Since getting my 910D2 8.5, Project X 8A4 x-stiff shaft, I have had one good round with it where I couldn't miss a fairway and I was hitting it long... since then 80% of drives are slicing high right and killing my game.
I have tried adjusting the sure fit to all kinds of setting and even the swing weight but getting the same result and a nice tee mark stating the obvious slice.
I am a fairly short golfer at just over 5'7 but very athletic build and strong (play all kinds of sports and hit the gym) diver is standard length. I hit all my other clubs fairly well and even have a natural draw... just the driver is ruining my game.
any advice, will be greatly appreciated. thanks.
Here's the problem I see with an adjustable club. One day you hit the club long and straight, the next you don't............adjust the club
It isn't the club.
Put the club back to its original setting, then figure out why you are slicing.
It could be that you are setting up with your shoulders level, then swinging up and your front shoulder is higher than the back, this will open the clubface.
Another common problem after hitting the ball long and straight.......is the desire to hit it even longer, and in that quest you develop a big OTT move.
I would experiment gripping down on the club, in affect making it shorter. Grip down as much as you want to and see if the slice is minimized. Since it is the longest club in the bag, the driver swing fundamentals are different than the irons swing, pitching swing, etc. Perhaps a "shorter driver" can help by gripping down.
Ryan Crysler, TPI GP3Senior InstructorButch Harmon Floridianhttp://Butchharmonfloridian.com
cheers for the tips guys, will take them all on board when I hit the range. Big round next week so hopefully get it sorted.
Going to a 2W could be a good idea, I do sometimes with a 906f2 13*.
If you go thru the current and archives, the lie angles of drivers are more upright than the 3W. It works, don't know why, longer shaft, ball setting up on a tee, you'd think it would be 2-3-4 degrees flatter than 3W.
Anyway, you might want to take a look at the 910Fd, made to perform off the tee.
Just had a look at the 909F2-3, appears f3 is same concept as Fd
Might have to look into them
i can relate johnny... same problem here. I had my setting on A1 all season long. Its only now that I am experimenting further on the other settings. Just trying to find a consistent ball flight.
But the best way to cure a slice is going to a professional. I've been taking lessons all season long, and it has helped my game. Work on getting the clubface square at impact. For us slicers, the clubface is still open on impact. A good drill for this is to try to hit the ball with the toe of clubhead first, the face being very closed. They call this "spearing the bag".
could be swing path if the ball starts left and cuts back..or a lack of release if it starts out to the right and cuts...assuming you are righ handed. if i don't release, i will lose them high and wide right. might get someone to use a cell phone or a camera and see if you see something
I don't know if this will help, but recently I began to slice the ball off my driver and it was driving me crazy. I discovered that I was actually swinging inside out and not keeping my elbows in. this was noted by one of the Pros where I golf. I started to concentrate on where my elbows were and my swing plane in relation to that. As a result, as long as I remember to keep those elbows in, my drives are much improved and the fairway is hit 9 out of ten times.
you are most likley coming over the top or opening the club face pick a spot at adress that is about two feet in front of the ball and a tad right try to swing from inside your body to outside your body this is how you will hit a draw.