Originally Posted by postmanclark
So, just recently after getting my swing some what in working order, after the winter relapse - I was trying to improve my launch angle on my driver and hitting up on the ball. Having read the advice given in Iacas' thread on it, I tried it to some degree of success.
However, what I need help with is that for the few days that I have been trying to practice it - some days I hit pushes / push - fades and other times I hit pull - draws. Does anyone have any kind of 'feels' where you know what shot shape you can try and hit?
Not sure what you have been practicing but I had big issues with my driving until this summer.
My driving has been transformed since then.
I won't put it all down to the following as I'm new enough to the game and my swing was improving. But it certainly had a major impact.
What did I do different?
Stopped addressing the ball with my club. My set up now involves my club grounded near the centre of my stance... About 5-6 inches behind the ball.
This helps me mentally prepare for hitting up on the ball.
Lots of playing partners noticed the improvement and my ball flight is very high now... Some have even switched to this method as they were so impressed with the before/after difference they noticed in my driving.
Shawn Clement has a very good instructional video on this. On phone at present so can't link. But well worth a try.