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My Swing (alex7391)

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Thread Starter 
I've been Playing Golf for: 1 year​ 
My current handicap index or average score is: n/a
My typical ball flight is: straight/draw
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: push

Recorded some video while I was playing behind a slow group haha, been pushing all my clubs lately. Wanted to get some input on why this may be happening, thanks.

Videos:

post #2 of 11

Video is not working.  Are you using the embedded link?

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 


Updated video, having trouble squaring the clubface at impact. The ball appears to start straight and then fades/slices with driver. I've tried everything I can think of to no avail.

Any input?
post #4 of 11

What shaft flex are you using? Where are you placing the ball in your stance? Have you tried slowing your swing down a bit?

post #5 of 11
Gotta work on your over rotated upper and lower body at impact. Shoulder should be more square to the ball at impact. I am a bad example but you can see the difference in shoulders, hips and right leg at impact here. It is a big contributor to your slice.


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FWIW if I had a model it would have the hips open about 40° at impact and the chest open about 15° at impact. The shoulders may look square-ish because the lead shoulder "sticks out" a little, skewing the angle, but 40 and 15 would be my numbers. They're also roughly the averages of PGA Tour players (and to state again, I don't have a "model" because everyone's different, and everyone plays a slightly different shot shape, etc.).

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FWIW if I had a model it would have the hips open about 40° at impact and the chest open about 15° at impact. The shoulders may look square-ish because the lead shoulder "sticks out" a little, skewing the angle, but 40 and 15 would be my numbers. They're also roughly the averages of PGA Tour players (and to state again, I don't have a "model" because everyone's different, and everyone plays a slightly different shot shape, etc.).

I thought the amount that the hips are open on the average tour golfer, is a less than 40 degrees(like 20-30), and I thought I saw somewhere that you guys prescribe to that?  My memory may be failing me however.  Makes sense that everyone is different a bit though. 

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I thought the amount that the hips are open on the average tour golfer, is a less than 40 degrees(like 20-30), and I thought I saw somewhere that you guys prescribe to that?  My memory may be failing me however.  Makes sense that everyone is different a bit though. 

 

Less open can work especially if you want to hit a draw. Tour average is around 40°.

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks.

Yesterday I tried to not consciously turn my hips in the backswing and just let it happen naturally, which seemed to work well. Sometimes I feel that my arms get stuck behind me on the downswing.

Going to keep working on it
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Seems to me that my main issue is my right heel coming up WAY early. It appears to lift at the very beginning of the downswing.

Anyone have some tips/drills to keep it down longer?
post #11 of 11

Heel coming up early is a symptom of problems elsewhere, not a root cause. Hips need to stay linear further into the downswing. Try and feel like your left knee stays bent longer as you come down and that your belt buckle never stops pointing at the ball through impact. Obviously it will -- but that's the thought you want to have.

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