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I've been Playing Golf for: On and off(mostly off) since I was 7, I am currently 22

My current handicap index or average score is: ?

My typical ball flight is: High shots with a slight fade

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: My miss is typically a slice or a stinger that barely gets off the ground


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I took a few golf lessons as a kid but have pretty much forgotten everything. Power comes effortlessly to my golf game so I want to focus on my accuracy. I have a few concerns with my swing that I hope someone can elaborate on. Am I bringing the club far enough back in the back swing? I have the flexibility to bring it back to parallel but my full swing alters my consistency. Also should I completely straighten my left leg before impact? By the way this is a 4 iron and if anyone see's any other issues with my swing I would greatly appreciate advice.

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It's too far back if it alters your swing, even if you are flexible enough to get it to parallel.

Something I notice from watching is your weight doesn't seem to be enough on your front foot as you drive into the ball. Also the other thing i see is you might be a bit too far open at impact, When I come into impact I try to feel like i'm completely square to the ball (not what it's really like, but how it feels). Then it feels like the club pulls me through and lifts my trail foot up into the finish.

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Short answer:

1) Flare your feet. Why? Because it will help you...

2) ... stretch your right side during the backswing.

Perfect example of how keeping your trail knee flexed limits your hip turn, leads to moving your head off the golf ball, and inhibits torso turn ("shoulder turn").

STRETCH the entire trail side, from "ankle to armpit," during the entire backswing.

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Originally Posted by onephenom

It's too far back if it alters your swing, even if you are flexible enough to get it to parallel.

Something I notice from watching is your weight doesn't seem to be enough on your front foot as you drive into the ball. Also the other thing i see is you might be a bit too far open at impact, When I come into impact I try to feel like i'm completely square to the ball (not what it's really like, but how it feels). Then it feels like the club pulls me through and lifts my trail foot up into the finish.

Thanks for the advice, I am about to upload a new video that is a slightly altered version of my swing. Let me know if you think I distribute my weight better. My backswing is also much further in this new video.

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Short answer:

1) Flare your feet. Why? Because it will help you...

2) ... stretch your right side during the backswing.

Perfect example of how keeping your trail knee flexed limits your hip turn, leads to moving your head off the golf ball, and inhibits torso turn ("shoulder turn").

STRETCH the entire trail side, from "ankle to armpit," during the entire backswing.

I have been trying to flare my feet more the last couple days, to be honest it feels a little uncomfortable. Am I stretching my trail side better in this new video? I am amazed how much a little trail knee flex inhibited my backswing. My new further backswing instantly added length at the range today

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Still attempting to keep my rear leg straight in the backswing with little success. I have noticed my club in backswing is very horizontal which I will try to clean up this week. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Originally Posted by iacas

Short answer:

1) Flare your feet. Why? Because it will help you...

Originally Posted by Sandwedger

Still attempting to keep my rear leg straight in the backswing with little success. I have noticed my club in backswing is very horizontal which I will try to clean up this week. Any suggestions are appreciated.

In the spirit of trying to help, you are not listening to the above.  Number one helps with what you need to accomplish with your right side.

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Originally Posted by cipher

In the spirit of trying to help, you are not listening to the above.  Number one helps with what you need to accomplish with your right side.


I will work on flaring my feet more. Does my back or front foot need to be more flared?

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Originally Posted by Sandwedger

I will work on flaring my feet more. Does my back or front foot need to be more flared?

Both. They're not really flared at all right now.

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Originally Posted by Sandwedger

I will work on flaring my feet more. Does my back or front foot need to be more flared?

Both, IMO, but I'm no expert. Unless you are asking which foot should be more flared than the other. In that case, it's the front. I believe its something like front 20-30 degrees, back 15-20 degrees; somebody please correct me if I'm wrong.

Also, you are still not stretching your right side enough. Definitely some backward head movement there.

Edit: An expert beat me to it.

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Here is a visual for you. Just look at the feet.
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