cross my heart and hope to die, the only thing since taking up the game i could do well and consistently was my driver, i rarely missed fairways,...............it was the shank/top/slice,....followed by a guaranteed 4 putt that always destroyed me.
A big thing of my game now is to be as honest as possible with myself, shoot what i should shoot and dont shave anything, or delude myself with fake stats or distances, my game has improved alot for that.
infact my main golfing buddy is infactuated with my driving (prior to a week ago) that he asked me to teach him?!?!?!?!?! i declined as i feared i would screw his game being a 24 capper and not knowing the mechanics
grip is certainly not weak, had lessons a few weeks ago and the pro asked "where did you learn that grip?, its excellent!".........id actually learnt it two years prior from the pro this person had replaced lol
you have come back to the same conclusion my buddy keeps banging on about, flat swing...........
PS: no offence regarding the 24 capper comment,
Originally Posted by bunkerputt
No offense here, but 24 handicap and you could really rip driver straight hitting as hard as you want consistently? I'd say getting honest about your actual performance, i.e. fairway % is a first big step. Simply straight push means draw/hook swing with a bad grip or clubface manipulation on the backswing. Check your grip and see if it's too weak. Then check your hinge on the backswing and see if it rotates the clubface drastically open. The clubface will tend to open slightly on the downswing, so if you are leaving your arms suspended in the air instead of pulling them down in concert with your transition it will exacerbate the problem. You can't close the clubface if your arms are trailing way behind your torso on the downswing. There are a number of causes of this, but a big one is too much rotation combined with a swing plane that's too flat and a grip that's too weak, the grip likely a compensation for the poor body mechanics. That's all wild guesses without a swing to see though.