South England squad player Josh Oddy has recently been having lessons with Steve Davis and has noticed a marked difference in his game. A combination of lessons, practice and a correctly fitted driver has meant Josh has been able to acquire over 40 YARDS extra distance. This was due to a variety of factors including his set up and also his existing driver being a poor fit.
Josh’ average driving distance measured when using the Trackman on 30thSeptember was 231 yards, with a Taylor Made RBZ Tour driver with 10.5 degrees of loft and a Matrix Radix HD6 stiff shaft.
As you can see from the figures above the average launch angle was 5.8 degrees, combine this with the average spin rate of 2827 and his clubhead speed of 99mph it produced an average carry of 211.7 yards.
The first thing we set about changing was his attack angle in to the ball. His attack angle was around -4 degrees which meant he was hitting down on the ball too much with the driver. By adjusting his posture we were able to promote a more sweeping action with the driver which changed this attack angle and got it into the positive.