My Solid-Strike Driver Keys
Favor tempo over speed
When it comes to hitting solid drives, the secret is to swing within yourself. I know that sounds like a cliche, but it's true. If you swing at 100 miles per hour and hit it on the toe, you won't hit the ball as far as you would with an 80-mph swing that catches the ball in the center of the clubface. My average clubhead speed with a driver is 118 mph. That's fast, but I can and sometimes do swing faster. However, that's also when I tend to miss cuts.
1) Practice Swings
When you make practice swings on the tee, think "tempo" first. When you watch me make practice swings on TV, notice that I never make them at full speed. I'll make a nice, controlled move back and through. I'm not practicing for power, I'm practicing for balance.
2) Do A Chin-Up
It's easy to get bunched up when you set up with your driver, since the club is so long. Hold your chin up, and keep it there. If you bury it into your chest, you won't have room to swing through impact. Your right shoulder should work under not into your chin on your downswing.