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Oct 22, 2005
i have just put a Callaway Great Big Bertha 2 in the bad and i have a nasty high draw.(11degree driver). but when i dont get it off the ground i hook the living snot out of the ball...any suggestions..im not too flat or over the top to start out w/....i even have an open clubface at adress


Shark skin shoes
Staff member
Aug 30, 2004
Canada Canada
For me, fast hands = hook.

Are you drawing the ball more than 20 yards/half the fairway? If so, that's a bit much.

If you don't have the pro series, (which with 11* I doubt you do), the club will be a bit offset to help those with with the open face problem at impact. Sounds to me that your quick hands have over emphasized this and you're hitting the big hook.

A draw is a nice ball to have, especially with the driver. But, if you're drawing too much, it sounds to me like you're using too much wrist. Not enough for a snap hook, but just a little too much.

My advice is to work it out at the range. Try swinging slower until you hit the ball with less of a right to left result. Then, keeping that same swing, increase the clubhead speed. You'll soon find yourself in love with the new driver.

I did. I carry a GBB II as well!



ST Homeland Security
Aug 30, 2004
Not seeing your swing, it will be hard to pinpoint the flaw, but many of us can give you anecdotal info and you can see if it applies to you.

After fighting a draw/hook/snap-hook for most of the year, I worked it out a couple of weeks ago. My mistakes were usually a low, sharp hook with woods, or an occasional low straight ball. After some mirror work, I realized that I was hanging back on the left (Front) side during the backswing and not really loading up the R side. It was a subtle (barely noticeable) reverse pivot on the backswing. After working on loading on the R side, my flight has improved to a long-carrying draw that starts just right and draws back to center.

Not loading on the R side forced me to get really active with the hands through the swing. Believe it or not, staying on the left makes it hard to get back to the left, so it turns into a very armsy/wristy swing. By loading/unloading properly, you use your big muscles in the swing instead of the little bitty twitchy ones.

Don't use this to overexagerate an already good load, but if your swing sounds like mine was, you may invest some practice time with some footwork and increasing your arc. Good luck.


Well-Known Member
Mar 20, 2005
I bought an instruction book that has 6 of the most common reasons for the most common faults,it helps analyse your own swing.Great advice from both posts above,but if you really want to improve,learn to self diagnose at the range and study swing mechanics.When you know your own swing,you will FEEL whats wrong and after study you will have a knowledge bank of what to do to narrow down the problem.


ST Homeland Security
Aug 30, 2004
Post of the week, dave. Kudos.

A book like you described, mirror work, and a weighted club would do wonders. It is SO important to know the feel of your correct swing. Once you know that, the mirror work and weighted club can sync things back up when they get off.