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#1096 Deege

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:52 AM

So far I'm reading when it's a good swing it is great and when Deege puts a bad swing on it, then she gets a bad result !

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I guess this analysis is true in most areas of the golf game.  The 64 million dollar question is how do you increase the frequency of the former and decrease the latter.

 

My problem with my driver swing has been a recent issue, whereas beforehand I drove the ball (with the same driver) fairly consistently without much thought about it.  I specifically never had lessons with the driver cause I didn't want to jinx it.

 

However I know that over time I have changed and tweaked my swing and my setup and a whole range of things which have seen an improvement in my long game generally.  More recently, this has led to less reliable performance with the driver.  I don't need to have it perfect, but I had no feel for what was causing the issue on course or how to prevent it, which led to a complete breakdown in confidence with that club - meaning late in the round it would get pretty darn ugly as I consciously was trying to bring the club square.

 

I don't mind hitting a poor shot, but I was hitting a consistent bad shot and I don't know how to correct mid-round (or at all).

 

Anyway, I have a back up plan with the 3 wood which I hit as consistently as any other club in the bag, but I would like to persevere to try and get the driver back on track.  At the moment, that has meant a lesson on alignment, a lesson regarding a slight adjustment to my grip, an adjustment to the club itself and now another lesson with some more tweaks to my set up.

 

Still obviously a work in progress, but my standards for what I want to achieve are actually pretty modest.  I just want to be able to hit driver off the tee most of the time when it is warranted and have it not be the worst/most destructive part of my game.

 

When I manage to improve it enough that something else becomes the worst/most destructive part of my game, then I will move on to focus on that.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:17 AM

Good plan Dan

There’s lots of hating on the driver on golf forums but when it’s on it’s a huge benefit
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:06 PM

Mouldy will give you a few driving tips on Sunday
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:49 PM

Mouldy will give you a few driving tips on Sunday

Not sure these tips will cure the problem or exasperate the issue.  There is also the need to be in the same mental space as Mouldy to understand them and I am sure there as some pretty heavy duty drugs required for this. 



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:15 PM

Mouldy will give you a few driving tips on Sunday

 

Oddly enough, I have come to the considered position that I should really follow my coach's instructions and ignore other flogs from the internet.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:30 PM

Oddly enough, I have come to the considered position that I should really follow my coach's instructions and ignore other flogs from the internet.

 

An unusual stance to take.

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:53 PM

Oddly enough, I have come to the considered position that I should really follow my coach's instructions and ignore other flogs from the internet.

Works for me. ..

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:11 PM

An unusual stance to take.

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The ball outside your left foot with 90% of your weight forward is another one too
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:28 PM

Well had a good hitout at Trentham today.  Nice little course, but quite narrow, so probably not the place to be practising new setup and stance with the driver.

 

Results were mixed.  

 

Spent a lot of time in the right rough or trees.  Still haven't really got the new stance or swing working, but I think it was having some effect. My pro said that I should expect to block a few while I am adjusting to it, and there was a lot of that today certainly.  But I didn't really see any that had that real veering slice which is what I have been trying to get out of the game.  So hopefully that means that there was some progress to be seen.  More work to try and get everything working the way it should so I don't feel completely unbalanced.

 

Reasonably pleased with putting.  Was using a blade putter which was the first time in a while, but it didn't really seem to affect my stroke very much, so I would feel comfortable putting it back in the bag sometime, but my new ping will be back in the bag next week.  I did notice a real difference being properly able to align over the ball with the shorter flatstick, so looking forward to improvement when I have the ping back with the shorter shaft.

 

Bunkers mixed.  Had a double hit out of one of them, then caught a bad lie right on the edge of one with my feet outside the trap and bladed it into the next fairway, then had a lovely sand shot on the last leading to a sand save par.  So we had all sorts.

 

Course really required me to play differently than I am used to - and was a nice pleasant change.  Would have been nice to see what I could have done if I could have kept it on the short grass.


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