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My Swing (Flex71)

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I've been Playing Golf for: 5 years

My current handicap index or average score is: 73

My typical ball flight is: Push Draw

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


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For future reference please embedd the videos. Just copy the youtube link, click the film real icon in the reply box, and paste the link. It helps us out because it allows anyone to view the video on the forum here. Thanks!!!

I would say take a look at this video. I think you need to get a bit more of your hips open at impact, and the belt buckle pointing more towards the sky in the finish. This is probably causing you to hit it slightly fat because your weight isn't forward enough. This can be seen in your right foot not rolling and starting to raise that right heel off the ground.  You do really good at getting your left hand inline with the ball and your left shoulder at impact though. Very solid swing.

I also might say for a 7 iron the ball is slightly back. I would move it forward about an inch and a half. More offset your left ear instead the middle of your stance. The ball can start to creep backwards if you catch them fat from time to time.

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Thank you for the reply!

I have been a member of the site before and I loved it! Would you agree that my swing is more like the one on the right in the video?

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Thank you for the reply!

I have been a member of the site before and I loved it! Would you agree that my swing is more like the one on the right in the video?

I would.

If you were a member before ( @Goinglow59 ?), we'd ask that you resume using that username rather than having a new one.

Also, are you capable of filming anything in high speed, and/or showing some launch monitor data? With a swing that's generating a 0/1 handicap index or so, it's incredibly tough to find things at 30 FPS.

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