View Full Version : Who uses Driver off the deck?

Jun 23, 2009, 05:00 PM
I understand that Driver from the fairway is in the bag of tricks for the pros. I tried it a couple times for fun and surprisingly got it airborne, but pushed it way right.

I read somewhere that you need a way high swing speed to make it work. Is this at all a useful shot for mere mortals?

Jun 23, 2009, 05:07 PM
If you don't mind topping every second one, it's a good idea.

Jun 23, 2009, 05:14 PM
i had my old taylormade 360 driver and i could do it everytime ..better then my 3 wood lol i use to carry 2 drivers in the bag

Jun 23, 2009, 05:15 PM
if i have a good lie ill do it in a scramble ill use a 3w if im playing alone ... to get the extra 20 yards and have no clue where its gunna go whats the use? hit a pure 3w right down the middle.

Jun 23, 2009, 05:32 PM
I use my driver to punch out from under trees. :$ It works really well. I can hit a 150 yard bump and run from under trees. You don't have to hit it hard at all, just a nice smooth half stroke will do.

Jun 23, 2009, 06:14 PM
Vijay's the best I've seen... Although my dad's a close second even though he has two fake hips.:D

Jun 23, 2009, 06:20 PM
The old TMs 320 and 360 were actually designed to play off the turf. I had an XS100 shaft and hit some momeentous shots with - 270 plus that no 3W could reach.
Had to play for a big time slice while protecting against the dreaded straight ball but it was a great tool to have in the bag - especially in scrambles.

Jun 23, 2009, 07:10 PM
If I have a good lie I'll give it a go with the 905R.

Jun 23, 2009, 08:47 PM
I used to be able to do this and hit a solid 230ish kinda draw with my old r580 but ive tried it with my new driver and its not happening

it might be something to do with the lofts (11* vs 9.5)

Jun 23, 2009, 09:03 PM
Funny thing; played Pipers with my friends driver which he used to hit off the deck and is now hitting it so bad he just gave it up. On 18 I tried it and smoked it, it's an old 9 degree Callaway Big Bertha.

Jun 23, 2009, 09:07 PM
I can't hit a 905R off the deck. But I can hit my Retro Raylor 16* about 250 off the deck. I figure thats good enough.

Jun 23, 2009, 09:14 PM
My son tried it on the range mat and promptly broke his Cobra X-Speed:rofl:

Jun 23, 2009, 09:19 PM
Face on the newer drivers makes it tough (center of gravity is a long way from the sole of the club).

Jun 23, 2009, 09:29 PM
also i think if your hitting it from the rough or fairway it might mess up the bottom of your club..i dont think the new drivers are designed for that