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So I have another day where I go to the driving range and hit about 30-40 drives. While they weren't as long as I'd like them the majority were reasonably straight. I proceed from there to Thursday night men's league. Shotgun start and I'm playing with nice guys - no tension there.

 

My turn at the tee and I shank two in the water. Next hole, drive is a short worm burner, third hole and my drive goes ob. I go to hit a second ball it doesn't make it to the fairway and of course I can't get it out of the rough. Etc, etc, etc.

 

Don't know what's going on maybe I need psychiatric help? This just happens too much.

 

 

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It happens. I'll hit 10 in a row dead straight on the range. Get to #2 where I need the Big Dog and I'll block the crap out of it into someone's back yard.

 

 

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Try this... Shorter backswing where your left arm goes no further than parallel. Close your left eye and hit the ball.

 

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Thanks strokerace at this point I'll try anything.

 

 

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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

: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: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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I get the first tee jitters every now and then. Now I don't hit anything more than a hybrid on the range before teeing off. When I pull out the driver on the first tee, usually hit it well.

 

 

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Thanks strokerace at this point I'll try anything.

 

 

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shorter backswing = less face rotation

lead eye closed = staying 'behind' the ball and leading with your hands instead of the body

 

distance is 2nd to accuracy!   

 

keep it in the short stuff bud...

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Range shots don't count so there's no pressure.  I might hit a few shots on the range before play just to loosen up, but like @djahubes, I don't need to hit driver.  Many times I just focus on short game warmup and do stretches.  Not a good idea to work on anything on the range before a round; just trust your swing and have fun playing.

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Keep ya big arse feet glued to the ground! You could be rolling out on ya toes which causes all kinds of weird stuff. Stay grounded and sweet swing er [emoji6]

 

 

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Put all your change in your left pocket. Turn your hat around, and put this tee.....behind your left ear.

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shorter backswing = less face rotation

lead eye closed = staying 'behind' the ball and leading with your hands instead of the body

 

distance is 2nd to accuracy!   

 

keep it in the short stuff bud...

I would give this a try.

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The (one) thing that really helped this year is developing a powerful release that hits push draws.Got a great tip too turn my lead hand ccw from top of swing to finish.The right hand will turn slightly cw preventing left hand from completely closing the clubface.One can hit the most beautiful powerful push draws this way with very little effort.Very little speed needed, just let the techniques hit it for you.Nothing new or mind blowing.But only a one on one demonstration was only way I could get this.The proper swing path-backswing length- pivot can happen more naturally with a proper release.Im a real believer now

Keep it in the short stuff

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I don't know if you're able to but my pro suggested ending practice sessions by playing a couple of holes. As long as it's not crowded I do just that. I'll take my cart and find a hole with no one on it and play it. I've found it really helps when taking the game from the range.

 

Good luck!

 

 

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Put all your loose change in your left pocket turn your hat around backwards and put a tee behind your right ear

 

No seriously this happens to me often truly there is a short par 5 on a course I play and I can be driving great all day but that hole I put it in the right side water every time all I need to do is pipe one easy one down the middle then likely home in 2 but can't do it

 

 

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