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PostSubject: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:29 am

Hi,

It been a while and now i have started to officially learning my driver.
At first try, geez the ball sliced too much to the right.

Subsequent hitting during my 1st driver lesson, all balls nearly sliced to the right...

2nd lesson on coming, decided to change my grip to baseball, able to drive the ball abit straight but no distance.

With good luck, driver can hit around 130 to 150.. otherwise is always 100 or less than 100. (Really lousy)

How about your guys?
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:38 am

bad drive 170, good drive 250m.
Interlock grip. For me the key was to have the right set-up.
Struggled the first couple of times, but some minor tweaks in my set-up allowed me to drive great. It's possibly the best feauture of my game (plus it's awesome to drive far and straight!).
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:49 am

not much different to Schulo up there. Interlock grip.
170-180 on bad drive (contact or/and direction).
200-220 on good drive

All carry without roll, and using Ping G20. I find i15 (UST Axivcore shaft) gives more distance (+20-30 meter), but could also be due to my lack of skill.
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:01 am

i use interlock grip too...

good drive: 200-220m.

bad drive: 25-180m.

something hilarious happened on monday - one drive hit one of the two "red balls" at the red tee box in front and shot straight up into the air hahahaha....
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:17 am

Good drives : 180m
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:22 am

Ssquirrel wrote:
Good drives : 180m

good drives 180m straight.

bad drives 175m straight. 5m left and right from centre line.
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:25 am

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
Ssquirrel wrote:
Good drives : 180m

good drives 180m straight.

bad drives 175m straight. 5m left and right from centre line.
MC, you forgot to add that SS only uses a 7iron to drive. That's why the dispersion is so narrow. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:25 am

Tried baseball grip a couple of sessions at the range n went away shaking head....can go straight but absolutely no distance...

Went back to interlock grip and voila...distance immediately came back! haha...Take it easy la...not always possible to drive straight aft 1 lesson....

To ans your question, bad drive 180 - 190m. Good drive when I catch the sweet spot...220 - 230m. Currently on my Adams 9088 UL but I think the head is way too light.
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:27 am

No lah.. these days busy with work... no time to golf.
Just the casual, social weekend golf now and then....
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:35 am

That's v nice - social and casual. Anyway, I am still trying to drive to 180m. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:53 am

Hi all,

Im also quite new to the sport (3 months) and use a TM r5

On a good drive I can hit about 250 (dead straight)
For a really bad drive(slice) its probably 150 3 faiways away haha
But if there is spin on the ball I can hit about 200.

I realise that good set up is really the key, but I do have a problem sometimes where my driver goes insanely high but still straight, am I teeing up the ball too high? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:53 am

Bad Drive: -30cm to +180m, dispersion of 1-2 fairways

Good Drive: still hasn't happen yet

...and driving is the strongest part of my game...sigh. I use inter-lock grip but swing club like a baseball bat.
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:56 am

lengkian wrote:
Hi all,

Im also quite new to the sport (3 months) and use a TM r5

On a good drive I can hit about 250 (dead straight)
For a really bad drive(slice) its probably 150 3 faiways away haha
But if there is spin on the ball I can hit about 200.

I realise that good set up is really the key, but I do have a problem sometimes where my driver goes insanely high but still straight, am I teeing up the ball too high? Razz

3 months into the game and you hit 250? metre or yards?

but who cares, regardless of yard or metre its incredible.
may I know who is your coach or you self taught? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:06 am

Good Drives - 250yds to 270yds

Bad Drives - 180yds to 220yds

Yardages - assuming nil wind condition

i started golf in the US hence im play in yards. Smile

For me, not over swinging is important. when i over swing, i tend to come "over the top" hence either i hit a major slice or shank it.

But what helped me, is the constant reminder to keep head back and right shoulder down.
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:07 am

270 yards driver but u cant hit woods????
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:07 am

I find the book written by Gary McCord very helpful for beginners and intermediates. The book title: Golf for Dummies. I am self-taught, thanks to his book.

Also refer to Gary Player's VCD: Golf Begin at 50. Teaches you to manage your game when you are 50. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:10 am

nientsu wrote:
270 yards driver but u cant hit woods????

yes sir! i have this phobia with fairway woods. hahaha...

but learning on woods now!
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:11 am

3w and 5w are my favourite clubs. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:14 am

lengkian wrote:
Hi all,

Im also quite new to the sport (3 months) and use a TM r5

On a good drive I can hit about 250 (dead straight)
For a really bad drive(slice) its probably 150 3 faiways away haha
But if there is spin on the ball I can hit about 200.

I realise that good set up is really the key, but I do have a problem sometimes where my driver goes insanely high but still straight, am I teeing up the ball too high? Razz

3 months and you hit 250 yards?
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:17 am

TDO wrote:
3w and 5w are my favourite clubs. Smile
i had the same problem last time
it's either driver + iron or wood + iron.
Everytime driver works, wood stop working and everytime woods work, driver stop working.

The problem for me is that with wood the ball rest on the fairway. With driver you tee it up and that gives a different feel.

So nowadays I tee up low on driver so that my driver sole brush the green on the tee shot. Sort of treating the driver as a wood shot from fairway, works fine so far.

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:21 am

nrafee wrote:
lengkian wrote:
Hi all,

Im also quite new to the sport (3 months) and use a TM r5

On a good drive I can hit about 250 (dead straight)
For a really bad drive(slice) its probably 150 3 faiways away haha
But if there is spin on the ball I can hit about 200.

I realise that good set up is really the key, but I do have a problem sometimes where my driver goes insanely high but still straight, am I teeing up the ball too high? Razz

3 months into the game and you hit 250? metre or yards?

but who cares, regardless of yard or metre its incredible.
may I know who is your coach or you self taught? Smile

Haha im not sure if in metres or yards, i just go by the range markings?

I was self taught for the first months but after that I decided to take lessons.

Currently at my 6th lesson at Marina Bay GC, my instructor is Mike from Star Gold Academy.

But he has said that I have a bit too much strength, still trying to get that under control haha
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:21 am

dmateo wrote:
TDO wrote:
3w and 5w are my favourite clubs. Smile
i had the same problem last time
it's either driver + iron or wood + iron.
Everytime driver works, wood stop working and everytime woods work, driver stop working.

The problem for me is that with wood the ball rest on the fairway. With driver you tee it up and that gives a different feel.

So nowadays I tee up low on driver so that my driver sole brush the green on the tee shot. Sort of treating the driver as a wood shot from fairway, works fine so far.

Very Happy

nice! whatever way works man!

i have to tee my driver shots low. i get more confident this way..

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:22 am

fergo wrote:
Good Drives - 250yds to 270yds

Bad Drives - 180yds to 220yds

Yardages - assuming nil wind condition

i started golf in the US hence im play in yards. Smile

For me, not over swinging is important. when i over swing, i tend to come "over the top" hence either i hit a major slice or shank it.

But what helped me, is the constant reminder to keep head back and right shoulder down.

Cant hit woods too! sticking to hybrids
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:26 am

lengkian wrote:
fergo wrote:
Good Drives - 250yds to 270yds

Bad Drives - 180yds to 220yds

Yardages - assuming nil wind condition

i started golf in the US hence im play in yards. Smile

For me, not over swinging is important. when i over swing, i tend to come "over the top" hence either i hit a major slice or shank it.

But what helped me, is the constant reminder to keep head back and right shoulder down.

Cant hit woods too! sticking to hybrids

thats what i thought too... but hard to get '2 on' on PAR 5s...
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:00 pm

Well.... My drive is about 6 inches to 160m Embarassed

Straight? I can't even putt straight Crying or Very sad
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