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My Swing (Skenny)

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I've been Playing Golf for:​  30 years, but tried to get serious about 1.5 yrs ago

My current handicap index or average score is: about 100 (Score, not Handicap)

My typical ball flight is: fade

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Fat Hits

 

Sorry about "dead time" and video clarity, I'm learning, and my better camera is out of commission. Of five swings, face on and down the line, the last two are short irons which were fat hit, from about :54 to end at 1:13. In some swings, I've detected a slight bobbing (dropping, lunging,...?) of my head right around the point of impact, probably related, bit also is likely just another symptom, of a problem I can't identify. Thanks for feedback, but please be gentle. Probably should add that I constantly struggle with out-to-in swing path.... weak slices.


 

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Hi, thanks for posting. 

 

Yes there are some issues on the downswing but I think some time spent on the backswing first will help. Here's what I see.

 

Hips don't turn enough on the backswing, so the hips slide back. This creates a lack of torso rotation which also results in a lack of depth with the arms. When the arms don't go "in" enough, the common tendency is to swing too far out to in.

 

 

Check out this video and do the following.

- Turn both feet out at address.

- Turn the hips more earlier

- As you turn the hips, feel like the left hip moves slightly towards the target on the backswing. This feel will keep them from sliding back. Easier to do when the hips are turning.

 

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Thanks very much for the feedback. I have been made aware of the excessive hip slide, it used to be worse. My teacher called me "Elvis". 

 

Regarding depth in the arms, I looked at the "deep hands" thread, and understand what you are saying. I will work on that. For some reason, in a practice swing, I see the clubhead come straight through the impact point.Then I hit a ball, and the divot is sometimes oriented 15 degrees left of the ball. or I have tee marks on the bottom of the driver with similar orientation. When I occasionally get the club-face closed, the ball goes long but left.

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Thanks very much for the feedback. I have been made aware of the excessive hip slide, it used to be worse. My teacher called me "Elvis". 

 

Regarding depth in the arms, I looked at the "deep hands" thread, and understand what you are saying. I will work on that. For some reason, in a practice swing, I see the clubhead come straight through the impact point.Then I hit a ball, and the divot is sometimes oriented 15 degrees left of the ball. or I have tee marks on the bottom of the driver with similar orientation. When I occasionally get the club-face closed, the ball goes long but left.

 

Correct, the path is too far left, unfortunately practice swings can be very different from "real" swings.

 

Yes when you get the face left enough, it's going to pull. Ball starts where the face is pointed and curves away from the path.

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