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I had the EXACT same thing happen to me yesterday!  I took a golf lesson, and the instructor said that my driver doesn't have much loft so I should consider a newer one with maybe a 10.5 loft.  I've been hitting ok, but decided to go to a place with the cameras to measure swing, spin etc.   I was embarrassed..  I couldn't hit ANYTHING!  The club head was literally going under the ball and pushing the soft rubber tee out of the way.  I tried 5 different drivers and left the store embarrassed.  I can hit off of the tees at the driving range and I played this past Thursday without this problem.  No idea what's going on. 

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For some reason I can no longer hit my driver off mats. Everything else I hit just fine.

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On 5/18/2009 at 4:01 PM, opie said:

I really can't hit off the mats in places like Golfsmith etc.. I go to try and demo clubs and look like an idiot. I can't get a good feal without the ball on the ground and me taking a divot. Am I weird?

I tried out Mizuno MP57's this weekend at PGA Superstore and it was like I've never swung a club. Hit the MP62's much better off the mat but still not any good. Then went out to the range with my Golfsmith Pro Forged clubs and was striking the ball great. Good divots, good ball flight etc..

Anyone else that just can't hit off a mat?? I'm reluctant to buy any new clubs until I can test some on a range at least

I am the same way, when hitting on mats, it's like i just can't get comfortable..   And Especially when trying out a driver, omg i hate trying to hit off of the rubber tee's...   i'd rather hit off grass in crappy weather than to hit off of a mat.

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