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Luckily they haven’t shut down the courses here yet. Went and played 9 yesterday afternoon just to get some fresh air. I started using my back and shoulders more to swing the club so that is taking some getting used too but my drives looked decent. Can’t wait to give this new driver a try, all the parts should be here Friday.

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Surprisingly enough, the swingbyte says I have an average of around 4 degrees in to out, just slightly more upright when starting my down swing. I just need to get my tempo sped up from 4:1 to 3:1. I did notice that when swinging with my back and shoulders at a 3.5:1ish tempo, my swing speeds were actually reaching 98mph with my R1. Didn’t really swing any harder, only focused on a faster tempo, just gotta remember to keep the face square or hard right she goes lol. Anyway, grip and weight with be here today so I will throw it on and see how the EF does.

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Didn’t get a chance to change the grip so I games it at about a D 7 swing weight. It did do really good and honestly added 15 yards to my drives. I feel I could’ve done better but the driving range is closed so didn’t have any way to warm up. I think I’m going to like this setup once I get it dialed in.

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Tilt on the balls spin axis against fade or slice could be face to path like you describe, but it could also be heel side impact who cause a horizontal gear effect, and in some rare cases, the players wrist action (face closure speed at impact). Impact position is important for everything, so thats where we start looking, if impact is good, face angle vs path is next.

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So I’ve gotten to put a couple rounds on the new driver after the re-grip and I must say that I love it. Swing weight feels great, averaging 235 on my drives with the longest so far at a whopping 256 yards! I have hit a few nice draws with this clubs but I still need to get my consistency together a little more. I played today and shot a 97 with a number of short game mistakes, mainly second guessing my wedge abilities instead of just hitting the dang ball lol. I feel I can definitely improve that number in the next few weeks but that’s a different discussion all together. There is still probably room for improvement if I get fitted, but right now I am more than pleased.

 

And to answer the missing right question. On a good swing, it is definitely face open causing it to push right, not so much of a slice. On other times, I would say it’s getting my arms ahead or flicking the wrists because it will take a hard right. I am improving quite a bit and having confidence in my drives is really nice for a change.

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Ugh I am loving this driver. My dispersion is still a little left and right but getting better with every round. I did set a personal best today, 10mph wind at my back on a raised tee box (roughly 5 yards up from the fairway), hit a beautiful draw that found the fairway on a sweeping left for a total distance of 283 yards. A little harder and slightly more left and it would’ve found the green. Played 18 and shot under 100 for the second time in a row. First was a 97 and then a 96 today. Just have to be more confident in my wedge shots and I could get down to 90.

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Sounds like you're enjoying the driver and some success. To get down to 90 or below it is important to keep the ball in play off the tee, sometimes sacrifice in yardage for accuracy. I have played some of my best golf using my 4 hybrid off the tee instead of my driver which cuts off about 40 yards , but I am usually in the fairway allowing for a good second shot. Wedge play around the green is very important as well. If you get those two things in order you should be breaking 90.

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