I'm new to the forum. I've posted an introduction here if you would like a little background info on me before you read on.
I've been Playing Golf for: Off and on since childhood. Dedicating time to practice, and playing 20+ rounds a year for 3 years.
My current handicap index or average score is: ~23
My typical ball flight is: Fade
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Slice, Pull, Snap Hook
My swing has mainly been developed through my own trial and error. I would read golf tips and listen to advice from buddies on the course, then I would go to the range and try different things out. About 1 year ago I decided my swing was decent enough that it would be worthwhile to take some lessons. The pro gave me some good advice, many things which I've now ingrained into my current swing. But man did it lead to some growing pains and bad golf while I tried to implement changes.
What I think I've discovered about my swing so far is that I used to line up closed to the target (feet and shoulders). I would swing out to in with a club face square to the path. The result was a playable straight pull. I thought I was lining up square to the target and hitting straight shots. When i finally learned what lining up parallel left of the target looked like, it was difficult for me to adjust to looking down range at my targets. To me it seemed like I was aiming way left, but I'm used to the feeling now and am aiming much better. I can hit straight shots, draws, and fades (and hooks and slices of course). But the out to in swing path I have ingrained over the years has left me with a fade tendency.
Here are a bunch of video's from my range session today in slow motion and full speed. I took care to set up the camera as suggested but please let me know if they should be tweaked.
All advice is appreciated and I look forward to talking with you!
Down the Line - Slow Motion
Down the Line - Full Speed
Face On - Slow Motion
Face On - Full Speed