Day 8: How to Shape the Driver

Learn how to shape the driver off the tee to put the ball exactly where you want on every hole. Learn a secret of the pros that makes shaping the driver a piece of cake.

64x64
Julie
Should I hit the driver off the tee most of the time?
June 20, 2019
64x64
Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Julie. I would recommend using a tee with a driver all the time. Take a look at Proper Tee Height Video to find out optimal position.
June 20, 2019
64x64
Julie
O.k. Thank you
June 20, 2019
64x64
OC
Chuck I am new to your site but have observed your teachings over the years on youtube, only recently pulling the trigger on subscription. I'm not a bad player (been as low as 6 hcp now playing off 11) but my biggest challenge in recent years is with driver accuracy and consistancy. Can you advise where your videos are on driver setup, width of stance, backswing, downswing etc or are you advocating that all these remain the same as for irons except for ball position? Keep up the excellent work! Ollie
March 31, 2018
64x64
Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Ollie. Appreciate the pulling the trigger and opportunity to help. I would take a look at Proper Tee Height Video, Driver Launch Angle and Driver Setup Adjustments. The swing remains the same. Your goal is to adjust setup. Ball position, axis tilt, stance, tee height, etc. It will be explained in the videos I listed above.
March 31, 2018
64x64
ALEXEY
Dear all, Please advice the best videos to fix the driver and 3wood shots - I can't find a proper one on your website... I still feel a huge difference when playing with those long clubs and have absolutely unpredictable impact..! You said that the swing is the same, but with irons i feel already much more confident - thanks to rotary system))
November 22, 2017
64x64
Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Alexey. The swing is the same for all shots. The key is making the setup adjustments and allowing yourself to catch the ball at a different location in the swing. And, not trying to force the new location. Take a look at Proper Tee Height and How to Hit Fairway Woods Solid.
November 22, 2017
64x64
Mark
Ok I'm going to try some shot shaping to learn some control and consistency with my driver. As far as draw vs fade, is it just a matter of lining up the ball a little further towards the heel, or the toe of the club face at address (by standing a little closer or further from the ball)? Cheers!
October 9, 2017
64x64
Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Mark. Yes. But, the difference really shouldn't be that noticeable. Also, you can combine the same principles for curving an iron. However, tougher to get the driver face to behave correctly due to the mass. Not that it isn't doable though with practice.
October 9, 2017
64x64
Marcel
Dear Chuck, can you show us your driver swing in practice from the front and behind. I will compare it with my self-analyses. Really thanks in advance. By the way a great "amazing' ball striking videos. Hi Chuck, Is this not possible? I really like your swing and want to compare also with the driver. Thanks in advance, Marcel
September 7, 2017
64x64
Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Marcel. I answered under you reply below. Thanks for the compliments on the videos.
September 7, 2017
64x64
Jared
This question has little to do with the main slant this video, but, rather a comment you made in the video. I'm a little hung up, I think, on distance. My friends, too. I just started playing two years ago and have always been a long hitter (when they actually go straight). For example, when I'm playing "well" my 7 irons go around 180 to 185 yards. But I know I'm over-swinging and as I'm getting a little more technically sound (I have a long way to go) I've noticed that they're only going around 160-ish. But straight. So anyway, you made a comment in this video about a 7-iron going 160 and a 6-iron going 170. My question is how far does your stock 7 and 6 irons go, Chuck?
September 6, 2017
64x64
Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Jared. Chuck can hit his 7 iron tons of variable distances(0 - 200 yards). He has worked very hard on yardage control. I can't ask him right now due to the team having to evacuate Florida. But, from the years of me playing with him I believe his stock 7 is around 175.
September 7, 2017
64x64
David
Hi Chuck, First to compliment you on the quality of this video series. I gather from this video that the natural release of thje driver is more subtle than with the iron's and perhap's not as 'automatic' as with the more weighted head's and you suggest that the ball position on the face will give you the shape using a 'normal' swing. Since it does not happen automatically, do you have to make a conscious input with wrist rotation?
September 4, 2017
64x64
Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
The opposite is true. Because the driver is swung on a flatter plane the toe wants to release more naturally, but it all balances out so no change is needed.
September 5, 2017
64x64
Marcel
Dear Chuck/Craig, can you, Chuck, show us your driver swing in practice from the front and behind. I will compare it with my self-analyses. Really thanks in advance. By the way a great "amazing' ball striking videos.
September 4, 2017
64x64
Marcel
Hi Chuck, Is this not possible? I really like your swing and want to compare also with the driver. Thanks in advance, Marcel
September 7, 2017
64x64
Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Marcel. I will have to ask the team. Unfortunately, the team is evacuating Florida right now due to the Hurricane.
September 7, 2017

We're after one thing: Real Results - Real Fast. And that's exactly what our members achieve. And that's why they say the AXIOM is: Mind-blowing. Game changing. Revolutionary.

Check it out ...

Here at RotarySwing, talk is cheap and the proof is always in the pudding. Come see the massive transformations we can achieve together in your swing.

See for yourself ...

From beginner to pro, we have what you need to get you where you want to go.

See how inside ...

RotarySwing was founded out of frustration with the current state of golf instruction. Quinton knew a better way had to exist to learn this game we all love.

Learn more ...