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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I've been Playing Golf for:1 year]
My current handicap index or average score is:high 80's, low 90's
My typical ball flight is:fade
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is:slice
Hey guys, I'm new here, this is my first post. I'm hoping to get some feedback on why I come over the top, I can't figure it out. It's really annoying to have a fade and then get a huge banana slice every other hole. What am I doing wrong?
Videos:
post #2 of 19

Gotta run for the day, but I wanted to post this link as it should be helpful: So You Joined TST and Posted a Member Swing Thread… .

 

Also:  Good Golf Posture (How to Address the Golf Ball) 

post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
And here's a front view of a five iron.
post #4 of 19

Welcome to the site!  Nice swing overall.  Work on the posture like Erik is saying.  Was the driver swing you are showing a slice or a fade? There is loads of good stuff here to participate in.

post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks! That one was a slice. It's the beginning of the season, so I'm slicing it more than usual due to not golfing in three months.
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
To me, I feel like my arms look constricted on the backswing, and maybe my hips/shoulders spin out too much.
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by TheBear View Post

To me, I feel like my arms look constricted on the back swing, and maybe my hips/shoulders spin out too much.

Well, your hips are constricted.  You have virtually no hip turn going back and thus you cannot get your hands deep enough to come from the inside more.  All that you can do is throw the hands out and away from your body with your position at the top and then you cut across the ball.

 

 

 

I can't see the face on Driver, but you probably need to look at this:

post #8 of 19

Also check this out:

 

Myth of Maintaining Your Address Flex in the Rear Knee
started on 01/10/12 last post 09/24/14 at 8:40am 231 replies 28270 views
post #9 of 19
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No, your hips are constricted.  You have virtually no hip turn going back and thus you cannot get your hands deep enough to come from the inside more.  All that you can do is throw the hands out and away from your body with your position at the top and then you cut across the ball.





I can't see the face on Driver, but you probably need to look at this:

Wow, I never even considered that. So according to that, if I flare my right foot a little more, and as a result get more hip turn, I should find it easier to drop my hands to the inside?
post #10 of 19
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Wow, I never even considered that. So according to that, if I flare my right foot a little more, and as a result get more hip turn, I should find it easier to drop my hands to the inside?

It will help with a lot of things, but yeah it will make it easier to come from the inside a bit.  Make sure you watch both the video I embedded and the first video in the "myth" thread.

post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ok, will do. I'll work on it and tell you if I see anything different!
post #12 of 19
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Would having a slightly closed stance be so bad? I don't come over the top too bad, and it really helps my ball striking.
post #13 of 19
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Would having a slightly closed stance be so bad? I don't come over the top too bad, and it really helps my ball striking.

You already do have one, but no it is not so bad as long as the pull is not so bad.

post #14 of 19
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You already do have one, but no it is not so bad as long as the pull is not so bad.
Alright, I'll go out tomorrow and hit some drives a bit more closed, I'll post a video so you guys can give your opinion if I'm pulling it too hard.
post #15 of 19
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Alright, I'll go out tomorrow and hit some drives a bit more closed, I'll post a video so you guys can give your opinion if I'm pulling it too hard.

I would not do that. You are already a bit closed from what I can tell. Don't worry about that right now, just work on those hips, watch that video a few times. Good luck, work on it a bunch and post again with some video. I will come back and help you when you start posting elsewhere one the site as well, happy to have you here. ;)
post #16 of 19
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Thanks a lot, great to have someone nice to help out!
post #17 of 19
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Thanks a lot, great to have someone nice to help out!

No problem!

post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hey, I've been working on my swing a looooooot lately. Been swinging a bit easier, and really concentrating on getting those hands inside, as well as trying not to spin my hips. Almost every shot is a baby draw or fade, with the occasional pull or push. Still getting used to the swing. Anyway, here's some three quarter effort swings from today:not my best swing of the day, but don't trust the camera, it didn't fade more than two feet.
and here's a face on angle. Much better swing.
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