Many people get confused about hitting golf ball using a driver. Driver is used for long drives and the majority of golfers using the driver, is the most difficult thing in golf.
Most golfers use other clubs quite well but struggle while using driver. I had the same problem but by following good tips and simple systems of swinging the club, I have succeeded in using the driver for long hits.
Positioning the ball is the very important aspect for using driver. Putting the ball very much behind when will not get the result you want after using the driver.
Generally the ball should be played across the front heel, straight. A good position of the ball helps to make definite contact using the square face of the driver, very often.
The second aspect is that you should not try too hard to swing and fail as you completely miss. Most golfers in doing so are out of their shoes on the drive and it goes nowhere near where they wanted it to go. This method more often is the method to hit back shots very fast.
Professionals like Ernie Els have a swing which is only about 80% of their hardest hit. By reducing the effort, the swing becomes smooth and at the same time produces tremendous tee shots.
After attempting several ways of swinging, you should decide on one that you can believe to be giving the best benefits. Even while learning the fundamentals of golf, you should keep a goal or a particular method in mind, on hitting the golf ball using driver and developing the golf swing. The swing that you develop and use should be simple enough for consistent use. You should also be able to trust it for using when you are under pressure.
Personally my game improved when I began to follow the tips. If you try them, it should help you too or at least lead you to something else that ends up working for you.