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Preferred Shot Shape

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Question: How do you usually prefer to shape your shots?
Draw
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Fade
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« on: July 16, 2007, 04:27:31 PM »

Alright lads, it's golf season.  Let's have some more golf talk around here. 

Pulled this one out of my ass but it's a start.

I usually play a slight draw from driver down to about 8i.  Straight shots from there except my putter which tends to hook.  If my draw isn't there I'm usually straight.  Very seldom do I fade the ball although I can fade my driver at at will.  Don't try often beyond that.  Even with 3w off the tee I have inconsistent results with deliberate fades. 

So I'll vote draw.  It's my go-to shot more often than not.

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2007, 04:29:03 PM »

driver- slight fade
everything else- moderate draw
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2007, 04:35:52 PM »

I've been working on a slight draw with the driver but my little fade is always reliable. As I have gotten older I need the draw for a little added distance.

I've been hitting my irons really straight this year. I'd like to think this is long term.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2007, 04:37:51 PM »

I've been hitting my irons really straight this year. I'd like to think this is long term.  Smiley


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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2007, 04:56:43 PM »

I've been hitting my irons really straight this year. I'd like to think this is long term.  Smiley


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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2007, 05:31:24 PM »

When I'm hitting the ball well, my regular shot pattern is straight.  Of course, there's no guarantee I won't chunk it, or blade it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2007, 08:05:40 PM »

Straight is what I usually hope for. Lately I've developed a power draw/hook particularly in my longer irons that I'm working to correct.
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2007, 08:11:59 PM »

Straight is what I usually hope for. Lately I've developed a power draw/hook particularly in my longer irons that I'm working to correct.

libs tend to lean left.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2007, 08:59:09 PM »

driver- slight fade
everything else- moderate draw


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driver - moderate draw
everything else - slight fade
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2007, 03:17:22 AM »

I tend to draw everything. The further in the round I can develop a nasty hook. I can't fade a ball to save my life except every once in a while I will get a push fade off the tee. I comes out of nowhere and usually happens on a dog leg left. My balls are repelled by holes.
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2007, 07:50:15 AM »

I would prefer they went straight.  Lately I've been hitting a draw with the hook/snap hook/block miss.  The draw decreases as the loft increases on my clubs. 

The end of last season I was hitting a fade all the time.  And I really liked the ballflight and consistency of it.  But my miss was usually a dead pull. 

I pretty much get to the first tee and aim for a straight shot maybe a slight draw.  And after a few holes I start to get the idea what shape is happening that day.  The draw however is been pretty good of late especially when I can abbriviate my follow through and produce a fade. 
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2007, 08:05:39 AM »

Straight is what I play for, doesn't mean it happens too often though. Wink
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2007, 08:38:15 AM »

My balls are repelled by holes.

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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2007, 08:50:23 AM »

Is 'Not Shanked' a shot shape?

I hit a fade.

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'You can talk to a fade, a hook won't listen'...
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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2007, 09:38:09 AM »

Respectfully, isn't wanting your default shot shape the same as "taking what the good Lord gave you"?

I play a fairly straight ball, perhaps with a gentle fade.  Unless I swing poorly, in which case it's hooked or chunked.  I'll take that straight/gentle fade -- no desire for a shape other than the natural one.
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