I have spent the last ten months trying to learn how to play this game. I wasn’t able to hit a driver at all until two or three months ago. I just couldn’t make consistent enough contact to ever have any sort of playable shot. Once I got over that hurdle, I had the worse slice imaginable. Now that’s fixed, and I basically have three different trajectories.
1. My most common driver shot starts straight and draws or hooks somewhere between 10 to 50 yards left. The draws are often playable, but the hooks are usually in the trees.
2. I can correct this by starting the ball more right, but this normally leads to me forgetting to roll my hands over through impact. So in this case the ball starts right and flies pretty straight.
3. If I find a way to get everything working together properly, I can get the ball started slightly right, and have it draw back to the center of the fairway. This is the shot my coach wants me to hit, and the one I am working hard to develop as my standard.
I have been borrowing a friend’s driver, which I have to return later this week. It is a Callaway Big Bertha 10° with ProLaunch Blue 65S shaft (2.8° torque, 64 grams). I choke down on this driver, and take an easy/partial swing. Today I was able to get onto a Foresight launch monitor at GolfTEC and here are what my baseline numbers look like.
Here is a high speed video of my swing with the driver:
Please give me your thoughts regarding what sort of things I should look for in my first driver. Hopefully, I have provided enough information to get some good feedback.