Originally Posted by Abu3baid
I have been working with my long game for a few months and my short game other than putting has really took a strange turn..
My problem is not with distance either.. I just miss everything to the left for some reason.. It doesn't feel like a pull, but that is the only way to describe it.. It can't be my alignment as I set up the same for my full shots.. When I practice it on the range I hit them on the spot..
It's just very strange.. But those 50 - 75 yard pitches are really hurting me right now.. I mean I could always just aim 20 yards to the right but I'm not sure I can fool my self into thinking that is where I want to hit the ball..
My trajectory is very good, it feels like good solid contact, but the results leave a lot to be desired.. Ehhh
Without seeing your swing, I would be just guessing. But if you are pulling, it may be because you are not getting your weight forward as you normally do with a full swing. These type of shots require the same motion in the lower body as the full shots. If you don't move you lower body, the swing may come over the top. I have had this problem. I would not move my lower body at all.
Practice the "Weight Forward Drill" that Erik posted in the Swing Thoughts section. It is in the 5 Simple Keys video section. Then practice the shot concentrating on a smooth lower body transfer to the front side, just like your full swing. Some players actually preset their weight forward for the swing itself on the course. This eliminates hanging back on the right side.