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  • Ball flight question

    As Im sure you are all familiar with my limited skills at the game, this question may not surprise.

    When hitting my driver, some of my shots sink like a split finger fastball. You can almost see them hit a certain point then just dive down.

    Any idea what Im doing to cause this?
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  • #2
    Does the ball appear like it is rising quickly and then falls out of the sky? Might be too much spin. Otherwise not sure how'd you see a split finger type drop.

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    • #3
      falling out of the sky is often indicative of too little spin. if its knuckling, it could be strike related (i would think extreme high toe).


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      • #4
        How far are these shots going?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dthrog00 View Post
          Does the ball appear like it is rising quickly and then falls out of the sky? Might be too much spin. Otherwise not sure how'd you see a split finger type drop.

          Dave
          From what I see, it starts on a higher trajectory, but nothing noticable different from many others I see at the range. It’s not a “mortar shot”, so to speak. Then it’s like it knuckles in the air, and down.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by McLovin View Post
            falling out of the sky is often indicative of too little spin. if it’s knuckling, it could be strike related (i would think extreme high toe).


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            Ball marks indicate mostly center of face area with a few high center. Hardly a mark out on the toe.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by GoingLefty View Post
              How far are these shots going?

              Average, 150. One long one at 181. I’m sure you all heard the concussion wave.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hamfist View Post
                Ball marks indicate mostly center of face area with a few high center. Hardly a mark out on the toe.
                Hitting above driver CG means spin will come off. CA is probably right, it is probably low spin knuckleballs you're hitting. Are they going acceptable distance? If so, call it good :) If not, need to stop hitting it so high on the face.

                I'm guilty of hitting the short almost skied ball periodically. The ones I hit lose distance.

                Do you have the F6 with weight forward or back? Weight forward would encourage the knuckleball.

                Dave
                Driver Cobra F8 w/ MRC Tensei CK Blue 50 R
                Fairway/Hybrid 1 slot open
                Hybrids Cobra King OS 3-4H, 4-5H w/stock R
                Irons Cobra King OS 6-GW w/460 ES F3 Recoil
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                • #9
                  are these range balls?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hamfist View Post
                    Average, 150. One long one at 181. I’m sure you all heard the concussion wave.
                    Your talking about the average mishit, right?

                    I've had these myself, and when I was using powder to see where the ball came off the face it was always on a wild edge for me. Like right on the bend at the bottom, or the toe bottom, or heal bottom. I never got one of these from the center of the driver face, at least not when I was using powder on the club.

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                    • #11
                      Maybe need more swing oil? :)


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Hamfist View Post
                        Ball marks indicate mostly center of face area with a few high center. Hardly a mark out on the toe.
                        It definitely sounds like it’s knuckling out of the air and if you’re making center face contact I’d say it’s something equipment related. Have you tried a higher spin ball or what ball are you playing?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Hamfist View Post
                          As I’m sure you are all familiar with my limited skills at the game, this question may not surprise.

                          When hitting my driver, some of my shots sink like a split finger fastball. You can almost see them hit a certain point then just dive down.

                          Any idea what I’m doing to cause this?
                          Sounds like you have too low spin. Not enough spin on a ball will cause it to dive out of the sky.
                          Does the flight look fine until that point and just drop?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dthrog00 View Post
                            Hitting above driver CG means spin will come off. CA is probably right, it is probably low spin knuckleballs you're hitting. Are they going acceptable distance? If so, call it good :) If not, need to stop hitting it so high on the face.

                            I'm guilty of hitting the short almost skied ball periodically. The ones I hit lose distance.

                            Do you have the F6 with weight forward or back? Weight forward would encourage the knuckleball.

                            Dave
                            Weight is back in the "Towering" (little marketing hyperbole there) position. At the range, there is only the tall tee, so no real adjustability there. distance in short. Chasing the magical 170 off the tee.
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                            Ping G20 AW & SW
                            Odyssey #9
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by aljaklaw View Post
                              are these range balls?
                              Yes. That could well affect it.
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                              Ping G20 AW & SW
                              Odyssey #9
                              Ogio Shredder bag
                              A ball

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