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  • Who uses Driver off the deck?

    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?
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    Re: Who uses Driver off the deck?

    If you don't mind topping every second one, it's a good idea.

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    • #3
      Re: Who uses Driver off the deck?

      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
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      • #4
        Re: Who uses Driver off the deck?

        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.
        In the Taylormade Staff Bag:

        Driver: Taylormade M1 10.5* w/ HZRDUS Red 65X
        3wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ HZRDUS Red 75X
        Hybrid: Taylormade M1 19* w/ HZRDUS Black 85X
        Irons: Taylormade Psi Tour (3-pw) w/ DG X100 TI
        Wedges: Taylormade EF (52,58) w/ DG X100 TI
        Putter: Bettinardi Inovai 3.0 Counterbalance 37"


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        • #5
          Re: Who uses Driver off the deck?

          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.
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          • #6
            Re: Who uses Driver off the deck?

            Vijay's the best I've seen... Although my dad's a close second even though he has two fake hips.
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            • #7
              Re: Who uses Driver off the deck?

              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.

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              • #8
                Re: Who uses Driver off the deck?

                If I have a good lie I'll give it a go with the 905R.
                Cheers,
                Richard.

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                • #9
                  Re: Who uses Driver off the deck?

                  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)
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                  • #10
                    Re: Who uses Driver off the deck?

                    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.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Who uses Driver off the deck?

                      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.
                      Canada's best golf instructor is Nick Starchuk.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Who uses Driver off the deck?

                        My son tried it on the range mat and promptly broke his Cobra X-Speed
                        Cobra Bio-Cell+ set at 9 with VLCT Stiff
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                        Cobra Baffler Rail 17 and 22 Hybrids
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                        Any balls I can scavenge.....

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                        • #13
                          Re: Who uses Driver off the deck?

                          Face on the newer drivers makes it tough (center of gravity is a long way from the sole of the club).

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                          • #14
                            Re: Who uses Driver off the deck?

                            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
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