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Pull hook with driver/3wood

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I hit the range up for the first time since last fall the other day and about 90% of my shots with my driver and 3 wood were pull hooked with very low ball flight. I can definitely feel something is wrong with my swing because it just feels very uncomfortable. My stock shot is a draw, especially with my long irons/wood. I cant even remember the last time i hit a fade/slice with a wood.

I had this problem off and on last year. One day i could hit every fairway off the tee and the next time out i would pull hook every tee shot. It feels like i may be coming over the top too much (especially because once i start hooking the ball i really try to make sure my swing isnt too flat which would explain why im coming over the top (if that is actually the problem)

I know its hard to tell without seeing a video but as soon as i hit the range with a friend i will post some videos but in the meantime i was wondering if anyone else has had a problem similar to this and how they fixed it? Its just very irritating because usually when i hit a bad shot i know right away what i did wrong but for some reason once this starts happening i just have to leave my woods in the bag until another day. (similar to the dreaded shanks )

Thanks!

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I am having the exact same problem.  It just started about 2-3 weeks ago. I don't know how to fix it, but I hope the others do.

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Usually, I think, that would be the beginning of the year overswing. Probably not getting the weight forward enough and swinging harder that with other clubs, resulting in the pull hook.

Hard to say what it is exactly without seeing it though.

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Originally Posted by onephenom

Usually, I think, that would be the beginning of the year overswing. Probably not getting the weight forward enough and swinging harder that with other clubs, resulting in the pull hook.

Hard to say what it is exactly without seeing it though.

Yeah that would make a lot of sense but since its been happening off and on throughout the last couple years it makes me wonder if its actually something with my swing mechanics. I cant wait for it to stop raining here so i can get back out on the range and get some videos of my swing.

I was looking through my computer and found a swing video from last year. Its with an iron so i dont know how much help it will be for this subject but i thought id let you know!

http://thesandtrap.com/t/66217/my-swing-surge

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Here's what I'd recommend:  http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread/30_30#post_807110

Super easy drill ... just flex your right toes up off the ground during your swing.  I struggle with ugly snap hooks with my driver sometimes as well, and I learned from my instructors that the cause was me kicking my right knee out towards the ball on my downswing.  What I need to do is bank the right foot more and keep that heel down.  This drill basically prohibits you from kicking that knee out.

Obviously, you could have a different cause, but for me this works like a charm.  It couldn't hurt to give it a shot.

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