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I feel like I need some type of routine when hitting my driver as far as set up.  I've tried a few different things but not satisfied yet.  Do you address the ball in the center of the club, toe or heel and is the club grounded.  I have never been one to tee my ball real high.  I usually have about half the ball above the top of the driver but most of the time I still hit it high on the face.  Sometime I hit or skim the ground  but I have a fear if I tee it up high I will hit under it.  I am 70 so I don't have a mighty swing and don't take the club back real far.  I have been doing some stretching to try and come back a little further with the club.   

I have 5 different drivers and I have put the stick on markers on them to check my pattern and I don't really have a certain pattern on any of them.  Four have regular shafts and one has a senior shaft. Just any ideas would be appreciate.

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Everyone is different so our routines tend to be different.  I hover my driver rather than ground it behind the ball. I align it with the ball in the middle.  The ball is teed relatively high as I swing slightly upward (or at least that is my intent).

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I may try the hover routine.  I wonder if I may be standing with to much weight on the balls of my feet causing me to lean forward when I swing..  Going to keep trying.  I bought me a cheap digital camera and tripod.  SHould be here soon.  If I film myself maybe I can see something I am doing wrong.  I don't think it has anything to do with the club though.  It's me.  Thanks for the advice.  Maybe I can post some video.

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Yeah, as has been said everyone is different. My club rests on the ground, but only slightly. My club face is slightly open. The ball is basically off my front heel.

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10 hours ago, ThumbtackR9 said:

Do you address the ball in the center of the club, toe or heel and is the club grounded.  

Slightly to the toe side of center. Club is grounded. I tee it up with about 3/4 the ball above the crown. 

 

 

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14 hours ago, David in FL said:

I just step up and say, "hello ball..."

 

Weird - I just step and say "goodbye ball.."

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14 hours ago, David in FL said:

I just step up and say, "hello ball..."

 

The video allowed me to understand your post..   Thanks for sharing.   That was fantastic..  

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34 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

The video allowed me to understand your post..   Thanks for sharing.   That was fantastic..  

Most members here are too young to remember that.

Sadly, I'm not....  :8)

 

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12 hours ago, saevel25 said:

Slightly to the toe side of center. Club is grounded. I tee it up with about 3/4 the ball above the crown. 

 

 

I am lined up in the middle, club is grounded and I am the same with ball height.  I tee it up pretty high as it is a reminder to swing up at the ball...and an even bigger reminder that I didn't if I forget to swing up, as it is a pop fly...but that is pretty uncommon for me now.

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23 minutes ago, David in FL said:

Most members here are too young to remember that.

Sadly, I'm not....  :8)

 

I'm probably not too young but I didn't watch TV growing up.   I liked the reference.

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The hover technique gets my arms way too tense. My most loose swing is with the driver. Personally, I align it to "try" and hit it above 0.5" towards the heel because my coordination puts that in the sweet spot. If I actually try to hit the center of the face I very often hit it in the heel about 0.5". Just a hand-eye perception thing, not a big deal.

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