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dropping shoulder and pushing hips

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hey guys i am a 19 year old 6 handicapper and i have this major problem of droping my left shoulder and sliding my hips on my backswing and then again on my downswing i drop my right shoulder and push my hips..your advise will be of great help

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So your problem is to much lateral movement to the right in the backswing?

For me, i find hinging earlier shortens the swing a bit for me, and helps me feel like i don't have to get as much width, which doesn't push me off the ball.

Also, allowing the right knee to straighten out a bit more, and increasing the flex in the left knee helps stay centered. Thinking about a bit more rotation in the hips. Remember your rotating on an incline plane, so your left hip will rotate down and in, and your right hip will rotate back and up.

What i like to do is stand at address with a stick aligned between the legs, perpendicular to the target line. A reference for the center of your body. Then just work on different movements that keep me centered. Usually my problem is i get way to much width in the swing with my hands and club that it pulls me to the right.

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so lateral movement, or a sway?

i do this alot and tend to thrust my hips at the ball as a result,...say nay good....

my drill for the backswing is at setup kick my right knee in slightly and feel like that braces against the backswing, gets me moving more rotationally than laterally, works for me, so use with caution lol

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thanks for the tip guys will certainly try your tips on the range by tommorow
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Are you actually dropping your shoulder? Or tunring correctly and someone is telling you you're dropping it? Your shoulders are not supposed to turn on an axis that's parallel to the ground. They should turn around perpendicular to the angle of your back. If not you're gonna be doing some weird twisting motion or raising up or dipping down, etc. There's a lot of bad critiques and advise out there, from this and any forum and coaches/trainers as well. If you're a 6 handicap you probaby have a good grasp on how to swing. I'd take advice with a grain of salt.
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