I have been the high school golf coach at our school for a number of years now and have come across an issue with a player I am just scratching my head over. The issue is with a particular student, becoming a solid golfer with the exception of his driver. He gladly leaves it in the bag and doesn't try to make it work but I want to get this problem figured out for him and thought I would post it here for any advice. He shoots upper to mid 80's on average and can hit his long clubs well with the exception of his driver.
He will step up and hook or slice his driver and his face will be wide open or quite closed, completely random. He will put the driver in the bag and then can stripe his 3 wood right down the middle. We have been using the Opti Shot since we are deep into the winter and he is routinely in the double digits for degrees open or closed with the driver and his 3 wood at most will be 3 degrees open or closed which gives him a nice little cut or draw. It is the same brand club and I he can obviously square up the face of his 3 wood and lower, it is just the driver. I understand that it is more difficult because it is a longer club, etc., he does a lot of the drills out there for squaring the club face at impact and they just are not working with only the driver.
I am about pulling my hair out in frustration and just wondering if anyone has any ideas. Just strikes me as a weird issue because most people when they slice or hook their driver they will do it to some less degree with the other long clubs and that is not the case along with it being random on it being open and closed. Thanks in advance for any thoughts!!