Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 40 of 40

Thread: Ball flight question

  1. #31
    I fluff my gimmies. Hamfist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    5,712
    Member
    25285
    Handicap
    Who cares?
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    4,721
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    4,700
    Thanked in
    2,595 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MSH134 View Post
    Why do you never hit the ball like this when we play together lol


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Because you lift my game. You are the wind beneath my wings.

    Edit: it could also be me just obsessing over a perceived issue that may or may not actually exist. Even if it's only 1 out of 5 shots, it will be the one we notice and comment on. LOL.
    Cobra F8 driver
    Cobra F8 One Length 3H/4H/5H
    Ping G20 SW-6 iron
    Odyssey #9
    Ogio Shredder bag
    A ball

    "Always remember, there are no bad rounds, just high scores."-ChristopherKee

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Hamfist For This Useful Post:

    McLovin (04-18-2019)

  3. #32
    ...purveyor of truth... -CRW-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    7,284
    Member
    19792
    Handicap
    #
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2,381
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,170
    Thanked in
    1,974 Posts
    As others have said, a knuckle ball is almost always too little spin.

    It could be equipment or it could be a glancing strike on the bottom of the face. A solid strike on the bottom of the face usually produces more spin, but if it's near the edge of the face it can produce the knuckle ball flight.

    If you have a golf store with a monitor nearby, see if you can make arrangements to hit your driver there and see what kind of spin numbers you are getting on average. If it's around 2,000 rpm or more I'd say your equipment is fine and the fix is going to be in your swing.
    OGIO Silencer Stand Bag
    Driver: PXG 0811X 7.5*, PX EvenFlow Blk 75/6.5
    Fairway: PXG 0341 13.5*, PX EvenFlow Blk 75/6.5
    Irons: PXG 0311T 3-PW, TT Dynamic Gold TI X100
    Wedges: PXG 0311 50*/54*/58*, TT DG TI X100
    Putter: PXG Bat Attack H, SS Flatso 1.0 Black
    Today's Ball: Snell MTB-X
    Precision Pro NX7 Pro Range Finder

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to -CRW- For This Useful Post:

    Hamfist (04-18-2019)

  5. #33
    I fluff my gimmies. Hamfist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    5,712
    Member
    25285
    Handicap
    Who cares?
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    4,721
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    4,700
    Thanked in
    2,595 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by -CRW- View Post
    As others have said, a knuckle ball is almost always too little spin.

    It could be equipment or it could be a glancing strike on the bottom of the face. A solid strike on the bottom of the face usually produces more spin, but if it's near the edge of the face it can produce the knuckle ball flight.

    If you have a golf store with a monitor nearby, see if you can make arrangements to hit your driver there and see what kind of spin numbers you are getting on average. If it's around 2,000 rpm or more I'd say your equipment is fine and the fix is going to be in your swing.
    I have a strong suspicion that it is not the club. (Insert sad clown face here.) However, when the session is going on, the instructor may see something that sets my ship right, you never know.
    Cobra F8 driver
    Cobra F8 One Length 3H/4H/5H
    Ping G20 SW-6 iron
    Odyssey #9
    Ogio Shredder bag
    A ball

    "Always remember, there are no bad rounds, just high scores."-ChristopherKee

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Hamfist For This Useful Post:

    -CRW- (04-18-2019)

  7. #34
    Major Champion
    Big SoIL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Carbondale, IL
    Posts
    12,932
    Member
    24319
    Handicap
    8.9
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    27,628
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    13,805
    Thanked in
    6,728 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Hamfist View Post
    That seems to be the emerging theory. After I got the F6, (it was a gift from my Pop-in-law) and I was doing some research on it, everything I read was it's a "middle of the road" kind of club that would work for a wide variety of players. So, it made me think it would be OK for yours truly.

    I've tried it with the stock regular flex shaft, a stiff shaft and a 3-wood shaft (all Cobra), all with more or less the same effect.
    Does it happen on the course also? Or mainly just on the range? With the Cobra F6/regular flex combo it really shouldn’t be knuckling on center face contact. What’s your consistent miss with driver, right or left? Any swing flaws you struggle with?
    ShaftUp #1 ‘17 and Grand Finale participant in 2017 and 2018
    2019 Distance Event with Golf on #TeamNoelle

    Z785 9* driver
    F85 15* 3W
    H85 3h
    U85 4-6i
    Z785 7-PW
    RTX4 50/54/58 Mid Tour Raw
    TFI 2135 1.0

    THP’er formerly known as so-illhacker

  8. #35
    I fluff my gimmies. Hamfist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    5,712
    Member
    25285
    Handicap
    Who cares?
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    4,721
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    4,700
    Thanked in
    2,595 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Big SoIL View Post
    Does it happen on the course also? Or mainly just on the range? With the Cobra F6/regular flex combo it really shouldn’t be knuckling on center face contact. What’s your consistent miss with driver, right or left? Any swing flaws you struggle with?
    I don't recall it happening too often on the course, mostly at the range. I don't really have a consistent miss, both sides of the fairway are well-represented. I used to be a big slice/block right/push fade kind of guy. Now I've improved to the point where I've added hooks and hard pulls to my repertoire. I think I've got a decent set up, and grip, and I don't think my swing is totally aberrant.
    Cobra F8 driver
    Cobra F8 One Length 3H/4H/5H
    Ping G20 SW-6 iron
    Odyssey #9
    Ogio Shredder bag
    A ball

