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Help! Lost my drive(r), can only slice it now :-(

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For some odd reason (maybe not for golf), I have lost my driver shot.

 

Use to hit my stiff R9 (neutral setup) 275-295 straight, little fade or little draw sometimes.  Recently I started hitting slices, not straight, not left (at all), lost my distance too.  The ball would go straight at the start then 40-50yds to right at the end, very consistent too, so much that I can aim left rough and maybe hit the right fairway.  Started topping or hitting low, low drives as well.

 

Went out and bought a new R1 (stiff) setup at 10.5u and the weight setup as a draw, exact same issue.  Thought the new club would help, na ah.

 

Odd thing, all my other clubs are fine, no issues or slicing, even with a stiff 3i that I can hit 220-230.  Hitting R11 stiff shafts gw-4i, 3wood x-stiff.

 

Tried this so far with driver...

- grip - neutral to strong, no luck

- inside swing path - no help

- face open, closed, or neutral, same result.  If I shut face extremely, I can hit a low duck hook

- tried closing driver face on downswing, no luck

- tried hitting inside of ball to promote hook spin, no luck

- checked stance and put grip back to neutral - still slicing

 

At the point where I will not pull the driver out.  Got my 4th eagle the other day, 3wood about 270/280, 8iron into par5, made putt.  No driver :-(     Side note, got lucky on the tee shot, fairways were super fast/dry.

 

Any ideas or thoughts are greatly appreciated!!!!

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

Temecula, Ca.

post #2 of 5

It sounds like you're either teeing the ball up too low, hitting up too much, or both.

 

The tee height is part of the topping issue, and hitting on the upswing will cause the path to go to the left which creates fade spin. If you try to launch it super high you will often get the path either too far left or too steeply upward.

 

Don't do either of those things and your shots should be a bit better.

post #3 of 5

Keep your head behind the ball at impact. 

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Originally Posted by Murfman89 View Post
 

For some odd reason (maybe not for golf), I have lost my driver shot.

 

Use to hit my stiff R9 (neutral setup) 275-295 straight, little fade or little draw sometimes.  Recently I started hitting slices, not straight, not left (at all), lost my distance too.  The ball would go straight at the start then 40-50yds to right at the end, very consistent too, so much that I can aim left rough and maybe hit the right fairway.  Started topping or hitting low, low drives as well.

 

 

Any ideas or thoughts are greatly appreciated!!!!

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

Temecula, Ca.

 

This right here is telling me that you have an over the top move, and you aim right and hit a pull. Now you are lacking face control and hitting a slice, or the OTT move is more now and you are slicing. 

 

Post a swing and get some feedback from some smart people on the forum here. 

Check out the "Swing Thoughts" section for good video instruction. Start with the 5 keys introduction and the 5 keys videos. 

 

Good luck!!! 

post #5 of 5

The driver slice. I have it, and it is the easiest way to loose confidence in golf game.... Mine has relaxed a lot since I first started playing though, mine was due to coming over the top but I have it down to a controlled fade (sometimes) or a giant slice into the woods haha.

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