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Old 08-03-2010, 04:42 PM
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So I have dilemma. Now that I have been playing daily my drives have been getting farther and farther and I don't know whether I should disc down to a midrange/putter or just power down. Here's an example:

Hole #14 of my local course is about 270-290 ft. I previously used a Teebird-L full power no problem. However, with a lot of practice, I am now throwing my TL 40-50 feet past the hole.

I'm not sure whether to disc down or just throw with less power. My problem is that when I have tried driving with midranges (on open holes) they not only feel alien in my hand, but they go straight to the right when I try to use a lot of power. I just flat out can't figure out how to throw one of these as a driver. Is the grip different when driving with midrange? Or is the throwing motion different? I'm just confused.
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:43 PM
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Grab the mid.
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:47 PM
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Grab the mid.
That's what I was leaning towards, but like I said above, I can't throw them worth crap. Something about the grip just makes me pull it straight to the right. Say I have a Roc, if I grip it the same way I grip a TL or a Wraith, am I gripping it incorrectly?
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:54 PM
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I grip my mids different then my drives. I tend not to tuck my index finder under the rim as much. I put the rim on my "first digit" on my index finger kinda like they tell ya to do when putting.

I have to be real smooth with my mids or else they turn over on me.

Im not pro though.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:08 PM
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There are several options you have, especially on open holes.

1) take the hyzer line. If you overpower it then it will go further right, and higher...but come back down roughly in the same spot.

2) Cut your run-up/power down. This will still be the lesser percentage shot, but some lines just really call for a fairway driver. This gives you that nice smooth line, but you'll probably skip at the end or blow past etc.

3) grab the mid. Mids take a while to get used to if they don't feel good in your hand, work with them for a while. Try big hyzers with them, try annys, try rollers. Try elevator shots. Just really work with what they do for you. In the long run this will help your game, overall the most.

that being said, for different holes, those are all good options. Especially depending on what the other risks are.

For example one hole I play regularly is only 240' but I always throw a fairway driver, or driver depending on wind...why? If you're short you're parked on a steep hill that leads to a giant pond. I'd much rather have a mostly level shot back towards the pin than a 20' long 10' rise putt where if it rolls it's OB 40' away...

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with practice the mid will feel just fine
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I use a modified power grip for everything outside 100' including putters, mids, and drivers. It sounds like your grip may not be correct and some form issue. Throwing motion should be the same for any disc of same stability off the tee. Clubbing down should be more predictable unless the ceiling is too low, or wind too much.
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99 times out of 100 throw the slowest thing that you can get to your target landing area.
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99 times out of 100 throw the slowest thing that you can get to your target landing area.

I pretty much agree with that... I'd probably go with a percent closer to 80 or 85 though.
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Dave Feldberg suggests a modified power grip. In video I saw he says "Mids aren't meant to be powered, they are meant for control, which is why you should modify the grip"
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