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Why do I only slice my driver?

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by Justin4423, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Justin4423

    Justin4423 New Member

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    I can hit irons and woods straight, the only I'm having an issue w is my driver here is me hitting my driver I have read probably 20 reviews on how to change swing but they haven't seen me swing so I'm not sure what applies what do you guys think?
     

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    I feel as my right arm is extremely bent the more I watch the videos
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member

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    For me, lighten the grip, don't swing so hard, and, be sure to get that body turn. There are many, many other possibilities.
     
  4. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Anyway you could post a video?
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    By the way, I dig your avatar. That's what my ball looks like as it screams into the desert.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Grip can have a huge effect.
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Avatar is stellar, video would be helpful!
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm with WBL, it's your grip. Or maybe the face is open. Maybe your over the top. Clearing to early? Late?

    Yeah, video would be helpful.
     
  9. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    One nut is hanging lower than the other. Compensate by wearing a lift in the shoe of the higher hanging nut to compensate for the problem.
     
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    trumb1mj Well-Known Member

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    One way to immediately pick up yards and straighten shots is to hit the ball in the center of the face. Sometimes we obsess over swing positions, swing path and angle of attack only to miss the sweet spot.

    Start practicing with masking tape. See where you're hitting it on the face.
     
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    A slice swing hit in the sweet spot is still a slice. But i agree, hitting the screws is often overlooked.

    Op - the slice ball flight is caused by the club head being open to the swing path. You can band aide this by using a strong grip to close the face. This will probably cause dead pulls as your swing path is outside in. I would suggest working on getting the swing path more inside to out and keeping the club face square to the target. Try to closer to hitting straight or slightly draw shots.

    Check YouTube for swing path videos. Mark Crossfield has lots of good ones.
     
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    Clearly you need to download an app that can measure your swing speed to hip rotation ratio. Once you have a sufficiently robust collection of data ... 10,000 drives should do it ... you need to run it through some factor analysis software and then ship your results off to a PGA approved statistician for further analysis (I hear Dustin Johnson's is free for a few months).

    That or move your ball forward in your stance.
     
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    MattyB Not a sheep shagger. Supporting Member

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    Or build a 2 iron like me. Cured it very easily.
     
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    Hard to explain without a demonstration but make sure you're not swaying. Be sure to feel that tension on you inner thigh in your right leg and focus in an inside to out plane. I hade the Dane problem and I was coming over the top.
     
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    MattyB Not a sheep shagger. Supporting Member

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    They're now replying to posts? Oh hell no!
     

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