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My Swing (suchjosh)

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I've been Playing Golf for: I played for around 6 years during junior high and high school. I took around ten years off and have just picked the game back up about 3 weeks ago. 

 

My current handicap index or average score is: I'm shooting in the +20-25 range currently

 

My typical ball flight is: Draw

 

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Ball striking is not very consistent. I top/thin some tee shots and can hit my longer irons pretty fat. 

 


 

Videos:

 

Sorry for the poor quality

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 7

Hi welcome to the site. You contact issues stem from your head/upper body drifting to the right on the backswing.  You're going to feel more left side bend (explained more in the video). Check out the difference in the tilt of the shoulders on the takeaway, your shoulder are too level.

 

 

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This lateral move was my problem when I was playing years ago as well. Is this mostly going to be something I fix through feels alone, or are there any good drills to work on? Sometimes I feel like I get zero weight shift to my right foot when I make a centered turn, and I think this is why I'm moving so much.

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This lateral move was my problem when I was playing years ago as well. Is this mostly going to be something I fix through feels alone, or are there any good drills to work on? Sometimes I feel like I get zero weight shift to my right foot when I make a centered turn, and I think this is why I'm moving so much.

 

Stick with the feels and film multiple swings to confirm. If the head is still moving, feel it more.

 

Will probably feel like you "shift" less into your right foot, might even feel like you're slightly left. It's a feel and not what is actually happening. "Loading" into your right side, translating right, doesn't add anything to your swing, just makes solid contact harder to achieve.

 

For more drills, check out the Key #1 videos

 

 5SK Video Thread 

post #5 of 7
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Went to the range last night and worked on keeping my vision very centered over the ball on my turn, and it was very successful. I was striking the ball very consistently throughout the bag. I'll get some video next week. Found that my range has a very nice putting green and worked on that for a while as well, also with good results. 

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Went to the range last night and worked on keeping my vision very centered over the ball on my turn, and it was very successful. I was striking the ball very consistently throughout the bag. I'll get some video next week. Found that my range has a very nice putting green and worked on that for a while as well, also with good results. 

 

Great!

post #7 of 7
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I haven't gotten a chance to video anymore swings. I'm waiting on the upcoming wedding to get a camera!

I'm still struggling with contact, but not as bad. The vast majority of my misses are thin and off the toe. Looking through my video and at other swings I'm noticing that I tend to push the butt of the club back and the start of my swing. My arms seem to get really far away from my body, and I think that this is a factor in my swaying motion. Next time at the range I'm going to try and feel my left arm closer to my chest at takeaway, and see if that helps.
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