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PostSubject: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:50 pm

Can someone help, my driver use to be able to hit 150 - 200m. but now i totally lost it. i can't even drive it out to the 100m. if i swing real light and easy i can only go up to max 100 but when i do my normal swing my ball just cut either to the left or right and i do not achieve even simple distance like 100. i have been told that driver swing 40% weight on left and 60% weight on right place the ball nearer to your left foot!! what went wrong, all my other swing for iron, wedge and hybrid are ok.....
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:52 pm

some1 pls help......

coz i m facing same prob too.... Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:00 pm

bro, the pros here found it difficult to answer without seeing your swing or even your posture/grip

or come to Starry Starry nite next Wednesday...there are bros who can take a look at your swing.

or post a video of your driver swing here.

My non-pro advice would be......it's the bugger in your head...take rest, just practice putt and chip for the next 2 weeks. Dont worry about weight etc, see ball? Swing it and hit the ball!

or maybe

it's time to buy a new driver Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:06 pm

Chinese has one saying


If old one don go....how can new one come ???
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:12 pm

Normally this happens when ure out of tempo... Normally caused by watching too many videos of the pro's swing vision..
Ur hips might be turning too fast n therefore slicing.

U should go back to ur basic drill n find out wats the main cause.


I'm not a pro but it happened to me b4.
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:14 pm

D, does that apply to children? Razz

seriously jaketang, come to SSN lah. Let us help.

it happened to me few times before too. I took one of 3 remedies for each time:

1. Rest my driver, didnt touch it for weeks
2. Bought new driver and new shaft
3. Paid for 1 hour lesson with Pro

All three could fix my swing issues at the time Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:14 pm

whahaha!! this is a new club that i just brought taylormade r9 driver asian spec 9.5, i have rested for 2-3 weeks not playing my driver.cause since then my driver swing just couldn't make it. have got my kaki's to help, grip is ok. my biggest suspect is my swing.. but i heard but pros that all club one swing... but again, even with the same swing my driver just CMI
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:19 pm

Then it's becos ure not used to ur new driver. Could be the weight, shaft or head
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:20 pm

pushslice wrote:
D, does that apply to children? Razz

seriously jaketang, come to SSN lah. Let us help.

tx pushslice.... Smile
my biggest prob now is tht i m too lazy to move... Embarassed
i m waiting for my lesson to start in april... hopefully this time i can remb them
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:21 pm

jaketang wrote:
pushslice wrote:
D, does that apply to children? Razz

seriously jaketang, come to SSN lah. Let us help.

tx pushslice.... Smile
my biggest prob now is tht i m too lazy to move... Embarassed
i m waiting for my lesson to start in april... hopefully this time i can remb them

with AK? I'm with him too
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:22 pm

nope this is my first driver!! i use toget it right!! arrhhh
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:24 pm

pushslice wrote:
jaketang wrote:
pushslice wrote:
D, does that apply to children? Razz

seriously jaketang, come to SSN lah. Let us help.

tx pushslice.... Smile
my biggest prob now is tht i m too lazy to move... Embarassed
i m waiting for my lesson to start in april... hopefully this time i can remb them

with AK? I'm with him too

hmmm i dun think so it's AK.....

we r taking some lesson @ NSRCC...
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:39 pm

Yeah than I realised it's because my tee is too low.
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:31 pm

It does sound like a strange problem. Did you use back your old driver and get some distance?
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:30 pm

you might want to hit your driver like putting,start with swing back 1 feet between club and ball, if it improve then you swing back a little bit more (about 1 feet more), if it improve then try half swing, once it improve then 3/4 swings. Your weight on both feet should be 50-50.

I'm not a pro but I calibrate myself with this method.
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:12 pm

Bro,

You are not alone.....
I have not been using my driver for very long time......
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:30 pm

Duval_S wrote:
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If old one don go....how can new one come ???

I agree with bro duval. This happened to me also. But afterthat I got a brand new swing which is more solid and gives more distance. So it's not a bad thing at all. This is the time for you to reconstruct your driver swing...
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:26 pm

sorry for saying this cos i'm not a pro or anything... but if your driver used to be 150m to 200m, you didn't have much a of swing to start with (i don't mean any offence by this)

if your distance varies by abt 20m, i can understand... but if your ball used to go straight and it varied between 150m to 200m then your difference is too great...

my distance would vary too depending on day, my rest and what not rubbish i like to tell myself but i know that its doesn't vary more than 20m to 30m when it is straight... assuming that i'm using the same driver so if you different is so great to start with, i suggest you head down to SSN to ask some of the better players there or seek out a coach...

once again, i'm sorry for being so blunt, but there is neither malicious intent nor insult intended, i'm just offering my 2 cents worth


