Bigger impact for a high handicapper: shorter shaft or new driver
Ok kids, Im a 20 handicapper who has Big driver struggles. Historical miss, big open face inpact slice. Swing changes moving towards fixing that, but now Ive got a big pull miss too. Im working on it.
Knowing my swing is changing, lets talk equipment. I like playing as much golf as possible (~2 rds/week), so while Im improving my swing, id like to be able to lose less than the 11 strokes I took off the tee this weekend.
Ive got an SLDR430. Dont everyone laugh at once. I measured the shaft, turns out its a 46” driver. Pause for effect. Knowing what we know (and considering it cost me $40), do I jump in on a $200-$300 full replacement, or do i trim the shaft down to 44.5 and get a new grip and continue to game it? Whats going to make a bigger immediate impact on my game while I continue to build my swing? (Yes, I have a professional and am taking lessons)
Ping G 3 wood 14.5* + Ping Tour 80 Stiff
Maltby TS-2 2 Iron 18*
Adams DHy 21* + White Tie Stiff
CG16 Tour Black Pearl 4i-P + TT DG S300
53* and 58* Mizuno S5 Blue Ion
Nike Origin B1-01 34"