    "Always remember, there are no bad rounds, just high scores."-ChristopherKee

  9. #36
    Major Champion
    Big SoIL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Carbondale, IL
    Posts
    12,932
    Member
    24319
    Handicap
    8.9
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    27,628
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    13,805
    Thanked in
    6,728 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Hamfist View Post
    I don't recall it happening too often on the course, mostly at the range. I don't really have a consistent miss, both sides of the fairway are well-represented. I used to be a big slice/block right/push fade kind of guy. Now I've improved to the point where I've added hooks and hard pulls to my repertoire. I think I've got a decent set up, and grip, and I don't think my swing is totally aberrant.
    I’d chalk it up to range balls mostly then. Especially if you run across balls that have been chewed up by the picker or washer. It’s sounds like you might be on the lower spin side, but if it’s not much of an issue on the course I wouldn’t worry about it. Maybe look for a ball that is higher spin off the driver if it does become an issue.
    ShaftUp #1 ‘17 and Grand Finale participant in 2017 and 2018
    2019 Distance Event with Golf on #TeamNoelle

    Z785 9* driver
    F85 15* 3W
    H85 3h
    U85 4-6i
    Z785 7-PW
    RTX4 50/54/58 Mid Tour Raw
    TFI 2135 1.0

    THP’er formerly known as so-illhacker

  10. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Big SoIL For This Useful Post:

    Hamfist (04-18-2019), McLovin (04-18-2019)

  11. #37
    Titleist Homer!
    golfinnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Leesburg, VA
    Posts
    11,503
    Member
    21902
    Handicap
    HEAT!
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    8,508
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    8,660
    Thanked in
    4,845 Posts
    Crappy range balls will do this no doubt. Especially the older one's that have no dimples left.
    Driver: TS2 HZRDUS Smoke 6.0
    Fairways: TS2 13.5* & TS2 19* HZRDUS Smoke
    Irons: 718 T-MB 4-iron & AP3 5-PW Pxi 5.5 MCC Align
    Wedges: Vokeys SM6 48*, 52*, 56*
    Putter: Newport
    Ball: ProV1

    2017 Ultimate Club Testing Event w/ Titleist
    2018 THP Championship
    2019 ????

    "Competitive golf is played on a 5 1/2 inch course ... the space between your ears."



  12. The Following User Says Thank You to golfinnut For This Useful Post:

    Big SoIL (04-18-2019)

  13. #38
    Legal Alien Mark_UK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Monterey, CA
    Posts
    7,348
    Member
    5144
    Handicap
    NCGA 12.8
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2,159
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    4,021
    Thanked in
    2,168 Posts
    I agree with the majority here, too little spin. There is no equipment on this planet that is gonna make enough difference to get your spin rates up where they probably need to be. It’s gonna be a swing issue, so your best bet is a lesson or two to find out why you impart such little spin on the ball. This advice is coming from someone that has spin rates as low as 800rpm with a 10.5 degree driver.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ---------------------------------------
    DRIVER: XR 16 10.5* (N +2*) with Hand Crafted shaft with #FiberLaunch technology #THCE
    FAIRWAY: Big Bertha V Series Heavenwood stiff
    HYBRIDS: 2017 M2 4&5 hybrids regular
    IRONS: P790 with Recoils with smacwrap 760 es F3
    WEDGES: SM7 54 S grind & 58 D grind
    PUTTER: O works #1WS black edition
    BALL: SNELL MTB Red in Optic Yellowy

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Mark_UK For This Useful Post:

    Hamfist (04-18-2019)

  15. #39
    SERENITY NOW aljaklaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    BC
    Posts
    4,111
    Member
    40313
    Handicap
    tequila
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,886
    Thanked in
    1,197 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Hamfist View Post
    Yes. That could well affect it.
    more than likely you're hitting duds, especially if this bizarro flight doesn't carry over to the course
    Driver: Callaway XR16 Pro 10.5° N-1 | Fairway: Callaway Steelhead XR
    Hybrid: Wilson Staff c300 | Hybrid: Wilson Staff c300
    Irons: Wilson Staff c300 Forged 5i-PW | Gap Wedge: Nike Engage Square
    Sand Wedge: Nike Engage Toe Sweep | Lob Wedge: Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP Gun Blue
    Putter: SWAG Handsome One Over the Rainbow | Glove: FootJoy EXO4


  16. #40
    Ima lil Gcup shortNstout

    McLovin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    orlando
    Posts
    23,910
    Member
    23812
    Handicap
    4.4
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    42,611
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    20,141
    Thanked in
    10,070 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_UK View Post
    There is no equipment on this planet that is gonna make enough difference to get your spin rates up where they probably need to be.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    i disagree with this quite a bit. drivers like the cobra f max, xxio prime and even ping g400 max can make a big difference imho.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    awesomeness
    perfection
    innovation
    excellence
    brilliance
    pioneering
    leading
    redefining

    Humbled, honored, and beaming with excitement to be the Captain (what, CAPTAIN???) of Team THP in the 2019 Grandaddy with

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •