Hit More Fairways
My trouble (like a lot of you) is not swing mechanics. I have a pre-shot routine, a little waggle and visualization expertise to hit a drive (almost anywhere I want). My problem is equipment. My driver just doesn't understand me and often, it misbehaves and hits the ball like Captain Kirk who says "go where no man has gone before".
I tested and loved and the Callaway Men's Big Bertha Alpha Driver, Right Hand, Graphite, Stiff Flex, 9.0-Degree because it delivered what we wanted in a driver. When I addressed the ball, I liked it from the moment I lined it up with the ball. The head has a nice dark blue paint job on top with a metallic face and underbody. I teed up 10 balls and hit every one of them, long and straight with no adjustments. At one point, I was trying to execute a bad shot to see if I could deliberately hit a slice or a pull hook, and I can tell you, it was near impossible. As large as the face is, I could not mishit the ball when I hit too close to the hosel or the toe. This is what I call forgiving.
I am not a power hitter and don't aggressively attack the ball (like some of you). I have a slower swing speed (at 92 mph) so I need a driver that would "pop" the ball off its clubface. With this club, balls tend to fly off effortlessly. As soon as it makes impact, the ball is flying off. The ball takes off low and gradually climbs. You can call it a mid-trajectory driver that gives you a lot of carry and roll.
When it comes to adjustability, there are lots of options. You can change the loft, lie angle, weighting and CG or centre of gravity. Most adjustable clubs lets you change the loft which affects trajectory but very few clubs lets you change the lie angle or CG. With the Callaway Alpha, you can change alter the ball flight and spin by adjusting the 'Gravity Core' which is made of carbon and is mounted at the centre of the club.
I moved away from using Callaway when I was getting more distance with a Taylormade RBZ. With the Alpha, I think I can hit more fairways because it is very hard to mishit the ball. As long as your swing is sound, the club will do repeatedly give you consistent results. On adjustability, I experimented with the 'Gravity Core' and found an ideal setting that gave me a preferable flight and spin, with 9.5 degrees loft and -1 lie angle. In my opinion, it is going to a great season. I'm going to be looking forward to playing 'boring' golf which includes hitting fairways, getting on the green in regulation and scoring birdies and pars.