Assuming you're erring on the open side ?
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The ball would start high then balloon up from there.
I sprayed the face with Mark it and discovered that I was hitting low. Made some adjustments and hit towards the center. Still hit high. The mark it literature says that the teardrop pattern (slight scuff at the top) indicates that I am still hitting down. Even with the ball setup way forward I was hitting down. I flattened my swing such that the club was horizontal at the top. Still ballooning shots.
My shots feel even more solid than before they started ballooning, but I did try slowing my swing down and it did go lower. However the shots were still short.
I'm at a complete loss.
Just make sure that club head is "falling behind you" as you shallow the shaft on the downswing. Check that the club head is on or inside the hands at A6.
Note: I'm familiar with @Lihu's swing, reason for the specific advice.
I have read that only the driver, least lofted face, should be struck on upward arc. All others, even if on peg, struck with slightly downward blow. Driver, don't touch the grass and never a divot. 3w off tee, brush the grass in front of peg. 5w off tee, very short peg, clubhead slightly into the dirt, after ball departs.
I 'know' these things, find difficulty applying.
The driver was the same in both cases. 9.5° I believe. It was a 909 D3.
No. About 2" above the ground to the bottom of the ball.
Not any more difficult than otherwise. 200 RPM aren't going to matter much.
No. Why? Dave and I hit two pushes because we were trying to swing around 95 MPH. My first swing was 91. My second was 103. We were not used to trying to swing over 10 MPH slower with the driver, so we hit some little pushes. They were still in the fairway.
Is the reason you are trying to swing around 95 MPH to show what the advantage of swinging up for the average golfer who probably swings around that speed could be? I would still very much be interested in seeing the impact it is having on your regular swing as well if that is the case.
It would be really cool to actually see you in video while you take the two swings and the difference in the setup you go through for each one, it would be a much needed learning experience for a lot of people in my opinion. Maybe include it as part of the training videos of the Driver section in LSW?
I'm not sure what you're trying to ask but the point of what Erik posted was to illustrate the benefits of hitting up. The ball went 18 yards further with the swing speed staying the same.