Any swing advice for me here? Ex baseball player trying desperately to convert to a golfer. I struggle with consistency and staying balanced. I tend to stay back on my back foot especially with the longer clubs in my bag. Also my back foot has a tendency to slip out from under me.
The thing I hear the most often is that I have a pretty smooth takeaway but get way too quick on my downswing; and that I swing too hard. . My problem is that when i slow my swing down or try and do a half or 3/4 swing I manipulate the club face too much with my hands and get some disastrous results. Alot of people seem to tell me that it is the six inches between my ears that is a problem too.
I try my best to practice but I just don't know how to practice, if that makes sense. To clarify it is hard for me to know what I am doing wrong and end up either just losing my confidence or practicing the same bad habits.
Every time I come to the course I am not sure what swing I am going to have that day and it is extremely discouraging. I know I need a routine but my feels change on what I'm doing right or wrong from day to day.
My one swing thought that has been working for me is steady head and stay centered, and when I do that I feel like I do not have to think about any other part of the swing. Obviously I am doing alot of other things wrong.
Would genuinely appreciate any feedback anyone has. I would love to take professional lesson just can't afford them. I have had a couple lessons by people and they have me hitting it pretty good on the range but as soon as I leave I'm not hitting it the same. I know the guy knew alot about the swing but I only gave him $30 for an hour so Im certain he isn't PGA certified. He told me nothing is wrong with my swing and that I just think too much. I liked that he didnt try to fill my head with too much but obviously it isnt working for me.
Again would really appreciate any suggestions or drills I can use to become a better ball striker/ golfer.
The club im using is my P wedge
I've been Playing Golf for: once or twice a month for about 5 years
My current handicap index or average score is: 95-110
My typical ball flight is: straight with mild to moderate tail to the right
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: shank/ slice