One thing I have noticed in the "too much draw" department... it mainly
happens with the SW, a bit less with the PW and even a bit less with the
9i, and I don't notice the problem at all with the 8i on up.
So, I made a setup change with my 9i, PW & SW, where I left the club
face just ever so slightly open at address.
However, more recently, I have gone back to a square setup and playing
my shots just to the right. With this adjustment, I find my shots end up
either on the pin or just right. Then the occasional pull ends up just
left rather than missing the green on the left.
I should mention, the errant shot to the left is as much a swing path
problem as it may be the lie angle of the club. I believe a good swing
keeps the errant draw with in acceptable range, while a closing club
face with a slight out/in swing does the most damage. So I try to keep
my swing in check just as much as I try to make nice square contact with
I played on Sunday with the intent of focusing on nothing but paying
attention to making a good swing and bring the ball just a bit to the
left or straight away. I only missed one postage stamp green to the
right, which was more a problem of allowing too much credit for wind
pushing the ball left. And I only had a couple of shots pull way left,
and they were 9i shots. All in all, I feel like the problem can be kept
under control much better than when things are fading off to the right.
> Ya, that's exactly what I have too...+3 with +1/2" length. I too often draw
> the ball a bit. Occasionally too much. I like the Z-Z65 stiff flex shaft,
> but sometimes I'm just not producing enough downforce to cause it to offset
> the clubhead down enough. So I figure going back down to a +2 lie angle
> would be best.
> Thanks for the (added) input.
> > Basim...
> > The Pings are a very nice club. You might look into the steel shafted
> > Tommy Armour 845s which you can buy in the $300 range. You might find
> > they play very similar to the i3-O irons.
> > I also have the Pings setup at +3/white dot and +1/2 in length. I found
> > I need to make sure I didn't reach out to far to the ball or I would
> > often pull the ball more to the left as the hosel end of the club made
> > contact. I could probably dial back to +1 or +2, but I like to really go
> > at the ball sometimes, and i would rather have the fitting error favor a
> > draw than a push.
> > good luck with your 2nd set purchase.
> > Richard