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My keys to hitting balls farther out of bounds:

1: Be slow. This goes back to an old weightlifting/shooting saying, "slow is smooth, smooth is fast" I have found this is true of all golf shots but driver in particular. Smooth is faster, more consistent and has a better tempo.

 

2: Weight shift forward before you initiate down swing. This relates to point one but if you take the time to really get on your front foot before coming around, you will hit the ball straighter and longer.

 

3: Keeps your hands down. Number one thing I can see from a couple hundred yards away on hacks is hands up and away from their body at set up. If there's a straight line from your shoulder to the head of your club, you're probably holding the club too far out.

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Driver:  :ping-small:  G 10.5* W/Tour Stiff 65g Ping Shaft   

Fairway Woods:  :cobra-small:  Cobra F6 13.5*, F6 Baffler 16*  

Irons: Split Set-  :ping-small: i200 3i - 7i ,  :benhogan-small: Ft Worth 15s, 8 (36), 9 (40), PW (44) 

Wedges: :benhogan-small:  TK, 52* & 56*

Putter:  :ping-small: Sigma G Kushin 

Bag:  :ping-small: Hoofer 5way

Balls:  :taylormade-small: TP5/X

 

 

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Swinging my A$$ off and hope to make good contact at the right moment for it to go somewhat straight.. then act like i know what i'm doing when it actually does.. 

 

:D I admit it i have no clue how to hit the ball straight,, I get lucky sometime.. 


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Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag 

Cobra F8+ Driver Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra F8+ 3wd Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra 3 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra 4 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra F8 irons 5-GW KBS tour 90 stiff shafts

Cobra King Black Wedges 54* and 58* versatile grind

Snake eyes Viper Putter.

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

 

 

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I use to run to the tee box as my driver was my favorite club and as a rule, would be LD when I played with most of my friends.  I'd get lots of oohs and awes as I'm not a big person and even the guys that I'd get paired with would wonder how I got so much distance from my size and height...then, I played with some college girls who banged it well past me and then some...and in my self-reflection mode and ego busting moments, decided to replicate their swings and go for more distance.  Bad idea...I have struggled all season with the driver yips where I'm not sure just how or where the ball will be hit or where it will go...classic case of comfortable at the range but on the course, not good and uncertain.  I played in our club championship match play with our members watching, and I dribbled more than half my drives barely off the tee...it was humiliating...I've since recovered a bit, but short of quitting the club altogether, I am still searching for my old swing.  I have proceeded to develop a case of trigger finger from too much practice.  Having a net and mat in my home along with a driving range at our club entices me to get out and hit a "few" to get my swing back. I need a solid drive in order to score...last summer I was a 9 index, and trending down...today, I'm a 14 index and going up...ugh!


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Driver:  Ping G LE
:callaway-small: Irons:  Callaway Big Bertha
Callaway X Hot
:ping-small: Putter:  Ping Crazee

 

 

 

:lol:

 

Golf shoe:  hundreds!

B)

 

 

Outfits:  Too many to count

 

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I use to run to the tee box as my driver was my favorite club and as a rule, would be LD when I played with most of my friends. I'd get lots of oohs and awes as I'm not a big person and even the guys that I'd get paired with would wonder how I got so much distance from my size and height...then, I played with some college girls who banged it well past me and then some...and in my self-reflection mode and ego busting moments, decided to replicate their swings and go for more distance. Bad idea...I have struggled all season with the driver yips where I'm not sure just how or where the ball will be hit or where it will go...classic case of comfortable at the range but on the course, not good and uncertain. I played in our club championship match play with our members watching, and I dribbled more than half my drives barely off the tee...it was humiliating...I've since recovered a bit, but short of quitting the club altogether, I am still searching for my old swing. I have proceeded to develop a case of trigger finger from too much practice. Having a net and mat in my home along with a driving range at our club entices me to get out and hit a "few" to get my swing back. I need a solid drive in order to score...last summer I was a 9 index, and trending down...today, I'm a 14 index and going up...ugh!

What's true for Navy SEALS sending rounds through their smoke wagons is also true for swinging the longest club in your bag...

 

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. Specifically a smooth transition from backswing to downswing.

 

 

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:cobra-small:______S9-1 Pro 15* - Matrix Ozik XCON 7 S
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:adams-small: _Idea MB2 4-PW - Matrix Program 130 6.5
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What's true for Navy SEALS sending rounds through their smoke wagons is also true for swinging the longest club in your bag...

 

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. Specifically a smooth transition from backswing to downswing.

 

 

Sent through the nexus of the Universe

True... as long as the setup is correct to start with.


We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Spine angle (proper rotation) and tempo (slow in my case is better)

 

 

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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain:

:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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When I can create some lag in the downswing the ball just rockets off the club face.

 

 

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Driver: Cobra King F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Cobra King F8 GW(50*) SW(54*) LW(58*) Putter: 33" Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 mallet putter Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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yes, I agree..I am quick to pull the club back..always have been, and my tempo could easily be part of the problem.  I know I'll get it back..just need to relax, step away for a bit, and go back to my effortless swing that use to be so easy.  I'm pressing and wanting to get it over with...instead of enjoying the "ride".


:ping-small:

Driver:  Ping G LE
:callaway-small: Irons:  Callaway Big Bertha
Callaway X Hot
:ping-small: Putter:  Ping Crazee

 

 

 

:lol:

 

Golf shoe:  hundreds!

B)

 

 

Outfits:  Too many to count

 

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yes, I agree..I am quick to pull the club back..always have been, and my tempo could easily be part of the problem. I know I'll get it back..just need to relax, step away for a bit, and go back to my effortless swing that use to be so easy. I'm pressing and wanting to get it over with...instead of enjoying the "ride".

The more I think about what I should be doing (mechanics of the swing) the worse it gets so I just relax and swing with an easy tempo.

 

 

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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain:

:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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Let the clubhead "lead you back" then let it all "fall" back to your address position. Try hitting your driver 50yds, then 75, then 100, and on. If you're not trying for ultimate driving stats, you may be more mentally relaxed and ready to slide back into your swing...


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Adams 9064LS 9.5* (until I cracked the face)

Adams Super LS 17*

Adams XTD Ti 23*

Wilson Staff Ci7 4-PW

Adams wedges: 52/7 56/13 60/7

Wilson Staff Infinite Southside putter/Odyssey DualForce 660 putter

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After playing a couple of weeks ago, my FIL said I wasn't getting my left shoulder under my chin. As soon as I did that, boom, nice, straight and long.

 

So that's my key now, left shoulder under the chin.

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In the bag:
:taylormade-small: M5 Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Fairway: Sub 70 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 4-GW UST Mamiya Recoil 680 F4
:cleveland-small: Smartsole S
:yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8

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