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#16 wizard_of_oz

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 09:05 PM

Go to the range and experiment by gradually putting the ball further and further forward (by no more than 1/2 and inch at time), and then further and further away from you (or closer, if you like). Watch what happens.

NB: You're not going for distance during this exercise so remember to relax and not try to swing too fast or hard.

Have fun and I hope this helps!


Good advice to try without altering your swing. Depending on the person's swing, the low point of the swing can be different and their club head release could be early or late.

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:30 AM

Ping G30..isn't that an adjustable driver...Why don't you set it to draw instead of adjusting it at address?


Only adjustable in loft, not face angle

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:33 AM

I just got my stock G30 shaft tipped 3/8" and 1 1/4" butt trimed.

IT will bring it backto a more respectable 44.25" ish

Stocko is just uncontrollably long i reckon

I pick it up today and try it on sunday
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Posted 11 December 2014 - 05:01 AM

I just got my stock G30 shaft tipped 3/8" and 1 1/4" butt trimed.

IT will bring it backto a more respectable 44.25" ish

Stocko is just uncontrollably long i reckon

I pick it up today and try it on sunday


Who did the work for you Rob out of interest?

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 07:02 PM

Who did the work for you Rob out of interest?


Daniel at HoG Ringwood.
I've had a fewdriver shafts swapped around through them and they seem pretty good

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 07:31 PM

Before doing anything else, check grip, for RH, see a couple of knuckles on LH.
Second , work on club alignment being square.
Ask a good player to check for you ,

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 03:44 PM

I just got my stock G30 shaft tipped 3/8" and 1 1/4" butt trimed.
IT will bring it backto a more respectable 44.25" ish
Stocko is just uncontrollably long i reckon
I pick it up today and try it on sunday


Oh so much better. Feels awesome, ball flight has come down a heap, and dispersion was heaps better

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 05:24 AM

Find someone near you that has a Flightscope or a Trackman and take a lesson so you can figure out what's really going on. I would have you start by changing your path.



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 12:55 PM

"I try to have a flat swing" ................ could be one cause of your slicing issue.

 

Swinging "too flat" means you maybe crossing the target line abruptly out to in, or in to out ...... so that the club spends a nano-second travelling along the target line.

 

If you swing a bit more upright, you might keep the driver on the target line for longer, making "ball position" less critical.

 

Just something easy for you to try .... and then "rule out".


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Posted 08 January 2015 - 01:06 PM

what is the starting path of your ball, ie does it start left, straight or right before it slices off right this will determin if its a path issue as well as a face issue.

 

right and going further right is face and possibly path

straight or left then slicing right is path

 

youtube club head path and that will help you understand what is causing the issue, correcting it is another jouney



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 02:06 PM

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 07:20 AM

Shoulder turn and ball position , driver should be on front foot or just slightly inside , if your shoulder turn is too quick quicker than your arms n hands you will slice
If you suspect driver length then grip down the shaft a bit

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:37 PM

I was a chronic slicer with the driver until I had a lesson about 8-9 months ago.  The two things I was told to correct were ball position (believe it or not, it was too far forward), try to line it up with the logo inside my right shoulder (I'm a LH golfer).  The second thing I was told to work on was dropping the left shoulder (right shoulder if you're RH) down a little and point the right shoulder toward the target.  These two things has helped make the Driver (and 4W) the most reliable club/s in the bag.  

 

*  I'll preface this by also saying I was working on a swing change at this time.  The idea was to keep my forearms in a narrow V for as long as I could before slightly moving my left elbow toward my left hip.  I was working on this at the same time and am still progressing with it but I feel the changes have really helped my game.  I dropped 6 shots off my handicap in that time, went from a 22 to 16 marker.  Good luck with  



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 12:22 PM

I used to have a similar problem. I too started doing the same as Robinator, Focused on a in-to-out swing and dropped my back foot an inch or so away from the ball to create a more open stance, now I'm getting a consistant draw and added length too. 

 

Instead of reading about how not to slice, I read about how to hit a draw. To hit a draw you need to aim right (for RH), very hard to do when you are a slicer. Grip also plays a big part, have to see some knuckles on that left hand at address. I went with what I thought was a closed club face at address and got a mate to look from the side, he said it was square to slightly open, I thought it was closed.



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 09:43 PM

Daniel at HoG Ringwood.
I've had a fewdriver shafts swapped around through them and they seem pretty good


Who put the Fuel into the R1 TM, same mob ?
( remember the one that snapped at GF ? )
Jon:)





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