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PostSubject: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:38 pm

Hi all, not sure how many off you are facing this as well, but I just had 3 games in a row whereby I could not control my driver at all. Average 7-10 OB per game, and I can't recall the last time I went through 2 dozen new balls (OUCH!!!!!) so quickly. 3 games and 2 of them broke 100 in the wrong direction.

Almost all of them came from big pull-hooks which started left and curved further left, the other 1 or 2 came from HUGE push-slices when i tried to correct for the pull hook by turning my lower body more quickly.

The most common advice given when the driver is out of whack is to 1) slow down your swing or 2) make a smoother swing

When I tried to apply it to myself, I ended up pulling the ball left even more

Went to the driving range a couple of times and thought I resolved it, but 2 nights ago, the nightmare returned. First half of session ok, 2nd half, completely screwed ...

When I try to slow down, pull left (ok i know i was just using upper body), so ...

I slow down and use lower body, duff the bloody driver, hitting the ground before the ball

However, aside from me bitching and whining about the state of my game, I had a spell sort of in the middle of my session whereby I felt I was making uninhibited and committed swings, and I was hitting the sweet spot and with a great shot shape (moderate draw starting right and coming back to center) and great distance (for me).

The saddest thing is that after tempting me with the promised land of great driving, everything just disappeared!

If this continues, I am definitely headed into Weak 18 Hcp territory ....

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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:43 pm

Which range did you go to?
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:44 pm

If you are using your lower body to initiate the downswing, which is the right thing to do, try pushing your hips towards the target and not rotating it.

Oh hell, what do I know? Go see a pro. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:48 pm

I started at KLGCC, but very disappointed, pay premium but get lousy used balls

Recently been going to Golf Zon, opened by a Korean Couple, some off Jalan Segambut

i.e. From Jalan Kiara 3, go through Segambut Dalam, all the way to the end, T-Junction turn left .. where do u normally go?

New mats, new balls (MYR10 for 100 balls) and really nice water melon juice at MYR5 for a HUGE glass

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Driver: Callway X-Hot 10.5 with Fubuki 50S (pulled from a TM Burner SuperFast)
Woods: 19 Deg Callaway X-hot Proj X Stock S Flex
Hybrid: 22 Deg TM SF i70R, Cobra Baffler 25 Deg NS950R
Irons 5-Pw:  Titleist 704 CB NSP950 (Flex Unknown - think it is R)
Wedges: Perry Gear 52 Deg DG S300 and BFG 55 Deg KBS Hi-Rev, Tourstage 60 Deg
Putter: RIFE Antigua Island with Champ Large Grip
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:49 pm

Bro, if you are still using the same driver as the one I have, it is a set up issue. I had the same problem and then adjust the set up at address to more centre....
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:49 pm

Tropicana, since I'm at Kelana Jaya
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:50 pm

Derek wrote:
I started at KLGCC, but very disappointed, pay premium but get lousy used balls

Recently been going to Golf Zon, opened by a Korean Couple, some off Jalan Segambut

i.e. From Jalan Kiara 3, go through Segambut Dalam, all the way to the end, T-Junction turn left .. where do u normally go?

New mats, new balls (MYR10 for 100 balls) and really nice water melon juice at MYR5 for a HUGE glass


What are you doing drinking water melon juice? Thot you are a beer man? Beer

Maybe that could be the reason.... ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:55 pm

blee wrote:
Bro, if you are still using the same driver as the one I have, it is a set up issue. I had the same problem and then adjust the set up at address to more centre....

