SurfinTurf, on 15 August 2012 - 03:56 PM, said:
I've read several posts where people say they just hover the driver off the ground and open it. Some people seem to think this is the same as playing an open faced driver. It's not though. How could it be?
A square faced driver, say 9* head, open at address and open through impact would play above 9 degrees, just like opening up a wedge. Square through impact would just be 9 degrees regardless of set up.
An open faced driver, say 9 degrees again, square through impact would play below 9 degrees. 2* open equals roughly 1* strong is my understanding.
To answer the OP's question, to the best of my knowledge, you're playing a 10.5* driver set up 3* closed thus 1.5* weak, effective loft of roughly 12 degrees.
EDIT: Though as Jaskanski said, digitally lofting it would probably be the only way to know for sure.
Hovering a club head over the ball, and opening the face up reminds me of doing the same with a sand wedge in the bunker. We all know thats wrong because the club will close down the face to where it was originally. Seems to me, the only way to insure the face stays open is the club has to be rolled in the hands, and then grip the club. Must be getting close to cocktail hour, my head hurts.
Edited by Pepperturbo, 17 August 2012 - 04:34 PM.