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    Smothering ball

    Hi I have recently gone from stiff to reg shafts in my irons with no problems.
    Thought I would try reg shaft in my driver but I seem to be smothering the ball low and left.
    would a pull come from a softer shaft.
    If so what's the reason for this.

    am 60 in sept and play off six hence the change of shafts as my swing speed has come down a bit .

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    Re: Smothering ball

    Quote Originally Posted by clubchamp98 View Post
    Hi I have recently gone from stiff to reg shafts in my irons with no problems.
    Thought I would try reg shaft in my driver but I seem to be smothering the ball low and left.
    would a pull come from a softer shaft.
    If so what's the reason for this.

    am 60 in sept and play off six hence the change of shafts as my swing speed has come down a bit .
    when driver with stiff shaft was being used what was the regular shot shape? (what was/is the regular shot shape through the bag?)
    prior to the change what were the common shot flight issues?
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    Re: Smothering ball

    Quote Originally Posted by the_coach View Post
    when driver with stiff shaft was being used what was the regular shot shape? (what was/is the regular shot shape through the bag?)
    prior to the change what were the common shot flight issues?
    i have always had a low ish ball flight through the bag.
    Trackman says I have a negative angle of attack with driver , I have tried to address this but have not been able to change my swing it feels so awkward.
    Normal flight is Prety straight / fade.
    My bad shot is a push fade.
    but can pull the ball when timing is a bit off.

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    Re: Smothering ball

    Quote Originally Posted by clubchamp98 View Post
    i have always had a low ish ball flight through the bag.
    Trackman says I have a negative angle of attack with driver , I have tried to address this but have not been able to change my swing it feels so awkward.
    Normal flight is Prety straight / fade.
    My bad shot is a push fade.
    but can pull the ball when timing is a bit off.
    The only difference between a push fade and a pull is the clubface.
    Push fade........clubface open to the path
    Pull.....clubface square to the path
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