There is one major difference between the proper swing for a driver, and for an iron. That difference is the angle of attack. The angle of attack refers to the angle at which the club is coming at the ball into impact. For irons this angle should be steeper, as to help get the ball into the air with lots of spin. With the driver however, the angle of attack should be very shallow, as the club is designed to sweep the ball off a tee.You should never make a divot with your driver….. Ever!
Here’s a question for you, do you have sky marks on the top of your driver? Is there dirt on your driver clubface? If so, I’ll bet $100 you pull it too. The reason? You’re coming over the top. The dreaded over-the-top move creates a steeper angle of attack, and thus makes hitting a driver difficult.
Try this drill out that helps to shallow your angle of attack and reduce your over the top move. Set up normally to a teed up golf ball, before swinging have a friend place another golf ball on the opposite side of your teed ball. Swing back focusing on sweeping the second ball straight back along your target line for as long as possible before completing your backswing and hitting your shot.