Can't hit woods

Can't hit woods

Post by Ducchi Qu » Tue, 08 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Hi all,
 Looking for some advice, with the knowledge that it is difficult to give (and
take) advice without seeing a person's swing; that being said...
 I can't hit any woods.  Tried various makes and models and everything seems
to slice wickedly.  This in and of itself may not be unusual, but the thing
is, I can swing my irons pretty well.  I am comfortable with everything up to
a 4iron and am consistent in length and direction (a slight fade) with all of
them.  Ball flight tends to be high (Ping Eye2); swing speed in the high 90s
(with a driver).
 Does anyone else have/had this problem?  BTW, I sorta follow Hogan's
techniques.
 Thanks for any insight.

Later,

Ducchi Quan
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.  USA

 
 
 

Can't hit woods

Post by Alexander MacLachla » Tue, 08 Sep 1998 04:00:00

I was in exactly your spot last season.  My friends called me the iron man
because that was all I ever used.  Off the tee, in the rough, everywhere,
just long irons because my woods would slice wickedly off into the next
fairway.  After reading similar posts here, I ordered a 3W and 7W Super
Concorde.  Their sort of a rip off of Adams' Tight Lies woods and use the
new "low center of gravity" design.  Basically, the head is squashed down
and about half the height of, say, a Big Bertha, the driver I was using.
Believe me, I'm no salesman for Super Concordes, but they completely changed
my game.  I never believed people who said that clubs really make such a
difference, but these do.  The low center of gravity design must bring the
clubhead around faster, because my slice is gone.  Now I never take out my 3
or 4 iron and regularly use my 3W off the fairway.  Check out Adams Golf's
home page or stay up late and watch the Orlimar Tri-metal infomercials.
They all use the same type of design, only the Super Concordes are dirt
cheap.

 
 
 

Can't hit woods

Post by Ed Ky » Thu, 10 Sep 1998 04:00:00

First, I hit my driver over 300 yds so I know a little about this.
With your driver, tee the ball up off your left foot, make sure that
you have a strong grip(I mean in position, not in grip pressure) This
grip has the V's from both hands pointing to the right shoulder. This
is very important to stop slicing.Take a wide stance for power and to
prevent you from swaying back as you start your backswing. Let your
hands and arms reach for the ball slightly( don't streatch this too
much).Make a smooth back swing only until your hands are at shoulder
level(for now) then smoothly accelerate the club through the ball
making sure that you don't raise or lower your body while swinging and
watch the ball ! Try to keep your lower body fairly quiet and just
reacting to the swinging of the club.Don't try to over analyse. Just
swing the club at the ball.



Quote:
>Hi all,
> Looking for some advice, with the knowledge that it is difficult to give (and
>take) advice without seeing a person's swing; that being said...
> I can't hit any woods.  Tried various makes and models and everything seems
>to slice wickedly.  This in and of itself may not be unusual, but the thing
>is, I can swing my irons pretty well.  I am comfortable with everything up to
>a 4iron and am consistent in length and direction (a slight fade) with all of
>them.  Ball flight tends to be high (Ping Eye2); swing speed in the high 90s
>(with a driver).
> Does anyone else have/had this problem?  BTW, I sorta follow Hogan's
>techniques.
> Thanks for any insight.

>Later,

>Ducchi Quan
>Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.  USA



 
 
 

Can't hit woods

Post by le.. » Thu, 10 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>  Looking for some advice, with the knowledge that it is difficult to give (and
> take) advice without seeing a person's swing; that being said...
>  I can't hit any woods.  Tried various makes and models and everything seems
> to slice wickedly.  This in and of itself may not be unusual, but the thing
> is, I can swing my irons pretty well.  I am comfortable with everything up to
> a 4iron and am consistent in length and direction (a slight fade) with all of
> them.  Ball flight tends to be high (Ping Eye2); swing speed in the high 90s
> (with a driver).
>  Does anyone else have/had this problem?  BTW, I sorta follow Hogan's
> techniques.

Hmmm....  The Same problem I've Had for a while now.  I've tried a lot of
diferent Drivers and Fairway Woods too (graphite, steel, oversize, shallow
face... you name it).  I learned from Hogan as well (5 lessons, power golf).

I took a lesson recently and the pro suggested that my swing was waaaayyyyy
too flat and wanted to steepen up the angle of attack.  It did help me hit
the ball a little better so I've been working with this swing modification at
the range but I am still push-slicing my Woods...  Badly...  Let me know if
you get an A-Ha...

Jack

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Can't hit woods

Post by Joseph N. Hal » Fri, 11 Sep 1998 04:00:00

There are so many reasons why someone can be slicing ... this is
really a job for someone looking at the swing, either a pro or a
friend who has a good eye for a swing, or even the golfer itself
looking at some video of his swing.

The usual problem when someone is hitting irons well but not woods
is that the stance and/or grip with the woods is screwed up.  Suppose
you play the ball back with irons.  Suppose you take the advice of others
to play your driver and 3 wood up in your stance.  The result is
going to be a fade or slice if you move the ball too far forward,
or pulls if you overcompensate with grip or hand action.  But, whatever,
I say get another pair of eyes looking at things.

        -joseph

Quote:

> First, I hit my driver over 300 yds so I know a little about this.
[...]>


> >Hi all,
> > Looking for some advice, with the knowledge that it is difficult to give (and
> >take) advice without seeing a person's swing; that being said...
> > I can't hit any woods. [...]

 
 
 

Can't hit woods

Post by cajo » Tue, 15 Sep 1998 04:00:00

I hit my driver 300+ yards also and what Mr. Kyle wrote was great exept I'm
particularly concerned about the last line in his statement. I would rather say to
swing through the ball not at it!

Quote:

> First, I hit my driver over 300 yds so I know a little about this.
> With your driver, tee the ball up off your left foot, make sure that
> you have a strong grip(I mean in position, not in grip pressure) This
> grip has the V's from both hands pointing to the right shoulder. This
> is very important to stop slicing.Take a wide stance for power and to
> prevent you from swaying back as you start your backswing. Let your
> hands and arms reach for the ball slightly( don't streatch this too
> much).Make a smooth back swing only until your hands are at shoulder
> level(for now) then smoothly accelerate the club through the ball
> making sure that you don't raise or lower your body while swinging and
> watch the ball ! Try to keep your lower body fairly quiet and just
> reacting to the swinging of the club.Don't try to over analyse. Just
> swing the club at the ball.



> >Hi all,
> > Looking for some advice, with the knowledge that it is difficult to give (and
> >take) advice without seeing a person's swing; that being said...
> > I can't hit any woods.  Tried various makes and models and everything seems
> >to slice wickedly.  This in and of itself may not be unusual, but the thing
> >is, I can swing my irons pretty well.  I am comfortable with everything up to
> >a 4iron and am consistent in length and direction (a slight fade) with all of
> >them.  Ball flight tends to be high (Ping Eye2); swing speed in the high 90s
> >(with a driver).
> > Does anyone else have/had this problem?  BTW, I sorta follow Hogan's
> >techniques.
> > Thanks for any insight.

> >Later,

> >Ducchi Quan
> >Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.  USA