Yes you can play golf without a driver. In fact many golfers find that they have more control over their shots when they don’t use a driver.
Drivers are designed to hit the ball as far as possible but this often comes at the expense of accuracy.
If you’re more interested in precision than distance ditching the driver is a good way to go.
There are a few different ways to approach playing golf without a driver. One option is to simply leave the driver out of your bag and only use woods and irons.
This will obviously limit how far you can hit the ball but it can be a fun challenge nonetheless. Another option is to use a hybrid or fairway wood in place of your driver.
These clubs are designed to have a similar flight path as a driver but with slightly less distance.
At the end of the day whether or not you decide to use a driver is really up to you.
Some golfers prefer to play with more control while others want to be able to hit the ball as far as possible.
No matter what type of golfer you are there is no wrong choice when it comes to selecting the right club for each shot.
Should Beginner Golfers Use A Driver?
For beginner golfers it is best to use a driver with a lower amount of loft. A lower amount of loft will cause the ball to travel a greater distance.
However for more experienced golfers using a driver with more loft can result in longer shots because the ball will stay in the air longer.
When Should You Not Use A Driver In Golf?
The following are general guidelines for when you should or should not use a driver in golf.
- When playing on a course with tight fairways use a less powerful club such as a 3-wood or 5-wood. A driver is more likely to send the ball off the fairway and into the rough.
- When there are obstacles such as trees near the fairway use a less powerful club. Again you don’t want to hit the ball too hard and have it get stuck in a tree.
- When playing on a course with wide fairways feel free to use your driver. Just be careful not to hit the ball too far and lose control of it.
Ultimately it’s up to each individual golfer to decide when they should or shouldn’t use a driver. The important thing is to be aware of your surroundings and make good decisions based on the course you’re playing on.
Can You Play Golf With Only Irons?
Yes. You can play golf with only irons but it’s a lot more difficult.
Most golfers use a set of 14 clubs which includes a driver 3 woods 5 irons and a putter. By using only irons you’re giving up the ability to hit the ball farther.
So unless you have a very good short game (ability to get the ball close to the hole from short distances) you’re going to score lower than if you were using a full set of clubs.
Do I Need To Hit The Driver?
The best way to hit a driver will vary depending on your personal swing and physique.
However as a general rule you should try to hit your driver as high and far as possible with a smooth and rhythmic swing.
Make sure you take into account the wind conditions before selecting the club you want to use.
If it’s a windy day you may want to consider using a different club that can better compensate for the wind gusts.
Always aim for the middle of the fairway and be prepared for some variance in distance depending on whether the ball is hit perfectly or not.