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  1. 1. On course, do you work the ball both ways or almost exclusively still to a single shape?

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Basically I play a baby fade--- Back in my younger years I had a rope hook problem. I basically taught myself a anti hook swing. Since coming back from severe back injuries and having to change my swing some to take stress off of my back. I have found I can work it both ways. Starting to get confident with a draw especially with the driver and fairway woods. 

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Like a lot of things I’ve learned, it depends. Nearly every good golfer that I’ve ever played with played it one way. For five years I played a lot with a guy who vied with me for low cap in our league - we finished 1,2 4 out of the 5 years and 2,4 the other time.

 

Both of us played it one way albeit the opposite of one another. 
 

I’m a right to left guy - I can hit it left to right but should only do so when it’s an absolute must. If it’s a right pin I’m going middle of the green and trusting the putter.

 

With all due respect what Tiger did has no relevance to anyone here. In fact he was so good that copying his game had little relevance to other guys on tour.

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9 hours ago, revkev said:

Like a lot of things I’ve learned, it depends. Nearly every good golfer that I’ve ever played with played it one way. For five years I played a lot with a guy who vied with me for low cap in our league - we finished 1,2 4 out of the 5 years and 2,4 the other time.

 

Both of us played it one way albeit the opposite of one another. 
 

I’m a right to left guy - I can hit it left to right but should only do so when it’s an absolute must. If it’s a right pin I’m going middle of the green and trusting the putter.

 

With all due respect what Tiger did has no relevance to anyone here. In fact he was so good that copying his game had little relevance to other guys on tour.

I really liked to hear Tiger talk about Seve, and how watching him helped his game.  Two golf savants.

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9 hours ago, revkev said:

With all due respect what Tiger did has no relevance to anyone here. In fact he was so good that copying his game had little relevance to other guys on tour.

I've seen shot by shot mapping of Tiger's strategy in tournaments in conditions where the announcers said he was pressing or had to work shots into  pins.   Shot mapping did not show  this to be true;  he followed the same strategy as prior rounds with no deviation.   This  is the strategy that many players on tour are following.  From a ball flight perspective,  like you said, playing a stock shot is probably the best approach....definitely off the tee and probably in 95+% of the shots you hit elsewhere.  Tiger's real strength was his ability to not let the situation sway his strategy;  he had the best mental game and was able to maintain it for 72 holes. 

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Over the years I’m most consistent with a fade driver, draw irons.  I don’t work those clubs I wake up with what I have and play with that, the shots go fairly straight so it’s not much of a draw or fade, more of a straight shot 

my hybrids and fair woods I have a very strong curve to it and typically don’t bring those clubs out unless I have to.  For some unexplained reason I cannot hit these straightish, not even a baby curve like a do with my irons or river.  it’s either a slice or hook.  And I plan for it will I bring that club out of my bag

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I used to be good enough to shape the ball both ways.  Then I quit for 5+ years.  When I started, I fought a hook for 2+ years.  I'd give anything to never turn another ball left.  That being said, I'm getting to where I can control a bit of a draw now... sometimes.

For those who say they play most shots straight, I submit... if it goes right, then it's a fade, if it goes left, then it's a draw, and if it goes straight, then it's an accident (or a miracle... however you wanna look at it).

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Nothing presently.  I'm doing a full rebuild soon after my golfer's elbow heals and I get a full fitting.

 

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I like Jack's strategy for hitting in to greens (Tiger followed the same strategy). He would aim for the middle of the green and either draw it or fade it depending on the location of the flag. You really have to command of you ball though. 

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I can hit driver OB in either direction(currently learning a draw after 2 seasons of hitting fades)

3wood I can shape both ways depending on the situation 

Irons are a baby draw

Generally the driver only makes an appearance on par 5’s where I can afford to miss either side

 

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