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Apparently the way I've been driving the ball lately, I'm try to eliminate the fairway. FML I'm struggling like there is no tomorrow! Was the best club in my bag but 2 years ago it was as if I got driver amnesia and can't remember how to hit the ball.

 

 

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All things being equal I'd normally prefer to be on the left side than the right because I draw the ball. I'm not trying to eliminate the right side, I'm trying to hit it on the left side. But that's pretty general. Every hole is a little different. I try to fit one of my shots into the hole that lies ahead.

 

 

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I try to eliminate OB. I'm OK with missing the opposite direction and chopping through trees just to keep from blowing the score. A bogey sucks but a triple sucks more.

 

 

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Okay so now that I have been working hard on my game I am really trying to eliminate the right side of the course as my miss. I have found over the course of time if I miss left it is no where near as bad as my miss to the right. Also could just be the courses I play but OB always seems to be on the right.

 

 

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I would bet the farm 95 percent of my shots end up on the left side of a hole. Not always the desired location but it's where I'll be ...

 

 

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Cleveland CBX 2 50 & 54 Degree Wedge
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I generally try to eliminate the left side because I can get it going left, hard. But it also depends on the hole. If right is out of play, water, etc then I eliminate the right side for that hole. Again, left side 90% of the time. Right side when needed.

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I don't like playing from the left side on most holes at my home course. I tend to play a slight draw to straight ball most of the time. Also on my home course and where water is present it's usually found along the left side. My home course is old school, narrow fairways, small greens, compact/tight - rather short (6560y - tips) and tree lined. Par 70. There is OB either right or left on 7 holes with water hazards in play on 11 holes. I know of a lot of people that poo-poo the course because of it's short length as compared to more modern - longer courses. However, I also see that very few of these guys can rarely break eighty on it. They just don't know or understand how to play it. Not every par 4 or 5 hole allows for a driver but they just can't help themselves. I call my course the home of the original Crying Game. LOL

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With my current game, seems like I'm avoiding the short, manicured grass closest to my hole

 

 

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Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Aldila Rogue White 80X

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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I don't try to eliminate any side, really. I guess I'm not good enough. I play each hole and try to give myself the best chance to par it based on the layout. I've never been one to have this thought of eliminating a side anyway.

 

 

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Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

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I'm now working on eliminating the side that has water

 

 

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Definitely left. It's hard for me to play well when I start missing left.

 

 

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Right Handed

4.5 handicap

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

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