How to Aim Your Driver and Find More Fairways

How to Aim Your Driver and Find More Fairways

You can completely transform your golf game simply by knowing how to aim your driver. 

You’ll put an end to your slice. You’ll find more fairways. And you’ll shave strokes off your score. 

But you don’t need me to tell you the value of knowing how to aim your driver. You just need me to tell you how to get it done.

I’m about to do exactly that. In fact, I’ll give you three key strategies for setting up the perfect aim for a nice, high draw. 

But first, I want to clarify why this particular club has been giving you so much trouble in the first place. 

The Shortcut to Better Aim With Your Driver

Here’s the quick-and-easy answer for how to aim your driver:

Get a better driver.

Don’t worry—the next few tips will help you aim better with the driver you’ve already got. But I’m sharing this tip because you need to understand that the design of your driver affects your aim.

In fact, many of the issues you have with your driver may not be your fault.

See, traditional drivers are designed with super long shafts. This puts a lot of distance between your eyes and the ball, which throws off your perception.

They also come with a rounded clubface, which means the clubface angle changes depending on your shaft angle. This is another detail that’s tough to eyeball from so far away.

Finally—and inexplicably—most drivers don’t come with any markings to help you judge the orientation of your clubface. You know how your putter has that nice line in the middle of the crown to help you visualize the path of your clubhead? 

Odds are good that your driver doesn’t have that.

So why are the big clubmakers designing drivers to be nearly impossible to aim?

Frankly, it’s because they’re not designing them for the everyday golfer. All those features that make this club tough for you to control help professional golfers perform at the top of their games.

I wanted to see what it would look like if someone designed a driver for older, casual golfers. So I teamed up with legendary club designer Josh Boggs. Together, we created the VLS Maxvert 1 driver.

You can learn all about the Maxvert’s senior-friendly features here. For now—since this article is all about how to aim your driver—I’ll just tell you about that this driver has:

  • A shorter club shaft for easier control
  • An active hot striking surface designed to be ultra-forgiving on miss-hits
  • Draw-biased weighting in the clubhead
  • Shaft shift technology that has the shaft entering the clubhead closer to the center of gravity (Translation: It’s easier to control the orientation of the clubhead throughout your entire swing.)
  • A Fairway Finder Alignment Guide—three crisp lines navigation down the center of the crown to help you line up your shots accurately

If you’re not ready to replace your driver, here are a few other tips to improve your aim on the tee.

How to Aim Your Driver With Some Help From Your Club (Any Club)

If you have a Maxvert, use the center red line on the Fairway Finder Alignment Guide to aim your driver. 

Don’t have those guiding lines on your driver? Not a problem. You can make your own using a permanent marker or a piece of tape.

You can probably guess what to do next. When you set up to take your shot, make sure your guide is aiming along the target line.

How to Aim Your Driver by Adjusting Your Feet

Once you’ve got your clubface aimed correctly, you’re ready to get your feet into position.

I recommend starting with your feet together, the golf ball centered between them. When your feet are side-by-side, it’s easier to visualize your toe line. That line shows you if your feet are open, closed, or aimed straight to the target.

I always recommend a slightly closed stance when aiming with your driver. This means your toe line will aim slightly to the right of the target if you’re right handed, left if you’re left-handed.

Once you have your feet in position, step them into their regular position, careful to maintain the aim you’ve set up.

Once your feet are in place, you’re ready to look at your upper body.

How to Aim Your Driver by Adjusting Your Upper Body

As I mentioned, I highly recommend a slightly closed stance when you’re aiming your driver. 

The same goes for the shoulders. You want to make sure your lead shoulder is just a bit closer to the ball than your trail shoulder. This position promotes an in-to-out swing path, which ensures good, solid contact and will help you hit a high draw.

If your shoulders are open, you’re pretty much guaranteed to swing it out and across. That’s the recipe for a slice.

And That’s It!

These tips may seem simple, but the truth is, aiming your driver doesn’t have to be that hard…

…especially when you’ve got a driver designed around your swing. 

Want to learn more about the Maxvert driver? You might as well, considering it comes with a no-questions asked 30-day money-back guarantee. (Pristine condition not required!)

Click here to discover all the features of the Maxvert and snag your own.

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