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    Re: The mental side of driving

    Quote Originally Posted by bobmac View Post
    On a good day, how far do you hit the driver?
    on a good day, 220 tops.

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    Re: The mental side of driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    If it is going badly, try hitting it really slowly. You will still swing fairly quickly but in your head it will feel painful. It helps me. When the confidence is on the up then you can speed up the swing again.

    Might not work for you but it helps me.
    am back out this afternoon, will give it a try.

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    Re: The mental side of driving

    Quote Originally Posted by rudebhoy View Post
    on a good day, 220 tops.
    How far do you try and hit it?
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    Re: The mental side of driving

    Quote Originally Posted by bobmac View Post
    How far do you try and hit it?
    is this 20 questions?

    I don't think about a specific distance, i'm just trying to get a good way down the hole and keep it on the short stuff. I don't try to blast it. maybe I should!

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    Re: The mental side of driving

    I fixed my driver with two things.

    Lining up shoulders, feet and target better.

    Less difference between target line and club path.

    I can deliver it square but my other angles were all way way out.

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    Re: The mental side of driving

    Quote Originally Posted by rudebhoy View Post
    is this 20 questions?

    I don't think about a specific distance, i'm just trying to get a good way down the hole and keep it on the short stuff. I don't try to blast it. maybe I should!
    If you try and hit your 7 iron 150, maybe you should try and hit your driver 220
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    Re: The mental side of driving

    Quote Originally Posted by rudebhoy View Post
    I agree, that's the crux of the issue. I was pretty relaxed on the practice ground, hitting good shots in rapid succession. Out on the course, it's the 10 minutes stewing until the next drive which is killing me mentally.
    Tension in the arms is hard to identify in the heat of the moment and absolutely kills your ability to replicate that easy swing. Perhaps work something new into your routine? Like have a red mark on your glove that reminds you every time you see it to do a "body scan" (look it up, loads of examples out there). Lots of tips out there but you don't want to clutter your mind with swing thoughts if you can help it, so everything you can do before you address is good. Like take a practice swing in which you think "turn my back to the target" and then take a step forward onto your left foot as you swing through. That rehearses a full turn and weight movement both ways. When you stand over it you should have as little going on as possible imo!
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    Re: The mental side of driving

    Quote Originally Posted by bobmac View Post
    If you try and hit your 7 iron 150, maybe you should try and hit your driver 220
    sorry Bob, you've lost me. Can you elaborate?

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    Re: The mental side of driving

    Quote Originally Posted by rudebhoy View Post
    sorry Bob, you've lost me. Can you elaborate?
    Every other club in the bag you try and hit a certain distance
    150 to the flag? 7 iron
    160? 6 iron and so on.


    When I asked you how far you hit your driver you replied

    I don't think about a specific distance
    I suggest you find a distance you can hit with the driver comfortably and try and hit it that distance EVERY TIME.

    That way you won't be tempted to go for the biggy (we've all done it) and start duffing it.
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    Re: The mental side of driving

    Quote Originally Posted by bobmac View Post
    That way you won't be tempted to go for the biggy
    Is that not the point of the game?

    Wise words as ever Bob! I should take that on board myself!
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