Real Name: Ed
I've been Playing Golf for: 15 years
My current handicap index or average score is: 8.5
My typical ball flight is: high fade or low pull
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: The weak slice that causes me to lose a lot of distance.
Well here goes nothing. My natural swing looks pretty ugly to me. I have always been very flat and that has caused my fade/slice and my pull. I really don't like my head movement "dip" from the top of the downswing, but I know that this is caused by my body reacting to my flat takeaway (The club has to get back to the ball somehow, right?).
I would say that my strengths of my game are definitely putting and my short game. I always feel that I can get it up and down from anywhere, and a lot of times I need to to salvage a good round. I struggle with solid contact with my longer clubs, and I have never been known as "long" hitter.
I really hope to get some good advice to get me away from taking such large divots with my irons (classic OTT move). I am a young guy at 23, but I want to enjoy this game for a long time and there have been a few swings where I have really done some damage to my elbow with this large divot.
Sorry for rambling but I wanted to let people know the state of my game and what I want to accomplish with this thread.