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This week we analyze another one of our Patreon member’s driver setups to see how we can help Dan gain some yardage off the tee with his driver! See how we can optimize his launch conditions including launch angle, spin rate and swing delivery to gain more distance without swinging any faster.

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  1. garry

    Jan 5, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Want to quickly get 15 more yards? Tee up at the forward (ladies) blue tee box… simple….

    • larrybud

      Jan 6, 2019 at 10:04 am

      and if he gets fit right, he would add 30. What’s your point? Some people play competitions where you all play from the same tee boxes. An extra 15 on the table is important.

      • Skip

        Jan 8, 2019 at 3:27 pm

        Wrong. His clubs are perfectly fine. He needs to deliver with a positive AoA to maximize distance.

  2. stevek

    Jan 4, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Dan is an older gentleman and his body type is short and stocky with a smallish belly. He would be clas sified as a “W” or Width swinger with a flatter swing path according to “LAWs of the Golf Swing” book. The remedies suggested are not applicable to his physique.

    • stevek

      Jan 4, 2019 at 8:44 pm

      Regardless of his D-plane ball flight data, you must consider his 87 mph driver head speed will fall down to perhaps 77 mph towards the end of 4 hours of play due to fatigue. Trying to jig his ball data backwards into his body is very wrong and misleading. Also he is playing a 12º driver which will match his dropping club speed towards the end of the round.

    • stevek

      Jan 4, 2019 at 8:51 pm

      Dan’s physical capabilities are limited by his obvious core inflexibility with virtually no X-factor between his hips and shoulders going from the top to impact. To suggest a backward spinal tilt will destabilize his whole swing pattern, and create a reverse weight shift. He will injure his lower spine for sure trying to do this as well as messing up his ball flight. He has a stable swing and has likely peaked at his age. His only option is a longer shaft but even that will upset his consistency. Stay with what you got, Dan, because it’s all downhill from here.

      • larrybud

        Jan 6, 2019 at 10:05 am

        x-factor is bunk. Even MacLean has said so since “inventing” it.

      • geohogan

        Jan 11, 2019 at 1:24 pm

        restricting hip turn, in order to achieve the nonsensical X Factor
        will do more to damage the lower back than any other method.

        I understand that there is a theory in golf today that the hips shouldn’t turn on the backswing. The idea seems to be that the less you turn your hips, while still turning your shoulders, the more leverage you’ll generate.

        It’s hogwash, and here’s why.

        Stand erect with your arms at your sides and keep them there. Now hold your hips still and turn your shoulders.

        Impossible, right? Even the slightest shoulder turn forces some hip turn. And the more the shoulders turn, the more the hips are forced to turn, right?

        … unless he’s incredibly supple or some kind of contortionist.

        Thus you should never try to restrict your hip turn if you want to hit the ball a long way. “Golf My Way”, Jack Nicklaus 1974

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