How’s this for a Christmas Eve surprise — 2017 World Long Drive champion Justin James training with a persimmon driver?
Yes, you read that right and on Christmas Eve, DogLegNews Director of Instruction, long-hitting Josh Koch bring in his good friend Justin to talk about something you might want to consider in your quest for better contact with the driver.
Justin is going old school and demonstrating his training with a circa 1970s driver. “Not even sure of the shaft,” James explains. What Justin does show us is that the old drivers are significantly heavier and they stress the importance of hitting the ball squarely on the club-face.
Back in the day, a “necked” shot typically produced a weak fade. Too much toward the toe and you got a pretty big, nasty hook.
So if you have some old wooden clubs around (please don’t try it with those 50s and 60s era classic MacGregors), you might want to emulate Justin and hit some balls with the old school driver. When you switch back, the modern driver will feel even lighter than it is.
Enjoy Josh’s time with Justin —
And to everyone — Merry Christmas and may your New Year be filled with birdies!
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