Your Golf "Secret" and How It Makes You A Better Player - Page 3
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Just wanted to say thanks to MidWestSwing for this. Went to the range last night with this as my swing thought and was pounding the irons straight with great distance. Thank you for this swing thought. More than anything else it keeps my backswing under control.
Newbee tip here. What has turned my slice into a livable fade on tee shots is to start the swing with my hips. And study video of your swing. Especially comparing good shots with bad shots. It takes a while if you are not experienced, which was the case with me, but eventually, you can identify things to work on.
Literally now my only focus is my torso turn it to the right and turn back to the left.
Of course its been hours in the making and repeated work for this to happen so maybe the biggest secret is patience that you will discover your swing when you work on the correct things foe you
I'm sure most people won't like this one, because it goes against their Holy Grail of Golf, but the key to consistency for me is to not only keep a flat left wrist but to not intentionally cock my wrists at all because when I did it was inevitable that at some point in the round the "wrist cock" was going to turn into a cupping of the left wrist, and the kiss of death for my swing (and my game).
At first I stumbled on it just messing around and trying to imitate Steve Stricker just for fun. When I noticed it worked for me I thought it would be worth giving up a few yards for more consistency. Then a surprising thing happened. I realized that I hit my irons farther than ever before with no more effort, and hit my driver about the same distance that I always did.
Spent about a month getting used to the new distances with my irons. The hardest thing was to have a shot across the water and have a club in my hand that was 2 clubs less than I had ever used before on that shot and mentally committing to the ridiculous distance that club was going to go.
I, too, went from cupped to flat left wrist and started hitting 10 - 20 yards more. In fact, the transition is still happening as I sometimes fall back to bad habit. B/c of that, It's a guessing game sometimes.