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I haven't had chance to play much golf with the weather and the driving range has been closed.

 

I went the other day and everything just went wrong. I was shanking it slicing it duffing it everything. Main problem - HITTING GROUND BEFORE BALL!


I went a few days later and was trying the drill where you address the ball then move the ball over the left foot but keep the iron in middle of my stance. I have never hit a ball more sweetly in my life. I must have hit 70 balls with all my irons and it worked everytime and hitting further than I usually hit. I went again today and its still working and actually getting easier to hit.

 

I went back to normal ball position and I had more bad shots than good with way less range.

 

Would it be so bad if I played with the ball over left foot all the time? It's more like in line with the middle of my left foot. I can even hit my 3 iron amazingly which i've never been able to hit before.

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Would it be terrible? No. I'd rather see the ball too far forward than too far back… because at least it gets your weight going in the right direction.

 

My guess, though, is that your head goes forward when you do this, as it will tend to want to do with the ball too far forward. This typically leads to a path that's too far INward (left, for a righty) and then you can get AoA issues, etc.

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

Would it be terrible? No. I'd rather see the ball too far forward than too far back… because at least it gets your weight going in the right direction.

 

My guess, though, is that your head goes forward when you do this, as it will tend to want to do with the ball too far forward. This typically leads to a path that's too far INward (left, for a righty) and then you can get AoA issues, etc.

 

Cheers for the help.

 

Next time I can get on the course i'm gonna give it a go playing like this. I'll report back how I get on lol.

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Would it be terrible? No. I'd rather see the ball too far forward than too far back… because at least it gets your weight going in the right direction.

My guess, though, is that your head goes forward when you do this, as it will tend to want to do with the ball too far forward. This typically leads to a path that's too far INward (left, for a righty) and then you can get AoA issues, etc.

Exactly what I was about to post. Try just keeping the ball a couple of inches further forward because it sounds to me like you have an unsteady stance and your body is moving slightly prior to impact.

A couple of hours at the range and going back to basics will sort you out. I had a similar issue a couple of years ago and £35 later and an hour with a pro and my errors had shifted to something else! :D
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Originally Posted by CaledonianGolf View Post


Exactly what I was about to post. Try just keeping the ball a couple of inches further forward because it sounds to me like you have an unsteady stance and your body is moving slightly prior to impact.

A couple of hours at the range and going back to basics will sort you out. I had a similar issue a couple of years ago and £35 later and an hour with a pro and my errors had shifted to something else! :D

 

My posture is pretty good I think i've figured it out.

 

I have a over the top swing but I am positive it's to do with my hips/pelvis rotation. After watching the video of me I can see it goes down on my downswing rather than rotating. 

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Hey pal do you have a link for a video for this drill you talk about. Could be beneficial for me also. Cheers 

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My posture is pretty good I think i've figured it out.

 

 

:bugout:

 

Uh ohhhhh.....

 

The golf gods will surely punish you for your arrogance......  ;-)

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