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Joeyvee

I cut my driver down and I still suck

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So I cut my TM R7 Quad driver down about a half an inch and I havent noticed a damn thing any different. I knew it wouldn't be a miracle but thought it might help straighten out my ball flight some. It didn't. MAYBE I haven't hit as many off the toe as I was but no big difference. And yeah I didn it myself. I dont care if a took 2.7685 grams of weight out of it. That's all B.S. You can' feel the difference in half an inch or graphite. I can't anyway.

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Some people do feel the difference when they cut down the shaft. Some don't.

Shorter shaft will definitely help with your control, providing that you have somewhat of a consistent swing.

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Thanks Valleygolfer, but no. It didnt help me at all I dont think. I wish it did. I mean I know my swing needs work but I know the shafts nowadays are getting too long too.

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Thanks Valleygolfer, but no. It didnt help me at all I dont think. I wish it did. I mean I know my swing needs work but I know the shafts nowadays are getting too long too.

What is your ball flight doing?

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Thanks Valleygolfer, but no. It didnt help me at all I dont think. I wish it did. I mean I know my swing needs work but I know the shafts nowadays are getting too long too.

I was in the same boat as you Joey. I cut mine down an inch and still had issues with hitting the driver. I have since then worked out my kinks in the swing and it feels a lot better. I feel like I am swinging a club instead of a hockey stick.

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I had it sorted out for a while but I've been slicing again. I think I have an idea why. I was practicing in the mirror and I noticed that i open my forward shoulder WAY too early. I need to work on lifting it up and not spinning it open more.

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Joey, a shorter shaft isn't going to make that slice go away. I think you had some false hopes. A shorter shaft makes hitting the sweet spot much easier. If you hook/slice due to hitting off the toe/heel then a shorter shaft definitely will help. Good luck!

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Try a pause at the top of your backswing, I have be doing this for a while and just saw the same tip from Breed and Mahon. Then work on correct mechanics through the swing. Like starting with the hips, tucking your right arm and etc. It also helped me to slightly shorten my backswing.

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I started slicing off the tee last year (first time I have ever developed a slice). I bought a new driver that was suppose to help. I read all the tips and drills, etc. Nothing worked. I took one 30 minute lesson so my exact swing flaw could be identified and poof - slice is gone. Take a quick lesson. The slice is the most common swing flaw and, many times, the easiest swing flaw to fix.

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