or Connect
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Pro Shop › Clubs, Grips, Shafts, Fitting › Offset or no offset driver?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Offset or no offset driver? - Page 2

post #19 of 29

Re: Offset or no offset driver?

Originally Posted by clearwaterms View Post
If you are hitting a 10.5 degree driver with a closed face and you are hitting it high, I fear that it is a swing flaw. In most cases a closed face club causes the loft to be less, but because you are opening the club face 3+ degrees it you are adding a bunch of loft. I recommend you spend your $100 on a few lessons to try to work out your swing flaw and then pick up your regular club.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!!!!!


The best $100 you'll ever spend.

You will open up the door to all sorts of fun on the course. Fairways hit % will directly contribute to lower scores (unless you are Tiger...somehow he can spray it and make birdies.....amazing).

Summer is here and the rough is up....placing a premium on finding the fairway.
post #20 of 29

Re: Offset or no offset driver?

Originally Posted by umpiremark View Post

Meanwhile, back at the original post in this thread ... I've been building my own clubs for a number of years. Places mentioned above, i.e. Golfsmith, Golfworks, Dynacraft, etc. all have high quality standards. So assuming the clubhead is of inferior quality/construction and therefore forces a poor swing, i.e. push, slice, hook is incorrect.

What happnes a lot is people see these heads for less than 100 bucks, buy a shaft someone said was a "good" shaft and toss on a grip. "Whalla, I got an FTi knockoff for 125 bucks!!!" The head is so poorly matched to the shaft, the grip, shaft length, flex and torque are not considered and the club has a poorly designed swingweight/dynamic weight ratio. Tiger Woods couldn't hit a club so poorly constructed.

People building (or buying) clubs need to know a lot more about club dynamics, construction, swingweighting, etc. to understand how to put a club together. My guess (having no idea) is that the shaft, head, grip and length of your "knock-off" is a pooly matched set.

You can't just buy a club (off the rack or something built) and expect it to work. You need to know something about clubs, your swing, etc. in short: get fitted.
i am not certain if you are agreeing with me or not. but I do agree that putting a golf club together is very simple, picking the right parts and getting everything to fit a players swing is much more difficult.

I have put several sets of clubs together over this past year, and read / absorbed alot of material. THe chief thing that I have learned is that an expert club fitter is a very difficult job.

In this case the Original poster has choosen a very closed club face with a low launch shaft. Higher launching (lower bend point) tend to help mask slices, but in the end a head and shaft can only do so much and the swing is what will generate the most impact on the travel of the ball.

In the end, no matter how much money you spend, you can't buy a game.

It's always the indian and rarely the arrows.
post #21 of 29

Re: Offset or no offset driver?

Originally Posted by Dub View Post
The best $100 you'll ever spend.
One thing of note. GOlf lessons are like therapy. The $100 just gets you in the door, you will need lots and lots of lessons before you are finished.
post #22 of 29

Re: Offset or no offset driver?

Originally Posted by clearwaterms View Post
One thing of note. GOlf lessons are like therapy. The $100 just gets you in the door, you will need lots and lots of lessons before you are finished.
Not after seeing the videos of his swing. He's really close to nailing it down nicely.

I'll bet a couple of basic lessons and he's off and running strongly.

This guys is gonna pound the ball miles down the fairway with just a few tweaks.
post #23 of 29

Re: Offset or no offset driver?

In my opinion and offset driver teaches you bad swing mechanics.. And when I bought my neutral I hit them bad.. still do lol
post #24 of 29

   I'm new to golf. Just started playing a few months ago. So I don't know a lot about golf. But I do have a thought about a offset driver.

  If a guy like me is slicing on 50% of my tee shots. I'd have to agree with a lot of others. Stick with a neutral driver, and to learn and correct what's wrong with my swing. Because that's what I want. A perfect swing. But if a offset driver is suppose to help me from slicing do to a bad swing. Can a guy still use one while he/she is trying to correct his/her swing? If so when a guy got his swing right. Would he/she start drawing or hooking all his/her shots with a offset driver? And then can you go back to a neutral driver and be able to hit straight with no slice? Just a thought.

post #25 of 29

Buy an adjustable driver, then you will have the best of all worlds.

post #26 of 29

  I like the idea of a adjustable driver. I been looking at some online. But that brings me to this question. What do I choose? The type with a adjustable sleeve? Or the type that you move the weights around?

 

                                                                            Thank you.

post #27 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by short iron View Post
 

  I like the idea of a adjustable driver. I been looking at some online. But that brings me to this question. What do I choose? The type with a adjustable sleeve? Or the type that you move the weights around?

 

                                                                            Thank you.

I personally like the Titleist setup with the sleeve where loft and open/close face are independent.

 

I had good luck with the Titleist 910 + 913 - just try to get fit for the appropriate shaft - it made a huge difference for me.

post #28 of 29

I went to a 913d2 and the fitter helped me configure it.  Great choice.  I get a much more consistent flight.  I've no readjusted my 910H's to similar configs.  A lot easier than my old TM w/ the weighting system, which was a PITA to change.

post #29 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by umpiremark View Post
 
Meanwhile, back at the original post in this thread ... I've been building my own clubs for a number of years. Places mentioned above, i.e. Golfsmith, Golfworks, Dynacraft, etc. all have high quality standards. ... 

... My guess (having no idea) is that the shaft, head, grip and length of your "knock-off" is a pooly matched set.
 

Often Golfworks will recommend a shaft for their driver head. It helps to get a shaft within that shaft band (see four-character playability code).

 

Best of all, as umpire said, get fitted - even for component clubs.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Clubs, Grips, Shafts, Fitting
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Pro Shop › Clubs, Grips, Shafts, Fitting › Offset or no offset driver?