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Disclaimer: I have no idea whether this is true or not, but ...

For that matter, someone already may have uploaded this video on TST.  But I couldn't find it on my cursory search.

I ran across this YouTube video today.  It is an interesting discussion on why many are suffering from inconsistent driver swing.  This may explain why sometimes my driver swing goes south.

I have to try this on the range today...

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Yeah, pretty sure I've seen that video on here somewhere. I really like it and think it makes pretty good sense. I also think you can address the ball with the driver head right behind the ball once you understand what happens if you do it wrong. Plus the guy added some good tunes in the background!

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Did you get to try this?  How did it work out?

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Yes, I did try that out.  A little awkward at first, but I got the hang of it after a few shots.

Surprisingly, it worked!

Now I need to take to the course this weekend.

We'll see how that goes.

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I plan on trying this out at the range this weekend. I'll let y'all know how it works out for me.
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Saw that vid a few months ago, and tried it, to bad my swing path, ect was so messed up, I couldn't make it work for me. Funny, cause I'm headed to the range in a few mins. to work on my swing path, ect.

Low worm burners with my driver are really starting to upset me. I know the cause, it's fixing that cause that's hard for me.... :~(

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Thanks for the post. He touches on a good point of how the ball is addressed. Myself being a higher handicap have always played the ball in regards of how much I wanted out of the drive. If it was a wide open fairway and a long par 5 I would nearly put the ball on the edge of my big toe on my left foot. If it was a tight fairway I would bring it inside my heel. Keeping it in the same exact spot would probably help with the inconsistancies or pushing them out to the right.
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Thanks for the post. He touches on a good point of how the ball is addressed. Myself being a higher handicap have always played the ball in regards of how much I wanted out of the drive. If it was a wide open fairway and a long par 5 I would nearly put the ball on the edge of my big toe on my left foot. If it was a tight fairway I would bring it inside my heel. Keeping it in the same exact spot would probably help with the inconsistancies or pushing them out to the right.

I think that was the biggest help for me as well and the fact that you need to avoid moving your upper body side-to-side BEFORE impact.

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Great video! But....what do you focus on when you take the decoy tee away?

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I tried this at the range this morning and it seemed to work. I never really had a problem with addressing the ball with the club right behind the ball. Either wayI can still hit it pretty straight. But I do see where it could help.
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The gist of the video is that you play the ball forward and make sure the shoulders aren't open at address. You can have square or slightly closed shoulders without having to play the driver so far behind the ball.

I posted this yesterday, difference between a driver and stock iron set-up. For the driver, ball further forward (just in front of the left shoulder), hips slightly forward, creates more 2nd axis tilt.

I think that was the biggest help for me as well and the fact that you need to avoid moving your upper body side-to-side BEFORE impact.

I guess you haven't seen many Key #1 videos ;-)

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The gist of the video is that you play the ball forward and make sure the shoulders aren't open at address. You can have square or slightly closed shoulders without having to play the driver so far behind the ball.

I posted this yesterday, difference between a driver and stock iron set-up. For the driver, ball further forward (just in front of the left shoulder), hips slightly forward, creates more 2nd axis tilt.

I guess you haven't seen many Key #1 videos

Thanks for the link and the reminder, Mike.

I have seen Key #1 and have been told many times over the years to keep head steady.

What I didn't realize was the principal behind keeping head steady--i.e., swing plane bottoming out.

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Thanks for the link and the reminder, Mike.

I have seen Key #1 and have been told many times over the years to keep head steady.

What I didn't realize was the principal behind keeping head steady--i.e., swing plane bottoming out.

Yeah the more the head/upper center moves to and fro, the more "chaotic" low point control becomes.

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