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View Poll Results: How often do you do spinning drives?
Never, I don't find any benefit 138 90.20%
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:32 PM
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How often do you use spin drives?

I have recently been experimenting with spinning drives, and I have been impressed with the results. I always assumed it would be hard to keep yourself on the pad, but it turns out I really don't have a problem doing that. I easily ad another 30' to drives doing the spin approach, and I am toying with the idea of doing it for all of my longish drives. I'm just wondering how often you guys pull out the spin drive on actual rounds. Also, any perceived weaknesses/strengths?
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:40 PM
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Ummmm what?

Sounds like a happy Gilmore golf drive.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:44 PM
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Its kind of like this guy, except he didn't do it very well.

EDIT: This vid is better
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360 run up right? I think they are mainly used for distance competition, because the really mess with (most) people's accuracy.

I tried it a couple times and I sprayed my drives high and super nose up
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:52 PM
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Doing some 360 drives can really give you a good feeling for how your arm should be coming around your body on your x-step drives.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:54 PM
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That is exactly what I have found. It just seems like my arm is getting into the perfect position after the 360 and into the pull.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:56 PM
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There is no way i could do it ive tried a couple times but i always almost fall on my ass. I had a buddy last year when he first started and i was teaching him how to play and he started doing that cause he thought it looked cool. I let him to it so he would have to learn the hard way also it helped him get his arm in the right position, but he had pretty much no accuracy and it was very inconsistent.
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there is only one guy i know that can actually pull off the 360 with some consistent success. i've never even tried one, so i never use them i guess!
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I voted all the time.




I was jk.


I've never used them in a golf round, only for fun in practice.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:51 PM
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360 run up right? I think they are mainly used for distance competition, because the really mess with (most) people's accuracy.

I tried it a couple times and I sprayed my drives high and super nose up
Pretty much this. All it gives you extra reach back. If you (or anyone) could be consistent at this approach, you'd see it in play more often. But you don't, it leaves such a wide gap of miscalculation it's not worth it. Stand backwards to your target, you'll actually get similar results....
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