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By Mike r

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  1. Mike r

    Mike r
    Amherst, OH

    Hey everyone, I bought the new TS driver and I love it. My problem is that I have a tendacy to hit the ball in the heel area and I hit it there a lot. The forgiveness of the new TS is fantastic, however do you all have any good tips to work on ball striking? Thanks Mike #TT #TS3

  2. I would try standing back a little more from the ball.
  3. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    It is difficult to resolve a problem without seeing your swing and your stance. I am sure there are a number of issues that could be involved, so I would recommend that you go see a PGA professional. They can find your problem very quickly and you will be hitting that new driver in the middle of the face. Do not short change you problem. Get professional assistance.
  4. I agree with Chuck
  5. I agree with Chuck
  6. Gabriel G

    Gabriel G
    Cedar Park, TX

    Do what Chuck recommended. It will save you so much time and you will be doing the correct solution that you will remember for years. Practice what the Golf PGA Pro teaches!
  7. Dr. Kovatchian

    Dr. Kovatchian
    Carlsbad

    Double check that with your club fitter.
    45.5" may be too long for your swing...45" or the old 44.5" may be a better fit.

    Cheers,
    Dr. K
  8. Try opening your stance just a bit. I’m all over the place but like all of us, when I get it I GET IT !!!!
  9. Frank P

    Frank P
    Port St. Lucie, FL

    Were you fit for the club or did you just buy one off the rack. My fitter had me at 44.5 for shaft length. That was the most consistent center of the clubface contact.
  10. Watch this and you might have some important insights www.youtube.com/watch
  11. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    Quick fix. Go to one of the Dollar Stores and pick up a swim noodle. Lay it parallel to your swing line just outside where you are teeing the ball. Your body will try to adjust to keep you from hitting it and you will start catching your drives towards the toe. Don't try this with a 2X4!
  12. Gabriel G

    Gabriel G
    Cedar Park, TX

    I use a swim noodle to make my turn, try to stretch out which is my biggest fault. Not making a full turn when I hit a ball.
  13. Dennis H

    Dennis H
    Spring Valley, WI

    Swim noodles often bend for an indicator that the path is from the inside.
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  14. Dale V said:

    Quick fix. Go to one of the Dollar Stores and pick up a swim noodle. Lay it parallel to your swing line just outside where you are teeing the ball. Your body will try to adjust to keep you from hitting it and you will start catching your drives towards the toe. Don't try this with a 2X4!

    "Don't try this with a 2 x 4" LOL - thanks for the laugh.
  15. Tosh.

    Tosh.
    Dundee,Scotland.

    I’m in Scotland and have no idea what a swim noodle is?
  16. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    Tosh. said:

    I’m in Scotland and have no idea what a swim noodle is?

    Don't feel bad Tosh, I didn't know what Haggis was until i played The Old Course in 2016.... Swim Noodles are these colored foam tubes that kids can play with in the pool. About 4 inch diameter and 5 feet long. Hundreds of uses including several golf swing applications. I've seen people put them under each arm to practice staying connected in their swing. On the ground they can help alignment and are won't hurt you or your club if you happen to whack one by mistake.
  17. Deno

    Deno
    Hawthorne, NJ

    Tosh. said:

    I’m in Scotland and have no idea what a swim noodle is?

    Sure you do Tosh......
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  18. Jerry M

    Jerry M
    Dallas, TX

    Dale, Dale Dale, I think he should try the 2x4 (LOL). He would learn real quick about how to adjust his swing path.

    But I digress. I agree with Chuck. A PGA instructor can help you immensely.
  19. Tosh.

    Tosh.
    Dundee,Scotland.

    From now on I will call these a swim noodle,what a great name..........but I’m not really sure what we call these in bonnie Scotland.......just a float I think....wayyy to boring swim noodle it is.
  20. Deno

    Deno
    Hawthorne, NJ

  21. As Paul B stated, try standing a bit farther back from the ball. The sweet spot on most clubs is only about the size of a dime. Buy some impact tape (sold at most golf stores). These are stickers that you apply to the clubface and each packet has stickers for drivers and irons. Apply the stickers when practicing on the range. The tape will reveal exactly where the face contacted the ball. Move closer or farther away in 1/4 inch increments until the tape reflects center hits. If you cannot find the impact tape, powdered foot spray also works. Allow it to dry a few seconds before each swing. Practice often!
  22. John T

    John T
    Youngstown, OH

    William S said:

    As Paul B stated, try standing a bit farther back from the ball. The sweet spot on most clubs is only about the size of a dime. Buy some impact tape (sold at most golf stores). These are stickers that you apply to the clubface and each packet has stickers for drivers and irons. Apply the stickers when practicing on the range. The tape will reveal exactly where the face contacted the ball. Move closer or farther away in 1/4 inch increments until the tape reflects center hits. If you cannot find the impact tape, powdered foot spray also works. Allow it to dry a few seconds before each swing. Practice often!

    Masking tape on the face and some dry erase marker on the back of the ball works very well too, way cheaper than impact tape

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