Tip Tuesday: Do You Have the Right Angle of Approach?

Want to hit the ball farther off the tee? Brad Kirkman from the Dustin Johnson Golf School at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, S.C. explains how properly setting your angle of approach can help you gain distance.



Let’s examine angle of approach. In our first video, our student basically had a descending angle of approach – in other words, he hit down on the driver. Think about it like an airplane landing.

In the second video we examined, our student had an ascending angle of attack – he hit up on the driver. Think about it like a plane taking off.

It can make a huge difference in your ability to gain yardage. It can give you a higher launch and lower spin. Let me suggest you set up for success – here’s a drill!

Simply hold the club on your chest and on your belt, get in posture, and then try to make the shaft hit your front leg. By doing so, you see the tilt that I’m getting into that will give me the ability to hit up on the golf ball.

If you’d like to examine more ways for you to increase your yardage, call us at the Dustin Johnson Golf School!