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  1. I have been fitted and taken lessons. My swing speed varied on the monitor between 108 to 114 (PGA Superstore). My club is a Nike VRS Covert 2.0, 8.5*, Stiff, with the a 45" Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage 60 graphite shaft that comes with the club. At my fitting, they threw multiple different drivers at me and mixed up the shafts. The two best performing drivers last year were the Nike and the Cobra. They put me a in a high torque shaft, even the really expensive shaft upgrade that would have added another $300 to the cost, but it didnt make a different. Flights were similar, so we agreed to
  2. Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. WIll head out to the store this weekend to try and hopefully test my theory. Hoping one of the options out there can get me within a reasonable distance of my 3 wood today
  3. I have come to the conclusion after my last couple of rounds that i simply cannot control the driver and am erratic with it off the tee. Consciously or subconsciously, i think im swinging the 3 wood the same way and my results are infinitely more predictable and consistent. Went again to the range today and spent 30 minutes hitting driver and 30 minutes hitting 3 wood, and came to this conclusion that the driver and me cannot co-exist. This is even after a winter of lessons and thinking i was making strides with the driver after great simulator sessions. Time to retire my driver along with
  4. Nike Covert 2.0 Tour driver stiff for $250 on eBay. How I won that bid at that price is beyond me
  5. It was definitely a driver on a sharp dogleg left hole. I watched it again as i was working from home and it had it in the background. Rory and Tiger both took out drivers, Rory went with the layout of the course (as did the other playing partner), and Tiger faded it over the trees. All were in teh fairway, but because of the fade and the setup of the hole, Tiger was way behind the other two
  6. Honestly, that makes sense. That simple sentence has explained more than most experts on the golf channel have explained
  7. I saw him hit draws last year with his 3 and 5 woods at Doral, so I know he can do it. Yes, you are right in the wording. For whatever reason he is choosing to elect to not hit draws. The commentators of the tourney were mentioning it on TV pretty much on every drawable hole, noting that he only hits fades. That's where my wording originated from. It's a good question, but only one that he and Sean Foley can really answer
  8. What i've noticed, and maybe this is just me, but I stayed up and watched the first round of Dubai tourney last night and he appears never to be able to hit a draw. The entire back 9 is set up for a draw, and he only hit fades. On one particular hole, he was between 40-50 yards behind Rory, who both use the same driver, but Tiger hit a fade electing to go over trees where Rory following the course setup. Is it just me, or has the draw been completely wiped away from his game altogether? Very strange to watch from a player of his stature who's been playing all of his life. You'd figure he'
  9. I dont think the weight training or his physical routine really is having a negative impact to his game. I dont think that's been an issue. What i've noticed, and maybe this is just me, but I stayed up and watched the first round of Dubai tourney last night and he appears never to be able to hit a draw. The entire back 9 is set up for a draw, and he only hit fades. On one particular hole, he was between 40-50 yards behind Rory, who both use the same driver, but Tiger hit a fade electing to go over trees where Rory following the course setup. Is it just me, or has the draw been completely
  10. I've been doing something all summer that has worked reliably from the driver on down to the wedges that has gotten me (1) far better accuracy and consistency and (2) further distance on all my clubs. At address, i've been "pushing" my left hip (im a right hander) about a couple inches towards the target which results in my tilting my head behind the ball a bit more at address, and keeps me in that position throughout the swing to promote, if not exaggerate, that "hanging back" feeling. When I do this specific move at address, i would say at least 7 out of 8 eight times the ball goes within
  11. I fought with the same issue and never found consistency. I took lessons this year and I worked on a concept of "hanging back" in the downswing. What I actually found wasnt so much the feeling of hanging back in the downswing, but tilting a bit more away from the ball in the setup position. I would advise trying putting the ball back where you previously had it on the heel of your foot, and on your setup tilting from the waist up only, with your head about 6 inches behind the ball, and maintaining that position thru impact. It took me about a month to get comfortable with this position bec
  12. New girlfiend effect. But in my opinion, I find that steel shafts provide more stability. I started off with graphite shafts 8 years ago and switched to steel shafts a couple years after, and while the transition took a little time, it was has led to more consistent results.
  13. I've been struggling with slicing the driver and not feeling confident that my iron shots would go in the direction I wanted them to go for a couple of years now, but one drill has literally made all the difference (and god knows i've read all the magazines and watched endless videos that all said the same thing...swing out to first base, but that rarely worked consistently). I watched a video about getting a feeling like your hands and club on the downswing feel like they are coming over the right foot on the downswing (promoting that inside to out, on plane swing). After about a month of g
  14. I bought it a couple of months ago and was really struggling finding a comfort level with it, especially on the launch monitors indoors. I can honestly say that a month ago I was really having buyers remorse. Not sure what happened tho, but in the past couple of weeks everything has clicked after playing with the settings and setting it to 8.5* and neutral (swing speed averaged 115), i've never felt as confident stepping up to drive. I have the tour version because I was a slicer, but I think a combination of lessons and this club has cured my ills greatly. Id honestly say ive increaed my
  15. I was at the PGA Superstore and using the balls they had in the bays, so im not sure what make and model the balls are. Im actually going to head over to Golfsmith this weekend for a club fitting and see what they say, and then do the same but at the other PGA Superstore in the area. I want to see if I get the same results or different ones. I didnt realize the ball speed was considered low, but in researching the internet for Tour players ball speeds, I definitely see what both of you are saying. I'll get tested again and also get tested for a preferred ball and see what combination works
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