Should you adopt a longer driver? Here’s the golden rule to know first (

It’s gained widespread acceptance at this point, but it’s important, so why not re-emphasize the point: If you’re trying to shave shots off your handicap, the fastest and best way is to hit the ball longer.

There are lots of ways you can gain distance: From building up strength to altering your technique, to simply swinging faster. And then, of course, you could simply use a longer driver. But if you go that route, beware. Your center contact may not be quite as good, and your misses need to stay in play for a longer driver to be worth your while.

As the Titleist Performance Institute’s two co-founders, GOLF Top 100 Teacher Dave Phillips and Dr. Greg Rose, explain.

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