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My Swing (tinsing)

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I've been Playing Golf for: 4 months

My current handicap index or average score is: +25

My typical ball flight is: Straight and then curves to the right

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Slice, I would like to have a more right to left ball flight.


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Thanks for the help guys!

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I'm not a great golfer by any means, so take what I say with a grain of salt. However, these are my observations.

It looks like your clubface is closed at the top of the backswing. If it remains closed at impact and you are still hitting a slice, then you must be swinging even more left than the club face is angled. This would cause the slice.

So you might try swinging "in to out" or to the right while remaining that closed club face and you will get either a draw or a hook. If it's a hook, then either straighten your club face out, or swing less to the right or less "in to out."

It also looks like you might be getting too steep on your downswing. A flatter swing plane promotes a draw flight path.

Additionally, your lower body may be getting ahead of your arms.

Everyone's goals are different so I'm not sure if you are looking for a techniquely correct swing or if you want a quick fix. But I think these are some general observations that might help you either way.

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Thanks jboren,

Tried what you suggested about, more in to out and timing my upper and lower body. It worked! I'm now drawing the ball with the occasional slice when I lose focus. Thanks for your help!

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You have a beautiful swing. Is that a standard length driver?

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That's another solid swing. Agreed, your clubface is closed at the top of your backswing. That should promote a hook, so why you're slicing seems counterintuitive. It has to be a timing thing. I'm leaning towards what jboren says in his last paragraph. I think your body may be getting too far ahead or your arms and the club. That could lead to an open face, even if it's closed at the top of your backswing.

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Wow!!! Let me borrow that swing and I'll win our Saturday game every week.

Hard to tell from a down the line view but since your club head is coming from the inside with the face closed at the top the ball could be a few inches too far forward and the club could be wiping across it a little instead of going through it. Or, like the other guys said, you could be getting ahead of the ball. Fairly common for me to do that when I'm trying to kill the ball. Never creates a slice for me but it does give me some straight balls that miss a mile right.

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Originally Posted by MS256

Wow!!! Let me borrow that swing and I'll win our Saturday game every week.

Hard to tell from a down the line view but since your club head is coming from the inside with the face closed at the top the ball could be a few inches too far forward and the club could be wiping across it a little instead of going through it. Or, like the other guys said, you could be getting ahead of the ball. Fairly common for me to do that when I'm trying to kill the ball. Never creates a slice for me but it does give me some straight balls that miss a mile right.


Well actually after slowing it way down it just looks like the club does go through the ball without wiping across it so the guys must be right. Has to be that the club face just hasn't quite squared up at impact.

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Originally Posted by thanw

You have a beautiful swing. Is that a standard length driver?

Yep it is.

Thanks for the help and input everyone!

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Also, I see you said you'd prefer a right to left ball flight, but there is a point where you should give up on finding a shape that is preferred, and playing what is natural for you, so make sure not to worry about that too much

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