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Getting the driver into play

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I really need to get it onto the course asap. I would gladly take some advice on drills or thoughts on how to do it the easiest way. 
 

Right now I am smashing balls left and right on the driving range and it’s getting a bit... repetitive. Not really seeing results.
 

Any advice? 

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There really aren’t many easy fixes in golf or else we’d all be scratch golfers. Keep going with whatever your priority piece is in your My Swing Thread.

Practice better.

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9 hours ago, Grizvok said:

There really aren’t many easy fixes in golf or else we’d all be scratch golfers. Keep going with whatever your priority piece is in your My Swing Thread.

Practice better.

I’m not looking for easy fixes. Maybe I put my words wrong, but my question is how to practice better. I know that I need to practice better.

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2 hours ago, louisfr said:

I’m not looking for easy fixes. Maybe I put my words wrong, but my question is how to practice better. I know that I need to practice better.

We tend to practice too fast. Check this thread out.

 

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6 hours ago, boogielicious said:

We tend to practice too fast. Check this thread out.

 

Thank you!! Have read LSW but think I’ll read this chapter again.:) cheers

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My driver used to be my weakest club no matter how much I practiced. I started hitting it well 2 years ago after focusing my golf lessons on the driver only for months and practiced with a purpose (v. randomly hitting balls hoping to get a few good ones). 

I practice every day but I don’t use every single club in my bag. I have irons/hybrids/woods days so I can focus on  those specific clubs, but I hit my driver every single day. My husband practices with all his clubs starting from the wedges but by the time he gets to the driver, he is always tired and ready to call it. He thinks that’s why the driver is his weakest club.

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My last round my driver was all over the place. The round before it was dead on. 

Next round I'm going to play only with irons. I just want to see how I score. See if I can break 90 again. Longest par 4 is a 5i + 6i. Most are 6i + 7i. Par 5? 5i + 6i + PW. Longest par 3, 7i. Maybe this is the way I should play the course? 

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8 hours ago, DrvFrShow said:

My last round my driver was all over the place. The round before it was dead on. 

Next round I'm going to play only with irons. I just want to see how I score. See if I can break 90 again. Longest par 4 is a 5i + 6i. Most are 6i + 7i. Par 5? 5i + 6i + PW. Longest par 3, 7i. Maybe this is the way I should play the course? 

This is how I play right now, sadly. I really want my driver on to the course. Also I am not sure if my hybrid is better off tee because of the small head.
I have a FW3 as well, maybe they are easier to hit?

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9 hours ago, DrvFrShow said:

My last round my driver was all over the place. The round before it was dead on. 

Next round I'm going to play only with irons. I just want to see how I score. See if I can break 90 again. Longest par 4 is a 5i + 6i. Most are 6i + 7i. Par 5? 5i + 6i + PW. Longest par 3, 7i. Maybe this is the way I should play the course? 

Same. Have to go with the form of the day how much to use the driver. Irons hit bad  is way safer you seldom go long enough for them to get oob. Bad shots on a driver still go 200 metre in the wrong direction. Bad shots on an iron maybe go 20 metre but you are still in play. 

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12 hours ago, louisfr said:

This is how I play right now, sadly. I really want my driver on to the course. Also I am not sure if my hybrid is better off tee because of the small head.
I have a FW3 as well, maybe they are easier to hit?

This is an experiment. My driver deserted me last round. I hit my tee shot on the 5th hole and it ricocheted off a tree and landed on the 7th green. The folks there tossed it back. I reloaded and hit the same tree. I reloaded again and duffed it. I reloaded again with my 6i and put it dead center. I played the 7th hole with my 6i and nearly got a birdie. The 8th hole was a 6i + 9i and I nearly got another par, but started 45 feet from the hole - starting that far away is almost always a 3 putt. 

I have a driving iron I'll put in the bag. It's a 4i but it's a "standard loft" hollow body 4i and will got about 195 carry. I'll take the 5H for fairways since I can hit that well but I never us it from the tee anyway. I'll put my 5i back in the bag. Just carry a couple of extra irons, no driver or 3W just to see how I score. I hope to score about 85. If I break 80........

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3 minutes ago, DrvFrShow said:

My driver deserted me last round. I hit my tee shot on the 5th hole and it ricocheted off a tree and landed on the 7th green. The folks there tossed it back. I reloaded and hit the same tree. I reloaded again and duffed it. I reloaded again with my 6i and put it dead center.

Your name is DriveForShow.  You didn't tell us it was really DriveForComedyShow.  I feel for you man... hang in there... range time.

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2 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Your name is DriveForShow.  You didn't tell us it was really DriveForComedyShow.  I feel for you man... hang in there... range time.

I asked them "Did I get a hole in one?" One of those moments where you laugh to keep from crying. Fortunately it was a practice round since I was playing solo so rules didn't really matter. 

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