Jump to content

Popups with driver

Note: This thread is 3793 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Recommended Posts

Yesterday was the first day out with the new driver. I really only hit it inside. Even inside I noticed I was getting under the ball. I tried lowering the tee but I am still hitting the ball on the top of the driver. Infact I even got a few idiot marks on top of the club head. Any idea for a quick fix on something like that? I was also snap hooking my irons. But that is prob because I am very strong on my grip. But the driver is a bigger problem.

I am lining my self up with the ball on my front big toe and I was not grounding the club before i started my back swing. I just sort of hover next to theball

i was using a taylormade r9 460

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Moderator

Whenever I start hitting the ball not where I want it or not the way I to, the first thing I look at is balance throughout the swing.  First check that your not leaning into the ball and leaning away from the ball.  A easy, yet very effective way to check balance is swing normally with your feet together.  You should be able to swing without falling over and still get plenty of distance on your shots. Next, I'd look at swing path to make sure it's what you want.  If you still are hitting under it after those checks, I'd make sure your head isn't moving too much through the swing, because if your head moves down, your body moves down and you get under the ball.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator

Originally Posted by bruce

Check to make sure your not doing a reverse pivot.

Someone with their weight too far back at impact is far more likely to top the ball or hit it thin than they are to come into the ball too steeply and hit a popup.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Sounds like you throw away some lag and flying wedges prematurely. There could be some causes linked to that flaw, but in the end, the ball will only launch high if the dynamic loft at impact is too high, or if you hit the ball too high on the clubface.

I would recommend you try getting a video recorded , but one thing you can try is to work on your pressure points. I've had good results with the Pure Ball Striker . There are some issues with delivery of the PBS now, so you might want to hold off ordering one from their site yet. It is however not too difficult to create one yourself which resemble the PBS and do the same job. Look on the last couple of pages for some tips.

I'm suggesting this because I'm a flipper myself and it is the cause to my high ball flight. Since I started working on my pressure points , my launch angle has dropped from 15-20 to 8-13 degrees. It's not perfected yet, but the improvement is significant. I also had and still got other things to work on, so I would suggest a video in any case so we can see what is going on.

How low have you tried teeing it up? You could try moving the ball a bit more back in the stance, but inside the left foot is usually a good spot.

Snap hooks is a result of rolling the arms and turning the clubface over, which also could be linked together with flipping. Swing path can have some influence. If you come over the top, it's easy to try manipulating the clubface to avoid the slice. Close it too much and you got a snap hook. Again a video would help.

How are your bad shots usually? Which direction do they start and which direction do they curve? Do you have a high or low trajectory?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Peverse pivot causes you to dip forward on the backswing and then fall backwards on the downswing which will cause you to go under the ball or cause pop ups.Swing usually gets very steep.

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Note: This thread is 3793 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • Congrats to Schauffele! May not be a major but it ranks high on the list of a golfers resume. It does with me anyway.....
    • Mine was my mother.  She was a very angry person with a temper.   Golf was not her game.  She took it up to spend time with me when I was a teenager, after I started playing when I was a caddie. she had a violent, slashing swing.   Her clubs were a set of old MacGregor blades and she would hit the 2-iron a lot off the tee.   It would go far, but rarely where she wanted.  Seriously, it was like some type of hockey motion. she was easily frustrated and had zero short game.  She would ping pong back and forth across the green because her chipping miss was blading the ball.  She’d get mad, start swearing and sometimes take 4 chips/pitches around the green.  Several times I’d have to apologize because she’d get mad and swear so much.  If she was in a bunker, forget it.  Just run! Her main quirk was water though.   It could be a lake or a 2 foot wide stream in front of her.  She’d find it.   We were in Myrtle Beach at Wild Wing Hummingbird years ago and there is a creek hat winds through.  She was about 20 feet in front of he creek that was only a couple of feet deep in front of her.  Sure enough, she topped it and it went in the creek, carried away by the current.   She was super pissed and I couldn’t stop laughing.   We didn’t talk for most of the rest of the day. 
    • Played in an event with a pair that both felt the need to stretch and practically do calisthenics on the first tee right behind me from my warm up, address and right through my swing. I guess they didn’t arrive early enough. It was almost like a parody sketch.    one of the guys was a super nervous sort that could not be still or refrain from fidgeting. He liked to stand on the green behind the flag and be in constant motion. I typically don’t mind where people stand or even if they move around a little, but this was almost like the student section waving giant foam fingers when the opponent is attempting a field goal, extra point, or foul shot. he seemed like a nice guy, just oblivious 
    • Day 67, July 31, 2021 More three-quarter swing stuff today. I really am trying to shorten the backswing.
    • What a shot into 18 with all that pressure.  Great playing Xander.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Architex
      (51 years old)
    2. cygnusjen
      (48 years old)
    3. Garbz3
      (72 years old)
    4. Joefree
      (38 years old)
    5. KurtActual
      (36 years old)

  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...