I've been Playing Golf for: Back into playing a bit this season for the first time in several years
My current handicap index or average score is: Astronomical
My typical ball flight is: Dribbled along the ground or if I make decent contact far right or left
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Just trying to establish a decent swing
Hey everyone, new to this community, seems pretty cool. I haven't played golf for several years and have never had any game. Trying to get into playing some this season. I would like to get a decent swing established.
Let me briefly explain that I have been trying to carefully study Ben Hogan's swing in the Five Lessons Fundamentals book, so I'm trying to pattern my swing in this way (grip, playing the ball forward in my stance, one piece hand/arm/shoulder takeaway leading the hips, full shoulder turn, hips starting the downswing, etc.) By my own evaluation, looking at my left arm, it looks like my swing plane is much too flat. Perhaps my left knee comes forward too much instead of sliding to the right.
I'm sure that I'm doing many things wrong. Any tips on getting things built more solidly?
The video below shows what I would consider a pretty typical swing followed by a pretty typical result.
If this is too little sample size let me know.