Guess I'll try that ... but when I put it toward left foot and things worked, really BOMBED the freaking ball ... don't think I've ever hit a Driver that far before ... did it for about 8-10 balls then everything freaking disappeared ... *cry* Crying or Very sad

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Driver: Callway X-Hot 10.5 with Fubuki 50S (pulled from a TM Burner SuperFast)
Woods: 19 Deg Callaway X-hot Proj X Stock S Flex
Hybrid: 22 Deg TM SF i70R, Cobra Baffler 25 Deg NS950R
Irons 5-Pw:  Titleist 704 CB NSP950 (Flex Unknown - think it is R)
Wedges: Perry Gear 52 Deg DG S300 and BFG 55 Deg KBS Hi-Rev, Tourstage 60 Deg
Putter: RIFE Antigua Island with Champ Large Grip
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:06 pm

I tried that too... after a while, the results is the same as yours.... so now i try to address is more towards the centre but also not to cock the wrist as much too...
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:02 pm

Bro Derek,

Sorry to hear about your driver. I guess it is just one of those period of time when all swings gone " hey wire ".

Since I am not good enough to advise but just wish that you get back your swing soon ... I was told it have everything to do with the club face and swing path during impact... Good luck !
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:40 pm

Hey Derek I think it's just a phase thing. I went through the exact same thing about 1 or 2 months ago. I was hitting an average of 10 out of 14 fairways regularly. Then suddenly i hit a patch when my driver just went crazy and it was almost impossible to hit a fairway. My scores also became really ugly since the second shot was either from an OB or a recovery out of an awkward lie. This happened for about 3 or 4 games in a row.

What i did to try and resolve the problem was to shorten my driver. As I was using a R11s driver, I simply put on my r11 4wood shaft onto my driver. This didn't immediately solve my problem as I was still hitting shitty drives. But it did make it slightly better. I went on doing this for another 3 to 4 games, and slowly saw my driving consistency, and with it, my confidence, coming back. When I was finally hitting my short driver consistently again, I then went back to my driver shaft. I'm happy to say that, at least for now, my driver is not driving me crazy anymore.



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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:12 pm

Derek. I fight apull too. I solved it by trying to block it right. Really. More weight left leg. Oh and slowing down does not work. Not in my case.
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:05 pm

Bro, you need to chill.

Just a phase lah.....stay off practicing driver at the range.....

And oh, have more beer!
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:10 pm

Its time to get rid of the black and ugly driver.

Lots of great offerings in 2013.

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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:17 pm

I try slow up n fast down by using my left hand to drag the club down...it work in me..
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:25 pm

S70B has a point though poisonous.

913 lah, Fit Extreme, Nike Covert......etc.....
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:39 pm

I'm a beginner...but seriously, slow up and easy down works for me!

I saw somewhere...the longer the club the slower the tempo. I tried..and I'm a believer now.

Oh well....just my 1000rupiahs worth...

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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:07 am

Thanks for the input people! Suffice to say I will try them all, sequentially of course, and we'll see what happens. Keep u guys posted.

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Driver: Callway X-Hot 10.5 with Fubuki 50S (pulled from a TM Burner SuperFast)
Woods: 19 Deg Callaway X-hot Proj X Stock S Flex
Hybrid: 22 Deg TM SF i70R, Cobra Baffler 25 Deg NS950R
Irons 5-Pw:  Titleist 704 CB NSP950 (Flex Unknown - think it is R)
Wedges: Perry Gear 52 Deg DG S300 and BFG 55 Deg KBS Hi-Rev, Tourstage 60 Deg
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:14 am

yeah, i'm doing the slow up and fast down and it works for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:08 pm

Slowing a swing down does help your timing - BUT you're still slowing down the same poor swing!

Doesn't really work in my opinion
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:15 pm

When I slow down, I hit it worse and also shorter. I tend to go the other way and swing harder and faster but I guess it depends on what your swing fault is. Go see a pro!
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PostSubject: Re: Does Slowing Down Really Help?   Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:45 pm

If you want to generate speed, rotate your lower torso fast thru impact. No use to use your arms ... Your arms and wrist should stay loose at all time during the swing.

Observe Michelle Wie's lower torso (no pun intended Laughing ) as she swung thru the impact area! Awesome speed was generated!

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