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post #757 of 836

Play for a hook and you'll hit a fade :-P

 

So you were aiming your body left and pointing the face right? If you are still hitting hooks on that, my theory is that your upper half is moving backwards (away from the target). Maybe when you are doing the turn the left hip back and up faster, try to rip that left shoulder back and up as well, just make sure your arms don't go back and up. I find I snap hook the ball when my head starts to fall away from the target too much. Since we have found out our swings mimic each other, I'll just assume that is what is happening to you. :beer: By drawing that left shoulder up and around more, you'll keep that head steadier. 

post #758 of 836

@cipher , have you tried to feel like you are swinging left?

post #759 of 836
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

Play for a hook and you'll hit a fade :-P

 

So you were aiming your body left and pointing the face right? If you are still hitting hooks on that, my theory is that your upper half is moving backwards (away from the target). Maybe when you are doing the turn the left hip back and up faster, try to rip that left shoulder back and up as well, just make sure your arms don't go back and up. I find I snap hook the ball when my head starts to fall away from the target too much. Since we have found out our swings mimic each other, I'll just assume that is what is happening to you. :beer: By drawing that left shoulder up and around more, you'll keep that head steadier. 

 

That's what I was gonna say!

post #760 of 836
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by 14ledo81 View Post
 

@cipher , have you tried to feel like you are swinging left?

Yep.

 

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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

Play for a hook and you'll hit a fade :-P

 

So you were aiming your body left and pointing the face right? If you are still hitting hooks on that, my theory is that your upper half is moving backwards (away from the target). Maybe when you are doing the turn the left hip back and up faster, try to rip that left shoulder back and up as well, just make sure your arms don't go back and up. I find I snap hook the ball when my head starts to fall away from the target too much. Since we have found out our swings mimic each other, I'll just assume that is what is happening to you. :beer: By drawing that left shoulder up and around more, you'll keep that head steadier.

Yeah I am pretty sure you are spot on, problem is I can't stop doing it at the moment.  Maybe I need to feel like I am going to fall forward down the target line...:-P 

 

 

Yeah our swings do mimic each other, except for one thing.  The fact that when you hit one decently, and I hit one decently, I am probably still about 40 yards behind your ball.  :-D

post #761 of 836
Thread Starter 

Here is my little biznatch rant for the day:

 

Went to the range today at lunch and just continued hooking the ball, even topping the ball a couple times.  It was possibly the worst I have ever hit a driver.  Good times.  I need a break I think, I am just making things worse at this point.  Also my bone spur in my left hand is causing me a pretty severe amount of pain right now.  It does not affect my swing really(or at least that is what I tell myself), just hurts like a mo fo.  I think I need to head back to the Ortho and look at having it surgically removed.  Little whiny biznatch rant over.  

post #762 of 836
That's a solid rant. It might not hurt to just give it a few days recharge your batteries and hit it the day before your event. Like I always say sometimes you gotta just drop back 5 and punt.
post #763 of 836
Hang in there.. I agree just take a little break and you'll come back hitting it better than ever!
post #764 of 836
@cipher, would you say it is more of a smother hook (dives down and does not go far) or gets out a decent ways and then hooks?
post #765 of 836
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by 14ledo81 View Post

@cipher, would you say it is more of a smother hook (dives down and does not go far) or gets out a decent ways and then hooks?

Not really sure. It maybe goes 200 yards max.
post #766 of 836

To me a hook is a hook, and all I want to do is not hook the ball ever again!!! :-D

post #767 of 836
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Originally Posted by cipher View Post
 

Here is my little biznatch rant for the day:

 

Went to the range today at lunch and just continued hooking the ball, even topping the ball a couple times.  It was possibly the worst I have ever hit a driver.  Good times.  I need a break I think, I am just making things worse at this point.  Also my bone spur in my left hand is causing me a pretty severe amount of pain right now.  It does not affect my swing really(or at least that is what I tell myself), just hurts like a mo fo.  I think I need to head back to the Ortho and look at having it surgically removed.  Little whiny biznatch rant over.  

 

Is the bone spur the result of your golf or something else?

post #768 of 836
I honestly think your close you can't be hitting balls that well with your irons and not with your driver. I feel like its just a minor tweak or tweaks and you will be pounding drives again.
post #769 of 836
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

To me a hook is a hook, and all I want to do is not hook the ball ever again!!! :-D

 

Well heck, that's easy.

 

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Originally Posted by Jakester23 View Post

I honestly think your close you can't be hitting balls that well with your irons and not with your driver. I feel like its just a minor tweak or tweaks and you will be pounding drives again.

 

Have you ever known a truly great driver who was also a great mid-iron player?

 

They're two subtly different swings, so you typically only find people who are good at one (Nicklaus) or the other (Woods).

 

Nate is figuring this out. They're two different swings.

post #770 of 836
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

Have you ever known a truly great driver who was also a great mid-iron player?

 

They're two subtly different swings, so you typically only find people who are good at one (Nicklaus) or the other (Woods).

 

Nate is figuring this out. They're two different swings.

 

Very very interesting. . .

post #771 of 836
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Well heck, that's easy.


Have you ever known a truly great driver who was also a great mid-iron player?

They're two subtly different swings, so you typically only find people who are good at one (Nicklaus) or the other (Woods).

Nate is figuring this out. They're two different swings.
I've never noticed that. Very good information.
post #772 of 836
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 

 

Is the bone spur the result of your golf or something else?

Actually, I think it is from too much guitar playing when I was younger.  Sadly I can't really play much anymore because it hurts so bad.  I maybe see an operation in my future this off season.   

 

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Originally Posted by Jakester23 View Post

I honestly think your close you can't be hitting balls that well with your irons and not with your driver. I feel like its just a minor tweak or tweaks and you will be pounding drives again.

You will see tomorrow.  The difference from my irons to woods is huge.  I look like a 20 handicap hitting woods right now.  

 

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

Well heck, that's easy.

 

 

Have you ever known a truly great driver who was also a great mid-iron player?

 

They're two subtly different swings, so you typically only find people who are good at one (Nicklaus) or the other (Woods).

 

Nate is figuring this out. They're two different swings.

Yeah I never really thought of that either.  So you are saying I should get a 2 iron....;-) 

post #773 of 836
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Originally Posted by cipher View Post
 

Yeah I never really thought of that either.  So you are saying I should get a 2 iron....;-) 

 

 

Get a Ping Rapture Driving iron:

http://www.golfsmith.com/product/30106580/ping-rapture-driving-iron?tcode=GOOGLE&cm_mmc=GOOGLE-_-ping-_-rapture%20driving%20iron-_-ping%20rapture%20driving%20iron&gclid=CN7N-sPror8CFc5lfgodSCcAUQ

post #774 of 836
I have an 18* Callaway utility prototype hybrid iron. I can bring it tomorrow and you can borrow it for as long as you want to see if you like it( I know youve hit the 3i).I replaced it with a hybrid.
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