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post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by 14ledo81 View Post


Me too. They definitely feel solid and are probably some of the longer shots I hit.


Interesting that ya'll say that. My longest balls were my misses to the left for a long time.

 

Somewhere along the line things changed to the opposite. Now my misses to the right are much longer than anything else (including my good shots). Anything I miss to the left now is pretty weak.

 

I figure my misses left being my longest shots were due to an out to in path through impact, with the face relatively square to the path, and I figure my longest shots now being misses right are due to a path that's too much in to out, with a face that is relatively square to the path.


Edited by MS256 - 4/16/14 at 9:25pm
post #20 of 26
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Yeah i did mean open, srry about that.  Im going try to get out to course a little later today, and see if i can spot them leaking out way right.

post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by chrstianrockboy View Post
 

Yeah i did mean open, srry about that.  Im going try to get out to course a little later today, and see if i can spot them leaking out way right.


What helped me was using the range. Go early morning when no one else is there and the balls have been picked.

post #22 of 26
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Hit the range and the course today, shot 121, need to get my half and 3 quarter wedge shots.  But back to seeing the ball.  I did find that i was getting the face closed so i was hitting a push instead of a draw.  The only bad thing is now im overcompensating and hooking, but at least i can see them.  Did also notice later on in the day they were harder to find as the golf course started to play into the sun.  Now that i can see it im actually starting to get some good distance out of the driver.

post #23 of 26

I have this problem and my eye sight will never get any better and glasses.  Its why I golf with people!  lol

 

I played one round alone last year, I took plenty of extra balls, but I only lost one and it was NOT because I couldn't see where it went!

 

My problem is with my driver and what the sky looks like.  Yellow or white doesn't seem to make much difference to me, if there are a few white clouds I tend to loose it.

Some sun glasses seem to help more than others. 

They need to make a ball/sunglasses combo that makes the ball jump out at you, whatever color that is.  That would sell!

 

As long as I hit it in the sweet spot I got a pretty good idea where it is going and stand a chance of seeing it hit the ground once it gets below tree level.  But there are certain times and days where I just can not see it in the air at all.

post #24 of 26

Im actually having this problem lately with only the driver, where depending on the sky or sun, I lose sight of even my yellow balls. Just tonight, I thought I had a fairway shot, didnt see it, and didnt find it on the fairway. Shot a penalty 2nd shot and kept walking to find my first ball just beyond a small ridge on the fairway 20 yards further....

 

Im just afraid of looking up too early and screwing up my ball contact.

post #25 of 26

I have a much harder time seeing the yellow balls in flight than the white ones, but even as a young guy with 20/10 vision I still lose sight of them sometimes, especially when playing in the afternoon and the sun gets lower.  I also expect my drives to go straight, so if I really pull it or push it I might not see it for the first 50ft, and if you don't see it leave the club good luck finding it in flight.

post #26 of 26

When playing by myself sometimes on the first tee at one local course, due to the background and the way the tee is arranged I completely lose sight of my tee shot. It's the only hole this happens. I can warm up for 20 minutes ahead and hit a solid shot. Where did the ball go? I have no clue. And if you don't see it fly, good luck finding it because the driving range is right next to the fairway. And don't hit a yellow ball. White is iffy. Pink is usually a safe bet on that hole. I've taken about 5 mulligans there due to where did it go?

 

Now hitting 5 iron off the tee due to slower ball speed and easier to follow against the busy background. Leaves me a 7 iron onto the green instead of a wedge.

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