A drive is a long-distance shot played from the tee box, intended to move the ball a great distance down the fairway towards the green.

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The driver is the lightest, longest club in your bag and will produce the most club head speed and ball speed. Learn how to hit your drive longer.

What you need to know: The driver is one of only two clubs in golf intended to hit up on the ball.  You need to know how the Angle of Attack of your driver works to maximize your distance potential.


  • How can I hit my drives longer?  Yes, when you improve your swing index.
  • Is a draw shot better for my drive?  It depends on a number of factors such as wind and the shape of the hole and the landing area. Draw shots generate more topspin causing more run out on the fairway which can be advantageous. Ideally, you should master your swing and be able to shape the ball as you please.
  • How far can Tiger Woods Drive it? Tiger once hit a 498-yard drive on the 18th at Kapalua during the 2002 Tournament of Champions, which remains the longest drive in PGA Tour history.