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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:35 pm

shamusan wrote:
sorry for saying this cos i'm not a pro or anything... but if your driver used to be 150m to 200m, you didn't have much a of swing to start with (i don't any offense by this)

if your distance varies by abt 20m, i can understand... but if your ball used to go straight and it varied between 150m to 200m then your difference is too great...

my distance would vary too depending on day, my rest and what not rubbish i like to tell myself but i know that its doesn't vary more than 20m to 30m when it is straight... assuming that i'm using the same driver so if you different is so great to start with, i suggest you head down to SSN to ask some of the better players there or seek out a coach...

once again, i'm sorry for being so blunt, but there is neither malicious intent nor insult intended, i'm just offering my 2 cents worth

but its true.......
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:43 pm

in my opinion,

think too much..

try using your old driver.. do half swings to get the sweet spot and e feel of hitting sweet..

den will be back to normal..


thats my warm up routine and also when i havent touch any clubs in 1 week..

jus my thoughts..

dun change drivers la.. no diff wan... waste time and $$$


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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:55 pm

shamusan wrote:
sorry for saying this cos i'm not a pro or anything... but if your driver used to be 150m to 200m, you didn't have much a of swing to start with (i don't mean any offence by this)

if your distance varies by abt 20m, i can understand... but if your ball used to go straight and it varied between 150m to 200m then your difference is too great...

my distance would vary too depending on day, my rest and what not rubbish i like to tell myself but i know that its doesn't vary more than 20m to 30m when it is straight... assuming that i'm using the same driver so if you different is so great to start with, i suggest you head down to SSN to ask some of the better players there or seek out a coach...

once again, i'm sorry for being so blunt, but there is neither malicious intent nor insult intended, i'm just offering my 2 cents worth


Totally Agree with you... another posibility, could it be driver face been damaged ???
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:56 pm

slinger wrote:
shamusan wrote:
sorry for saying this cos i'm not a pro or anything... but if your driver used to be 150m to 200m, you didn't have much a of swing to start with (i don't any offense by this)

if your distance varies by abt 20m, i can understand... but if your ball used to go straight and it varied between 150m to 200m then your difference is too great...

my distance would vary too depending on day, my rest and what not rubbish i like to tell myself but i know that its doesn't vary more than 20m to 30m when it is straight... assuming that i'm using the same driver so if you different is so great to start with, i suggest you head down to SSN to ask some of the better players there or seek out a coach...

once again, i'm sorry for being so blunt, but there is neither malicious intent nor insult intended, i'm just offering my 2 cents worth

but its true.......

no wonder.... i always blame my equipment...

guess it's my swing... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:57 pm

andrew-golf wrote:
in my opinion,

think too much..

try using your old driver.. do half swings to get the sweet spot and e feel of hitting sweet..

den will be back to normal..


thats my warm up routine and also when i havent touch any clubs in 1 week..

jus my thoughts..

dun change drivers la.. no diff wan... waste time and $$$



totally agree...... buying new driver is wasting money..... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:06 pm

Hi bro,

I had a similar situation sometime back at range...
Mind got distracted and tempo totally out...
Didn't realise wats e problem and got frustrated...!

Finally tired, took a short break and started to focus on having good contact on e ball...
Followed by ensuring that i swing all e way thru before looking at e ball...

And all of the sudden, problem solved..!!!


Hope it helps...

Btw bro shamusan,

Every individual have their own preferred swing...
Some maybe unorthodox but still works like a charm..!
Unless you had seen his swing and thinks it requires a major change, i hope you will not make loose comments on fellow forumer saying they/he didn't have much to begin with..!

Btw i am jus a high handicapper and as most of the bros here always say... Long term solution is to look for a pro for sound advice..!

Cheers

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PostSubject: Re: totally lost my driver swing!!   Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:18 pm

robert33 wrote:
Hi bro,

I had a similar situation sometime back at range...
Mind got distracted and tempo totally out...
Didn't realise wats e problem and got frustrated...!

Finally tired, took a short break and started to focus on having good contact on e ball...
Followed by ensuring that i swing all e way thru before looking at e ball...

And all of the sudden, problem solved..!!!


Hope it helps...

Btw bro shamusan,

Every individual have their own preferred swing...
Some maybe unorthodox but still works like a charm..!
Unless you had seen his swing and thinks it requires a major change, i hope you will not make loose comments on fellow forumer saying they/he didn't have much to begin with..!

Btw i am jus a high handicapper and as most of the bros here always say... Long term solution is to look for a pro for sound advice..!

Cheers

Robert


I dont think Sham is making "Loose" comments... any variation of that sort is surely a swing problem... and since you are a self proclaim high hcp, I Suggest you DO NOT MAKE LOOSE comment yourself !!!

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