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I've been Playing Golf for: 7 years

My current handicap index or average score is: 80s-90s

My typical ball flight is: medium trajectory

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: hooks, pulls, pull hooks, fades, pull fades, very occasional slice


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* Note: I know that my takeaway is flat. That is something I am working on correcting at the moment.

Here are some of my more recently recorded swings. My YouTube channel has plenty more swings. I appreciate any advise or comments given!

9-iron (slight fade). (6/1/13) I think I came slightly over the top causing it. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Driver (5/25/13) (Hit slightly towards the toe. Went left but in the fairway. 262 yards)

6-iron (3/30/13) (Straight at my target onto the green)

Driver (3/16/13)

Driver (3/14/13)

PW (1/09/13) (Hit with slight draw)

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One tip is to try not to compare your swing to that of the pros. Everyone's swing is a little different and needs to be adjusted differently in order to make the ball do as you want it to. I noticed that you stay on a one plane swing for the most part (which is good, just observing), but you have a very strong left handed grip. Most golfers can look down at their hand position on the club and are able to see 2 to 2.5 knuckles. I think you might be able to see 3, which is similar to that of Zach Johnson. This is not a bad thing to have, but in order to work on your swing, you need to understand how a swing is suppose to look with a strong left hand. From here, you can better research the web or look for a book or two. Hope that helps.

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You are coming over the top because your shoulder turn is too flat on the backswing and your body automatically adjusts on the downswing to get your shoulders moving on a steeper plane.  Saw in a different post that you are going to take lessons from evolvr, good idea.  They will get you on track.  Looks like you have good coordination, and speed in your swing, so once you clean some stuff up, you should be ripping up the course.  Good luck.

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You are coming over the top because your shoulder turn is too flat on the backswing and your body automatically adjusts on the downswing to get your shoulders moving on a steeper plane.  Saw in a different post that you are going to take lessons from evolvr, good idea.  They will get you on track.  Looks like you have good coordination, and speed in your swing, so once you clean some stuff up, you should be ripping up the course.  Good luck.

Thanks for the advice! I think maybe you're thinking of Wardy though or someone similar on the site when you mention evolvr lessons. I have been working a lot on my swing over the past couple of months since I started this thread.  I don't get to the range as often as I'd like, but I swing a club or work on something every day.  I have figured some things out about my swing and learned some new swing feelings that I have been trying to accomplish for so long.  My takeaway is still a work in progress.  Recently, I was at the range and kept hitting slight fades or pull fades. I realized it was because of the way I was swinging down at the ball, but for the life of me couldn't figure out why.  My driver was a big slice or pull slice.

But, referring back to old video from 2012 when I had issues with hooking, I am pretty sure I know why and remember the feeling I had to correct it. I hope so as I plan on going to the range soon to find out.  When I make a swing now, it just feels right and I feel like I can swing even faster and possibly have more lag than before. Anyway, here is a swing from a recent range session.

This ball was a pull fade (unintentional) 7-iron and went about 150yards or so right on target. Based on my  understanding of the ball flight laws, was the pull part a result of the clubface being slightly closed at impact?

Just an interesting note, I was swinging an Arnold Palmer Charger II 7-iron that is the same length as my more modern Pitching Wedge.

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What is your desired ball flight? From the video I watched, you have nice tempo and effortless looking swing (I only watched your 7i swing video).... But you're hitting pull fade and slices because of your face and path are too far in or left. The video you can see your impact and post impact is going left. Shift your baseline right and you'll start having a chance at hitting a draw. If that is what you're looking for?
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What is your desired ball flight? From the video I watched, you have nice tempo and effortless looking swing (I only watched your 7i swing video).... But you're hitting pull fade and slices because of your face and path are too far in or left. The video you can see your impact and post impact is going left. Shift your baseline right and you'll start having a chance at hitting a draw. If that is what you're looking for?

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "shift your baseline right," but I am pretty sure of what you're getting at. I guess I should have stated I was/am trying to hit a straight shot. Your agreement with me confirms my thoughts on why I was getting the ball flight in that video. I would like to be able to hit it straight again or with a little draw. The thing I said I figured out from previous videos I have yet to get to the range and try, but I will be out there by Sunday for sure. I looked at videos from 2012 when I was hooking or hitting a slight push draw and remembered a feeling of what I was doing with my right elbow/bicep to get my arms and swing coming from the inside. I have taken some slow practice swings in a mirror, and from what I can tell, the club seems to be coming down on a good plane. It is dissecting my right forearm. I hope I'm right but I'll find out soon. Thanks for the advice! [quote name="theworldengine" url="/t/67507/my-swing-wally#post_896550"]You need the lower body to pull the upper body thru[/quote] It may be slightly hard to tell from this video given my outfit and lighting, but I do get my hips going first. Watch my left hip in the slow-mo and you'll see it. And, if you pause it at impact, you can see that my hips are open. Thanks for looking at my thread, and any other advice you may have would be appreciated. :)

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