My main detriment to my game is driving. I hit the ball about 255-290 yards, but most of my shots a have tail of fade to them. In every club I hit a draw, but my driver contradicts every aspect of the rest of my game. Right now I have a 910 D3 9.5 with a Project X-7C3 tip stiff 73 gram shaft set at A•3. Driving is a scare to me in many situations and I need some help. I have a feeling it's because I am swinging too hard, but I just can't make a consistent driver swing.
Here are my other distances if it helps.
3W - 255
2H - 235
3 - 210
4 - 200
5 - 190
6 - 180
7 - 170
8 - 160
9 - 150
PW - 135
54 - 110
58 - 85
Thanks a lot
Here is a technique my instructor taught me... this is to fight my slice, fade, push fade, etc...
During setup when you are about to hit the ball, hang your driver (don't let it touch the ground). (It's like mimicing the point of impact, the ball right at the sweet spot of the driver.) Then when you put the driver head down naturally, you will notice that the ball is now setup near the toe of the driver. That should be the correct position of the ball during setup (when you ground your driver). By doing this, we try to avoid hitting the ball near the heel of the driver.
It's been working for me and I've been hitting a lot of good drives lately. Hope this helps.
I just tried this technique and it worked for me too! thanks for the tip!
I tend to slice my driver a lot, it goes to the right like 50 yards sometimes. The rest of my clubs don't have this problem.
Paul Wilson of Revolution Golf stated in one of his videos the reason people slice is they swing too hard (arms take over and you come over the top). Try swinging your driver like the rest of your clubs - you may be surprised how far you hit it!