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.