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I made several adjustments to my swing ending last year where I keep my arms straight with my irons and do the 3/4 back swing with my arms making the 90 degree angle to my shaft at the top of my swing.

 

With this swing I am more consistent with distance and my ball flight throughout all of my clubs. Ball is center for the most part because that it where I made the best contact striking the ball first. With this swing to I feel when I drop my arms hitting down on the ball and I have been hitting the ball much more cleaner.

 

But in my last couple of rounds I seem to be leaning back on my actual swing, and my balls are feeling like they are being hit thin going 90% of the distance normal. If I follow through and end it nicely, my ball seems to snap hook.

 

Ive only stared a year ago concentrating on hitting draws and moving my wrists through the ball to fix my slicing issue I had for several years.

Any advice from other players? Getting down into the single digit handicap seems only right around the corner and I am looking forward to my progress!

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Could it be that you are maybe raising up, and going slightly forward just before hitting the ball..? The best thing to do is..make a quality video of yourself, from a face on , and a down the line view. You can then create a members swing thread in the members swing forum here.

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I made several adjustments to my swing ending last year where I keep my arms straight with my irons and do the 3/4 back swing with my arms making the 90 degree angle to my shaft at the top of my swing.

 

With this swing I am more consistent with distance and my ball flight throughout all of my clubs. Ball is center for the most part because that it where I made the best contact striking the ball first. With this swing to I feel when I drop my arms hitting down on the ball and I have been hitting the ball much more cleaner.

 

But in my last couple of rounds I seem to be leaning back on my actual swing, and my balls are feeling like they are being hit thin going 90% of the distance normal. If I follow through and end it nicely, my ball seems to snap hook.

 

Ive only stared a year ago concentrating on hitting draws and moving my wrists through the ball to fix my slicing issue I had for several years.

Any advice from other players? Getting down into the single digit handicap seems only right around the corner and I am looking forward to my progress!

If you ever figure it out, let me know. My issues are exactly the same - slightly thin hits and big hooks. Good luck!

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Ive only stared a year ago concentrating on hitting draws and moving my wrists through the ball to fix my slicing issue I had for several years.

Any advice from other players? Getting down into the single digit handicap seems only right around the corner and I am looking forward to my progress!

 

I'm not good enough assessing swings to give specific advice on what your issue likely is.  Though maybe you answer your own question saying you feel like you're leaning back.  That's probably a key 1 or key 2 problem (steady head and weight forward at impact).  You could check out videos for those at http://purestrike5sk.com/videos.php

 

But I do want to actually respond to this last bit above.  I've struggled for years with push issues that I came to in incorrectly fixing my slicing issue.  I'm not exactly sure what "moving my wrists through the ball" means to you, but I can say from experience and from what I've learned/heard on this site that it's nearly impossible to arrive at a consistent swing that produces good results if you try fixing slice issues by actively manipulating the hands/wrists.  I've tried many versions of that, including many where I convinced myself that wasn't actually what I was doing cause I knew it was the wrong approach, and none have ever worked long term.

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It wasn't so much manipulating my wrists to fix my slice, it was actually start a whole new swing from scratch. Turning the wrists over should be the better terminology to use.

 

So ball was always up front in my set up, now its always in the center working up. I started over on my take-away and swing bringing it inside to out rather than outside to in, which it one of the main causes of a slice, as well as not turning over your wrists at all... These two mistakes will cause slices all day with every club no doubt about it.

 

The problem is once you get used to something it becomes repetitive, turning over my wrists now feels natural and I do it without thinking I make a move to do so, so I might be hooking now.

 

The other problem is that its still early in the season, at least for me and I know my game changes from week to week, welcome to golf we all try to get more consistent, but most pros even struggle with this sometimes.

 

I was just trying to figure out if its something simple as moving my ball forward in my stance a little our something else.  

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