As a golf fan, one of the greatest things you can witness is a player like Rory McIlroy smashing a 350-yard drive that flies straight and true. While it is true that Rory has certain unique moves that allow him to generate this power, there are some fundamentals to driving that we all need to learn.

In this section, we have collated advice from the Top 25 Coaches in the UK to help you with your set up, your body rotation, the resistance between your upper and lower body, the release, as well as a host of other key technical elements. This will help you hit consistently longer, straighter drives.

We have also put together tips on fixing the slice, curing a hook and a host of other faults that naturally creep in from time-to-time.

Driving the golf ball long and straight is one of the most enjoyable elements to good golf. With that in mind, let the Golf Monthly Top 25 coaches and world’s best players show you how it’s done.

How To Stop Slicing Drives

John Jacobs looks at how the club-to-path angle impacts start line, shape and how getting it wrong leads to slices

Driver Series Tips Driving the ball has become more and more important at both the professional and amateur level in recent years because ultimately the top players regularly compete on…

clear your hips

To create speed at impact your body must able to rotate powerfully through the hitting zone and so its imperative that you clear your hips for power drives. For some…

weight shift drill

Adopt this drill - devised by Golf Monthly Top 25 Coach Andrew Reynolds - to get your weight moving correctly through all stages of the golf swing

Golf tips: inject some power

Golf Monthly Top 25 Coach Kevin Craggs reveals how to increase your swing speed for improved power and distance off the tee

If you don't make a full shoulder turn your angle of attack into the ball could be too steep. The result - an ugly slice.