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can't hit my driver again

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

 I've been golfing for about 6-7 yrs now. Had about a dozen lessons & have a nice iron swing and hit my fairway woods (5 & 7) good. 

 My driver I seem to be topping everything or coming outside to in & sweeping it left. Years ago I had my pro working with me and she said I'm not getting enough body rotation ( seems like they ALL say that when they can't fix it). She had me @ 1 point swinging (focusing) like a whole ball length behind the ball and it worked for awhile but annoys the crap out of me, I want to focus on the ball not looking 2" behind it @ a piece of grass. I was thinking of trying a 10 finger grip to get more sweep around and less wrist . I think i'm breaking my wrist too early or something. When I first started playing I was like most people, hit the driver ok but slicing. I hit 220-240. Does anybody have a similar experience or suggestion (other than seeing a pro) ?

post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by mattyboy View Post

She had me @ 1 point swinging (focusing) like a whole ball length behind the ball and it worked for awhile but annoys the crap out of me

 

This works quite well for me, I can have the clubhead as far as 4 or 5 inches behind the ball at address. This helps me to keep my head behind the ball preventing pop ups.

 

It was recommended here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnopJFvTa3Q

post #3 of 14

It often helps for me to shorten the swing with the driver.  I find especially with the driver there is a tendency for my swing to get too long and my arms separated from my body.  When I keep everything compact and rotating together I get much better results.

 

Try swinging the driver so that it feels as if it's a half swing (9-3 o'clock).  It will feel ridiculously short at first but you will be surprised at the distance you'll get.  Once you get the feeling of solid in-sync swing you can try adding a little more rotation to get more distance.

 

I don't think you need to focus your attention on a spot behind the ball, but you can alter your setup so that slightly more weight is on your rear foot.  This will move the center of your swing slightly back, allowing you to take the same swing as with all your other clubs, but contact the ball slightly on the up.

post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by mattyboy View Post

 I've been golfing for about 6-7 yrs now. Had about a dozen lessons & have a nice iron swing and hit my fairway woods (5 & 7) good. 

 

so why swing your driver differently?

post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by notsohard View Post

so why swing your driver differently?

Do you really believe that your setup (address) and swing is the same with both irons and the driver? If so, this is a bigger problem than what the OP is having.

 


@Mattyboy, can you take a video of your swing and post it?

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Originally Posted by Spyder View Post

Do you really believe that your setup (address) and swing is the same with both irons and the driver? If so, this is a bigger problem than what the OP is having.

 

 

 

Setup is different, swing is the same.

post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Spyder View Post

Do you really believe that your setup (address) and swing is the same with both irons and the driver? If so, this is a bigger problem than what the OP is having.

ok, lets play, once you are in your driver "setup".........tell me, commencing from the grip, then the takeaway, then transition, then the downswing.....what would be different than hitting fairway woods or irons?

post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by notsohard View Post

ok, lets play, once you are in your driver "setup".........tell me, commencing from the grip, then the takeaway, then transition, then the downswing.....what would be different than hitting fairway woods or irons?

...There's nothing to "play" with you, because you are wrong - period.


In regards to the OP, this should help you:

post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

 I don't swing differently, thats the problem. Longer flater swing w  driver. t's not the same. I will go to the range and try to shorten up my swing, play around. I'll post feed back , thanks.

post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 

nailed it ! nice video. I'll hit balls 2morrow & feedback

post #11 of 14

Awesome Matty, I'm glad that you found the video helpful. Let me know how you get at it. I have several other videos I can reference for you as well.

One thing you should definitely look into is YouTube and look up "Mark Crossfield" or "4golfonline". His videos are extremely easy to follow and his instruction is explained in great detail.

post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Spyder View Post

...There's nothing to "play" with you, because you are wrong - period.


 

please enlighten me if im wrong....like i said, once your in your "driver setup"...and the vid you posted did mention this..(stance and ball position).....whats different?

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by notsohard View Post

please enlighten me if im wrong....like i said, once your in your "driver setup"...and the vid you posted did mention this..(stance and ball position).....whats different?

The most important factor of the entire swing, the arc. Jesus bro, keep thinking the swing is the same and your HC will forever be "??". I have no patience for the little game you're playing.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Spyder View Post


The most important factor of the entire swing, the arc. Jesus bro, keep thinking the swing is the same and your HC will forever be "??". I have no patience for the little game you're playing.


no kidding numbnuts...the arc...well i'll be, the longer the club the bigger the arc...sh!t, i fell on the ground knowing that......now lets get back to my question....."commencing from the grip, then the takeaway, then transition, then the downswing.....what would be different than hitting fairway woods or irons?"

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