or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by rubch

I have the opposite problem from time to time.   Usually, it's because when I take my grip, my shoulders or wrists are tense (even a little bit). When I then relax both, the club face will close. I just need to make sure that the club face is square when I relax my shoulders and wrists.   Perhaps, you have the opposite. After taking your grip, relax your shoulders and wrists and see what happens with the club face. If it opens, then you know that you're...
For me, when I start hooking the ball (starting online, hooking left), it's usually because I'm not shifting my weight forward sufficiently. When I focus on making sure my weight goes forward during the downswing, my shots straighten out. Hope that helps.
Overswinging can definitely exaggerate swing flaws, including flaws that result in a slice. When I first started playing golf, I had a similar mindset. I felt like I needed to "muscle" the club to get the ball to travel high and far. For beginners, especially men, I think it's important to learn how to trust the club and use nice controlled swings.
  +1 -- same here, when I catch shots thin, it's usually because I have too much weight on my toes. With too much weight on my toes, I'm poised to "spring" upwards right before impact. For me, whenever I start experiencing ball striking issues, it usually comes down to my lower body becoming overly active. Whenever I focus on keeping my lower body quiet, I usually strike the ball much better.
Have you considered using more hybrids or short woods (e.g. 7 woods, 5 woods) with your old swing? They tend to be more forgiving than long irons and drivers, so you may be able to hit shots you find acceptable with them.
Actually, the make up of your misses makes sense. You are likely swinging from outside-to-inside with all of your clubs. But with the shorter clubs, you're better able to close the face, resulting in pull hooks. With the longer clubs, you're not able to close the face in time, resulting in slices.   I would work on these two problems in the following order: 1) First, try to groove an inside-to-out swing path 2) Second, work on the club face angle at impact (since...
That makes total sense. I went to the range yesterday and concentrated on 1) keeping my feet planted and 2) keeping elbows close and the right elbow close to the stomach on the downswing. I was totally able to eliminate probably 95% of the thin/toe shots. It just feels so good to start flushing irons again. Thanks again for the feedback.
Ah sorry... didn't see this until I already posted on the other thread. Thx again for the help.
Hmm... yeah, I never really thought I flipped at the ball, but you're absolutely right. Thanks for pointing that out, and I'll try out your suggestion. Regarding standing a little closer, it's funny. No matter how far I stand (within reason of course), I have the same problem. If I stand closer, I'll just swing even closer in. I think I'm subconsciously afraid of hitting fat, so I'll lift up on the toes of both of my feet on the downswing. I think I need to stay more...
Hey everyone,   I've been rebuilding my swing from the bottom up this year. There have been periods where my irons have been amazing, other periods where my driver has been spot on, and yet other periods where nothing seems to work well. But lately, I've been battling toe and thin shots with all of my clubs. The video below is one of a flush shot. Apologies for the angle and shakiness of the video; unfortunately, it's the only one I have at the moment.   Any and...
New Posts  All Forums: