtοzο kaha” (Google it) was the first guide I selected. They utilize essential info such as your arm length, height, shoulder width, and club length to make a model ideal for you. The lessons have been very useful, allowing me to lower my handicap from a twenty two to a 15 within the last year.. .

  • Joe Palma
    Joe Palma 2 months ago

    I know your focused on swing and stance but how important is the grip? If I have bad grip and following your swing I still slice.

  • luttrwe7688
    luttrwe7688 2 months ago

    Absolutely crushed that drive @5:09 lol 300 in the air

  • Phil Hofman
    Phil Hofman 2 months ago

    The problem with most pro tips is that they don't define what a "release" is. If you would explain that in more detail you'd help a lot more golfers.

    • Israel Mena
      Israel Mena 2 months ago

      You should probably sell your clubs if you still don't get it lol

  • Kevin Ngo
    Kevin Ngo 2 months ago

    Awesome video, thanks so much

  • Chris 09
    Chris 09 3 months ago

    Most important thing is ya gotta look good while out there.

  • Michael Mitchell
    Michael Mitchell 3 months ago

    Great video you explain everything well and great presentation.

  • Daniel Cruiser
    Daniel Cruiser 3 months ago

    Amazing lesson. Holy Cow you’re good at splaining things for us dummies to understand. Well done! Keep me coming! Really enjoyed it!

  • Ebarch 13
    Ebarch 13 3 months ago

    Alls I got to say is your the man!! Thanks dude

  • Jeremy Raber
    Jeremy Raber 3 months ago

    What kind of flight scope do you use? and can you get it on play store?

  • the good life!!!! My hobbies

    Ur the man.. u made it so much simpler than 5 guys trying to explain it to me yesterday lol.

  • dejardains letallec
    dejardains letallec 3 months ago +3

    hi clay im an ex hockey player i really struggle with slice and high spin lol thank you for this video it gives me something to work with!!!!

  • Kjca
    Kjca 3 months ago +2

    Your bad shots are better than my good shots 😂

  • David Haworth
    David Haworth 3 months ago +1

    super clear, off to the range to try it

  • Ramon Yap
    Ramon Yap 3 months ago +1

    Thanks for sharing this instructional driver basics. This really helps a lo in my game.

  • T Wood
    T Wood 3 months ago +1

    Outstanding explanation. Very helpful Thank you

  • Tokin
    Tokin 3 months ago +1

    Hey i broke my left shoulder about an 1 inch or 2 below the joint and the bone overlapped one another so my left is alil shorter than my right and i always slice. any tips on what to do? i could upload a video if that helps but please ive been struggling with my drive and cant find anyone on here or anywhere to help me out!!

    • Tokin
      Tokin 3 months ago

      @Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard also thank you for replying, I've been trying to find someone to help me out and it's been a year literally before someone actually replied lol

    • Tokin
      Tokin 3 months ago

      @Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard it is kinda hard for me to control that kinda then top bone overlapped the bottom bone when it broke and healed that way so I dont have full range of motion, I golfed today 9 holes and shot a 47 which it's my first time out this year but I did have one good drive of 243 yards kinda straight lol dont remember what I did though cause I was in alot of pain but idk do you have any tips on really how to control the down swing or even the up but mostly the down swing

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  3 months ago

      I would recommend searching our channel for slice videos. You have to swing more in to out with a face that is more closed to get the ball to not slice. Best of luck! Quentin | TSG Instructor

  • John Doe
    John Doe 3 months ago

    5:09. You start with a sway back...

  • johnny james
    johnny james 3 months ago +2

    Played golf for the first time this weekend im hooked goin as much as i can. This vidieo helps...

  • joel toenjes
    joel toenjes 3 months ago +1

    This worked phenomenally! Thanks so much for the video. By far the best I’ve watched

  • Jeremy Rindahl
    Jeremy Rindahl 3 months ago +1

    Simple to understand. Like it

  • Michael Libert
    Michael Libert 3 months ago +1

    I shake my fist as I watch your 330 yard driver shot! Haha great lesson

  • Hj Aviation
    Hj Aviation 3 months ago +4

    This really helps out! How do you get that club and ball telemetry?

  • karoly santiago lengyel serralde

    Good tips, also what is the name of the app that you use to record all that data

  • Wang Elaina
    Wang Elaina 3 months ago +1

    I liked your explanations. It helped me a lot.
    From United States

  • Henry Chang
    Henry Chang 4 months ago +1

    Hi Clay, the video is helpful for me and I'll follow your instructions to practice. By the way, what kind of system or app to check those parameters (distance, spin speed... ) showing in your iPad? Thank you.

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  4 months ago

      Thanks Henry! The app is for the FlightScope. It connects to our FlightScope and just displays the date. Hope you're playing great! Quentin | TSG Instructor

  • Jacob Adams
    Jacob Adams 4 months ago +2

    Hitting it to high with driver it’ll hit and stop

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  4 months ago

      Hi Jacob, it sounds like you're getting too much spin on the ball. This will cause the ball to balloon and not roll out much. I would recommend trying to hit more up on the ball to reduce spin. Play well! Quentin | TSG Instructor

  • Laurent Schmitt
    Laurent Schmitt 4 months ago +2

    Hi Clay, I'm french and it's just amazing how clear your explanations are!!
    I just discovered your videos and I'm already totally fan of them.
    Keep going with this clarity and charisma, it's just perfect.
    1000 Thx for what you share for free, somewhat crazy when really thinking about it ;-)
    Laurent from France

  • LUTERO10
    LUTERO10 4 months ago +1

    Excellent golf lesson, deeply explained , perfection is your last name, congratulations

  • Dan Bebikh
    Dan Bebikh 4 months ago +1

    You look like Jordan Spieth

  • John Walls
    John Walls 4 months ago +1

    Thank you!!! I've been playing for years, and I have basically no distance because I can't create that lag. Somehow I'm about a 12-15 handicap...mainly because I'm good on and around the greens. This is by far the best video I've seen!! Going to begin working on the mechanics you provided immediately

  • Bob
    Bob 5 months ago +1

    Great instruction Clay just a swing thought I have is rotation of the hips, body in the down swing leading the arms, hands, club creating lag and club head speed without too much effort, what are your thoughts on how to create good swing /good rhythm on the first tee?

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  5 months ago +1

      Hi Bob, sounds like you're on the right track. Proper sequencing is really important for rhythm and balance. I recommend going to the range to develop that sequencing with a dozen balls or so. If you don't have a range available then do it with practice swings hitting a tee or leaf. Play well! Quentin | TSG Instructor

  • Wealthy
    Wealthy 5 months ago +5

    Been watching this video for 2 weeks. Found that my swing is more accurate when I am parallel to the stick, anyway this video is fenomenal!

  • Louis Gonzalez
    Louis Gonzalez 5 months ago +2

    I unknowingly started this video in 0.5x playback speed. I was like, "hold up.. what's going on here..?" 😂 He sounds like a very drunk instructor 🤣

    • Louis Gonzalez
      Louis Gonzalez 5 months ago

      @Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard I just picked it back up after a 10 year lay off. I haven't played since high school, so these videos are of tremendous help.

    • Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard
      Top Speed Golf - Clay Ballard  5 months ago +1

      Haha...he does! Hope you're playing great! Quentin | TSG Instructor

  • Zyama Poberezhskiy
    Zyama Poberezhskiy 5 months ago +1

    The Best

  • David Richardson
    David Richardson 5 months ago +1

    What app is that to know your club head speed and all that?