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Jakester23

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I've been Playing Golf for:

My current handicap index or average score is:

My typical ball flight is:

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is:


Jakester23

Ive been golfing serious for 2 years. Golfed 8-10 years ago but had no clue so I re did my swing 2 years ago.

Handicap is 14

Ball Fliglt is a Fade

I hate hitting a slice and would like to learn to hit a draw Im fine with my fade tough

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That is a really wide stance. Looks like you could work on your balance and getting your hips around. Weight forward to a solid finish.
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Here are a couple threads to check out.  There is much going on there in the swing.  A few things are that you are lifting the head up in the back swing, coming over the top and, your hands are really far away from your body at address.  You are going to have to take it one by one though.  I would start with the posture and setup at address.  I would look at iacas or mvmac's swing thread and see how they address the ball.

http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread

http://thesandtrap.com/t/56069/good-golf-posture

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So give me one thing to work on at the range please
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Originally Posted by Jakester23

So give me one thing to work on at the range please

I would start with your setup.  Look at the threads I linked and mentioned to get an idea of this.

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A1 comparison dtl.jpg

For example try to get more into the position that Mike is on the right.  Notice how his arms hang down nicely.

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I hit 15-25 wedges last in my yard and I tried to bend more at the knees and be more over the balls. It felt like I was going to hit the ball fat but I didn't. It seemed like it was much easier to turn on my back swing and down swing. I'm going to go to the range and try it with longer clubs
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Went to the range today and tried standing in more of a ready position. I seemed to hit the ball pretty well. I was standing closer to the ball and had my knees bent a lot more and what I noticed it I was hitting a draw much easier. Actually I was hitting a draw with everything even a hook sometimes I think out of the 60 balls I hit full swing I only hit 5 fades and one slice. Ill post a vid once I have someone to go with so they can tape it. Thanks for the help with the setup thread cipher.

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Went to the range today and tried standing in more of a ready position. I seemed to hit the ball pretty well. I was standing closer to the ball and had my knees bent a lot more and what I noticed it I was hitting a draw much easier. Actually I was hitting a draw with everything even a hook sometimes I think out of the 60 balls I hit full swing I only hit 5 fades and one slice. Ill post a vid once I have someone to go with so they can tape it. Thanks for the help with the setup thread cipher.

Sounds good, look forward to the video. Just make sure you don't bend your knees too much you don't want your butt to stick out. The rest sounds good.

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Yeah I was trying to bend just enough to set the club down flat with my hands hanging like the thread you put above.
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Yeah I was trying to bend just enough to set the club down flat with my hands hanging like the thread you put above.

Perfect!

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Had a great round yesterday shot a 88. Im getting used to bending more and keeping my feet closer together. I had a 40 on the front 9 which is probably my best 9 hole score considering I was playing the tips and its a course Im not very familiar with. I think I could have had a better back nine but I had a few to many silver bullets (cinco dey mayo with the last name Garcia what am I supposed to do) I also changed my grip recently went from a 10 finger to interlocking and I love the new grip it makes me feel like I have total control of the club face at impact. I hit a few fades but mostly straight shots a few draws as well. I only had one slice with my 4 iron into the wind and I knew it the second I hit the ball Ill get another vid up soon I just want to get a little more comfortable with my adjustments.

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Originally Posted by Jakester23

Had a great round yesterday shot a 88. Im getting used to bending more and keeping my feet closer together. I had a 40 on the front 9 which is probably my best 9 hole score considering I was playing the tips and its a course Im not very familiar with. I think I could have had a better back nine but I had a few to many silver bullets (cinco dey mayo with the last name Garcia what am I supposed to do) I also changed my grip recently went from a 10 finger to interlocking and I love the new grip it makes me feel like I have total control of the club face at impact. I hit a few fades but mostly straight shots a few draws as well. I only had one slice with my 4 iron into the wind and I knew it the second I hit the ball Ill get another vid up soon I just want to get a little more comfortable with my adjustments.

Yo soy un hombre sincero de donde crece la palma.

How is the swing going?

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I dont speak spanish so I glad you put it into english ha. Ive been working on getting into a more athletic position at address and I switched to a interlocking grip. I have a problem quitting on my swing also so Im shortening up my back swing a little and get all the way through. I played at KM yesterday and had an ok score 47 but was hitting the ball real well. Im going to try to get another vid up but I don't always have someone to go to the range with to tape myself. How do you tape yourself or do you have someone that goes with you?

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Actually I said, "I am a sincere man from where the palm trees grow". Haha! I live about ten minutes from KM, but have not played there yet. Keep working on things and post another video sometime. I just use my iPhone and a little tripod thingy I found on amazon that clips to my bag.
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Dick. Those look good if there from your phone cool thanks.

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