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krishmk

Driver issue - Low risers all the time

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I tee up high so that the equator of the ball is above the driver and I have 10.5 taylormade burner. I rarely get any elevation with my driver and always hugging the ground.. luckily I live in hot climate and ball rolls a lot. I would say my the ball flies around 200 yards and rolls another 30+ yards.

My 3 wood when I tee up gets me 250, 20+ yards more than driver. But my ego wont let me put the driver in the bag.

What should I do to get some elevation with my driver for a longer carry?

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Might be playing the ball too far back, might not have enough weight forward and stretching enough into the followthrough.  Take a look at the videos below.  Also play the ball off your left toe.

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Saw those videos and I know that my weight is getting stuck on the right foot is a big problem, kinda like falling backwards. When i get that moving forward i get good distance. I tee up against my left toe for sure.

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There are too many variables.

Could be your swing.

Could be the shaft (improper kick-point).

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Might be playing the ball too far back, might not have enough weight forward and stretching enough into the followthrough.  Take a look at the videos below.  Also play the ball off your left toe.

Not to be an a$$, but isn't the ball off the left toe subjective to your stance? Like if you had a very wide stance with your foot way past your shoulder, you wouldn't want to do this, right? I have heard this method and lining up the ball with a driver with your armpit or shirt logo. Just wondering which one is better, or if they're both fine.

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Not to be an a$$, but isn't the ball off the left toe subjective to your stance? Like if you had a very wide stance with your foot way past your shoulder, you wouldn't want to do this, right? I have heard this method and lining up the ball with a driver with your armpit or shirt logo. Just wondering which one is better, or if they're both fine.

Yes I like to see the ball in front of the left shoulder so the golfer doesn't have to change their swing (hang back) to have a positive angle of attack.  I think having the lead foot/toes as a reference point makes it more simple and easier for someone to measure.  It's a good first step and based on their feedback could lead to more advice/detail.  Since I haven't seen this person's swing and I'm just going off what they're telling me, I try to keep it as simple as possible.  What you're saying isn't wrong, just different layers of detail.  I'm guessing that any amount of ball forward will help the OP.

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This is tricky. I had the same problem. Thought it was my swing but that is a littke harder to change than equipment. I played around with some different driver/shaft combos at a local golf shop. I finally found one that gave me what I was looking for. An 8.5 degree with a grafalloy blue shaft with a low kick point. A higher degree loft gave me too much spin. I was able to increase the launch angle and keep the spin rate down. Added 20-30 yards on my drives and still kept a little rollout. You have to find what works for you.
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