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I have a 109mph swing. But carry is only 230-240ish. I know I can get a better carry and drive with this swing speed. How do you launch the ball. I know my issue is that I drag the handle way in front of the ball at impact. How can I get the club to release properly and not deloft so much?

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I have a 109mph swing. But carry is only 230-240ish. I know I can get a better carry and drive with this swing speed. How do you launch the ball. I know my issue is that I drag the handle way in front of the ball at impact. How can I get the club to release properly and not deloft so much?

With 109 swing speed, you should be maxing out at about 275-280 carry.

check this thread out, http://thesandtrap.com/t/77244/how-to-hit-a-driver-hit-it-further-and-stop-slicing

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I suffer from less than optimal carry, due to off center contact. It's amazing the difference in ball speed when I hit it on center.

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I suffer from less than optimal carry, due to off center contact. It's amazing the difference in ball speed when I hit it on center.

Better than the line drives I hit. :no:

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Better than the line drives I hit. :no:

Better than becoming the flipper that I am...

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So[quote name="iHack" url="/t/78656/need-higher-trajectory#post_1085587"]I have a 109mph swing. But carry is only 230-240ish. I know I can get a better carry and drive with this swing speed. How do you launch the ball. I know my issue is that I drag the handle way in front of the ball at impact. How can I get the club to release properly and not deloft so much?[/quote] sounds like your not hitting up on the ball? That is presuming we're talking about driving? If your hitting down on the ball with a driver your most likely creating too much spin which is costing you distance, try adjusting your set up so your hitting up on the ball! There's a good thread on here regarding hitting up with the driver!

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There are lots of ways to compensate for having your hands too far forward, but the best thing to do is correct that in your swing. Some compensations are a more lofted driver, a shaft with a lower kick point, a higher trajectory ball. I'd work on the swing though.

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A while back, I had a Callaway Razor Fit driver, loft was IIRC 10 degrees, yet, I could never get the flight I wanted, and needed, i.e. ball would fly much lower than I wanted, so distance wasn't all that great. So, as my swing improved some, I bought a used Ping G10 with 10 degrees of loft, and the Ping shaft in regular flex, which has a lower kick point, and is lighter than my old Razor Fit.

Now, when I make good contact, I get a nice ball flight, that doesn't go to high, but high enough that I have hit 270 yd drives a couple of times, that would have been imho, impossible with the old driver, so I believe as said above, shaft plays a part too.

If your looking for a used driver, check out Global Golf, they have a link on this site, and are a sponsor, I and my Son have bought more than a few clubs from them..good folks.  Good luck with your driver.

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I have a 109mph swing. But carry is only 230-240ish. I know I can get a better carry and drive with this swing speed. How do you launch the ball. I know my issue is that I drag the handle way in front of the ball at impact. How can I get the club to release properly and not deloft so much?

Good chance you're hitting down with the driver, negative angle of attack.

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