Originally Posted by jlh1508
... Spent an 1 1/2 hours at the range last night hitting 60 balls. 35 fantastic wedge and iron shots.
Then I pulled out the 5 wood and driver, top, top, shank, top, slice, top, slice, slice - felt like I couldn't even make contact with the ball and when I did it was bending 40 yards right. ...
Latest range problem = bad sequencing. Years ago I took lessons from a Div. II college golf coach in Oklahoma. One of his best pieces of advice: Practice your driver and FWs first. These are the most physically tiring clubs to use, so practice them first thing after you warm up a little.
Did you stop every 10 minutes and walk around a little? This helps keep you loose during practice, and out of mental ruts.
Also, make sure you're not overswinging on your takeaway. If you keep reaching your hands beyond when your shoulder turn stops, this throws you off-balance. Then, you have to manipulate your hands to get things back under control.
To get the feel back, tee up the ball and try some chip swings with your driver. Feel the left hand pulling through the ball in balance. Then, go to half swings.... then, full swings. Give it a try.