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nerdmachine
Missouri Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2019
139 posts

Big issue with skying the driver
Anyone have any tips? I understand that it's normally caused by a steep downswing or coming too far forward. I've tried keeping my head back and leaning back but just doesn't seem to work. Luckily I'm using my old driver right now and it's already loaded with "idiot marks". Very frustrating because my putting and chipping is really good. But the sky balls are just killing my score.


themasterpater
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re: Big issue with skying the driver
Tee it down


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mmmmmbeeer
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Member since Nov 2014
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re: Big issue with skying the driver
I'm assuming you know to play the driver off of your front insole? There's no good reason you should be hitting the ball with the top of your driver if you're lined up correctly...the ball should be beyond the lowest point of your swing and be hit on the upswing. Maybe try angling your shoulders a shade upward at address (which you should do anyway)?


nerdmachine
Missouri Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2019
139 posts

re: Big issue with skying the driver
I think I'm playing it forward enough, I could try moving it forward some more I guess. On film I definitely struggle with a "chicken wing" and hip slide as well.


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htcthc321
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re: Big issue with skying the driver
How high are you teeing the ball up? Does it sit above the clubface at address?

Try choking down on your grip. Is your old driver the same length as the one you were using prior?


CoachChappy
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re: Big issue with skying the driver
Teed too high
Ball position
Weight transfer is off


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re: Big issue with skying the driver
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Big issue with skying the driver


Tee down, easy fix.


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CalcuttaTigah
Member since Jul 2009
584 posts

re: Big issue with skying the driver
Are the scuff marks that are on club face off the heel or toe?


hiltacular
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re: Big issue with skying the driver
The only time I ever sky it is when I have it teed too high


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nerdmachine
Missouri Fan
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Member since Oct 2019
139 posts

re: Big issue with skying the driver
They're pretty much all on the toe


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Tyga Woods
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Member since Sep 2016
11552 posts

re: Big issue with skying the driver
Your head is probably sliding towards the target in the downswing, causing you to get steep and hit down too much.


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Prix560
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Member since Jan 2008
775 posts

re: Big issue with skying the driver
quote:

Maybe try angling your shoulders a shade upward at address (which you should do anyway)?



Thank you, thank you, thank you. I started a thread last week about losing distance, and I also was scaring up my driver head which I never did prior. Not sure why but I had stopped angling my left shoulder up. Your suggestion helped me so much this weekend. Thank you.


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lsuoilengr
Member since Aug 2008
2854 posts

re: Big issue with skying the driver
Tee it down and make a few practice swings til it feels right, then repeat your good practice swing and smash it down the fairway


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