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My Swing (Lucas Lee)

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I've been Playing Golf for: 4 months

My current handicap index or average score is: I score bogie golf so i usually score around 85-95. Not very consistent. Im new!

My typical ball flight is: Drivers: When i hit it well, it goes perfect and goes right up into the sky but when i dont hit it right, it does a huge slice and has hardly any ball flight. (one of my two major problems)

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: I keep hitting my irons fat or not right. (Second major problem) They dont go too far and i keep missing it. When i hit it nice, it goes flying to the left. If not, it goes straight onto demn par 3 greens :D

I tried to prevent this problem by trying to make a divot infront of the ball, compressing the ball, inside to inside swing, not leaning back, putting weight on my left heel but something is still not right.

Im a junior, new to golf.


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You are standing straight up during your back swing. From there you are swinging the club out and around instead of letting it drop into the slot.

A whole lot of practicing this drill would probably help. Don't worry too much about a really long back swing at first.

P.S. The video doesn't seem to imbed right now so I'll just post the link. Maybe a moderator can imbed it if it doesn't work?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wzl8kd-WEvY&feature;=player_embedded

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thanks, ill keep practising that. You want me to have more of a inside backswing right?

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Originally Posted by Lucas Lee

thanks, ill keep practising that. You want me to have more of a inside backswing right?

Not too much inside. Just let the turn take your left arm to about the toe line while you are lifting the club with your right hand on top. Notice how from that point on the shaft is in line with Michael's right forearm, almost like there is a hinge connecting the club to the forearm. That's very important once the downswing starts. It keeps that hinged relationship with the right forearm all the way to impact, straightening as it nears the bottom but still in line.

Just slowly do exactly what Michael is doing at the start of the video with a mirror behind you so you can see from a down the line view, and don't try to go very high at first or very fast.

Especially don't go so high that is makes your spine angle and head raise up. Then start the downswing with your lower body and as your shoulders start to turn if you are in a good position at the top the club will drop into the slot, butt end first, instead of the head of the club swinging out and around.

That first few inches of the downswing makes all of the difference between good shots and bad shots. It's possible to make a good swing out of a bad position at the top but it takes a lot of correction in the transition. Much more simple the way Michael does it. There's really nothing to have to correct to make a pretty good swing.

Look up mvmac on this "My Swings" page. I'm sure his descriptions of what he's doing are better than mine.

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oh to be that flexible again. to me your back swing is too much past horizontal but then I am 50 years old. Also it looks like you stand a bit too close to the ball. Stay within yourself and concentrate on hitting it straight and you will be fine.

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yeah man, i know my backswing is so overswing. This was just a joke well something i tried to do (Bubba watson tryhard). I usually dont swing it so back haha.

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