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ORazor

My Swing (ORazor)

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I've been Playing Golf for: Played every day 12 years ago for 1 summer (when I was 16), but didn't play after.  Just started playing again in July 2012.

My current handicap index or average score is: I shoot high 90s

My typical ball flight is: Inconsistent.

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Push + slice =  lost ball.


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I've decided to give some more substantive answers:

My current handicap index or average score is: I shoot high 90s - but I consistently 3 putt (and sometimes 4 putt).  My GIR is pretty good.

My typical ball flight is: For the longest time, I couldn't hit a shot without a slice to save my life.  I recently began lessons, and that problem was largely cured by lining up my shoulders on the same plane as my feet.  Since then I tend to hit it straight, or even a slight draw.  However, I tend not to have the height that I think that I should, both with my irons, woods, and driver.

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Push + slice =  lost ball.  As I've intoned above, this problem has largely been cured.  Now, I find myself topping the ball more than I should off the tee with my driver/3wood.  I can't seem to get through a round without topping one to the right.  I'd be very pleased to reduce that shot.

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Looks like your head is moving laterally - toward the target at the top of your back swing... Thus moving your lowpoint (swing arc) forward.  This is going to cause you to top or hit a lot of shots thin which could explain why your ball flight is lower than you would like.

Here are a few videos which touch on some drills you can work on at home to practice maintaining a steady head in the swing.

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Thanks Beachcomber!  That's some excellent advice!  I had never noticed that!  I'll start doing those drills!

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Great drills Beach.  Orazor, I just noticed something else at set-up.  Your arms, especially your right arm, needs to be more in front of you.  When the arms are bent and at our sides it makes it harder to have a flat lead wrist at impact.  It basically narrows the swing arc.  That's an important piece for hitting the ball solid and controlling the curve, especially the slice.

Check out these pics, notice the difference in where the right arm is positioned.  For you it's going to feel like your tricep is on top of your right pec.

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That's a great observation.  I never knew that was supposed to happen!  I guess that's why I'm posting on this forum!  I'll let you know how that turns out for me after a couple range sessions this week!

Thanks!

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I was at the range this morning.  It was a little discouraging.  I was wildly inconsistent - hooks and slices on back to back shots!

I ended up taking a break and coming back.  I was finding that I really needed to focus on driving the clubhead through the ball in the direction I'm aiming - I think I was coming across it too much or too little.

It's hard to work on your swing when some days you can barely seem to hit it!

I have a lesson tomorrow, so hopefully I'll be able to clear some of this stuff up.

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