1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://golf.about.com/cs/golfterms/g/bldef_drive.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Drive

By

Definition: The "drive" in golf is what starts any par-4 or par-5 hole. "Drive" refers to the first stroke played from the teeing ground on longer (as opposed to par-3) holes. The stroke is most often played with a driver, hence the term "drive," and almost always using a teed ball. A drive may be played with any club in the bag (although we don't recommend using a putter!), and 3-woods are also fairly common to use on drives. A golfer might even choose to drive with an iron if he or she is putting a premium on accuracy rather than distance.
Related Video
How to Hit Long Drives
Correct Posture
  1. About.com
  2. Sports
  3. Golf

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.