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Thread: For the Golfers out there....I just got myself a new Driver

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    Re: For the Golfers out there....I just got myself a new Driver

    Man...I don't even have a driver in my bag. Can't keep it from pushing right, so I pack a 3 wood instead. The derision from my friends is relentless- but I'd much rather be in the fairway, 30 yards back than in the woods any day. And that's where my driver puts me.
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    Re: For the Golfers out there....I just got myself a new Driver

    My driver comes and goes like the wind. Played for the first time in 3 months yesterday. Shot an 85 and hit my driver (Mizuno MP001) in the fairway all day long. My putting was atrocious. Think I'll hibernate for another 3 months and see if I can break 80.
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    Re: For the Golfers out there....I just got myself a new Driver

    I've still getting used to my new driver (Callaway BigBertha Ft3) after one month - but I would recommend it. I have found I like Callaway clubs but the brand of club is less important to me than maintaining a good swing on any particular day.

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    Re: For the Golfers out there....I just got myself a new Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC View Post
    My driver comes and goes like the wind. Played for the first time in 3 months yesterday. Shot an 85 and hit my driver (Mizuno MP001) in the fairway all day long. My putting was atrocious. Think I'll hibernate for another 3 months and see if I can break 80.

    No surprise on the putting. That's how I am too. After being on the shelf (or winter), I can come out and hit the driver well, but anything that involes feel (i.e. short game and putting) are attrocious.

    Problem is, the more I play, the more bad habits I introduce into my swing. So one area of my game improves and the other area gets worse.
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    Re: For the Golfers out there....I just got myself a new Driver

    My putting is always the part that suffers. My short game around the green is usually always pretty good. Hit a couple of flop shots within a couple of feet, and missed one very short putt. It's a humbling game.
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    Re: For the Golfers out there....I just got myself a new Driver

    I was golfing with my dad last month and was just off the green, which sloped severely away from me, with the hole about ten feet from the near fringe. If I tried to go towards the hole, the chances of running off the other end of the green and possibly into a bunker were very high.

    So my dad walks up and says, "This is where you need to play your flop shot".

    My response:
    "I'm, like, a 30 handicapper and you think I got a flop shot? Here, take the five bucks I'll owe you for this hole and track down the drink cart."

    I chipped to the center of the green, which was actually about 25 feet away from the hole. Ended up two putting for a bogey, which was fine by me.
    By following dad's advice I would have probably taken at least four shots to get down on that hole.

    Anyway, I'll be teeing off on #1 Sunday morning (559 yards) with a 5 wood. My brother will ride me for it, but at least I know my fourth shot will be from within 75-100 yards. If I use a driver, my chances of getting to the green without picking up a penalty stroke are about 50/50.

    So, when I hear guys saying they take off three months and can drive but have trouble with their touch, well, at least I know where my chips and putts are going. The driver? I never had that one anyway. Yeah, it's a humbling game.
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