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My Swing (adro21)

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I've been Playing Golf for:​ 7 years

My current handicap index or average score is: 15.4

My typical ball flight is: Fade or slice

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: longer iron and driver SLICE

 


 

Videos:

 

 

I'm struggling really hard with the driver this season. My 4-6 irons are very slicey as well, but I can hit 7-9 iron very straight without any issues. I've tried so many things, but the slice always seems to creep back into my swing on the longer clubs. 

I've tried slowing down the swing, but it doesn't seem to help me for some reason. Technically speaking, I know it should, but it seems to produce the same results.

The one thing that really worked for me last season (very consistently) was addressing the ball normally and then moving the clubhead back about 6-8 inches behind the ball...I know, that's a long way back -- and it looked weird too....but if I would bottom out the swing about 6-8 inches behind the ball, it would result in an amazingly straight drive. I guess the extra space was giving the clubhead time to turn over....

So, for most of last season I was actually doing that drill on the course with good results...but this year it's totally backfiring on me! Almost everything off the tee with a driver is violently slicing :(

post #2 of 4

Welcome to the site.

 

First, please do yourself the simple favor of reading this thread:  Introduction to the PureStrike/5 Simple Keys® (5SK) Learning System .

 

 

 

So the shorthand version of what I see is this: your weight doesn't go forward much (Key #2) and that is messing with your ability to control Key #4 (sweetspot path). As you can see, the ball is forward, your shaft is steep, and your heel isn't banking because your weight isn't going forward.

 

The sweetspot is outside the golf ball two frames before impact, and thus has to swing well to the right to hit the ball, producing your slices.

 

You're athletic, but I'd recommend working right now on Key #2 to affect and help #4 by watching some of the videos at http://purestrike5sk.com/videos.php .

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Thank you so much Erik! Gonna spend this evening checking out all those videos. Amazing stuff!

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Went for a lesson today with an amazing pro: https://www.youtube.com/user/clemshaw

We made some adjustments and I finally understand how to swing out to the left and get the ball to consistently draw. 

 

Hit a bucket after the lesson and hit nearly 64 draws in a row!!!

 

 

This is such an amazing breakthrough for me! The only caveat being that the drive is still pretty wonky. Even when applying the same principles as in the video above, it stills does crazy things (still slices or duck hooks). I'm trying to rotate my hands as the club head hits the tip of the tee but can't get the timing right or something....Rome wasn't built in a day though, so I'll continue working on the driver! 

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