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I've been Playing Golf for:3 years

My current handicap index or average score is: 8.2

My typical ball flight is: high draw

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: typical miss is either a block right or a snap hook



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Really struggling to keep the ball in play off the tee at the moment, hurting my game a lot.

Typically I will hit a huge block right or a snap hook so capable of missing both ways. I've had lessons previously where the instructor has informed me that the block is caused by not turning my right hand over and the snap hook is caused by not getting through the shot properly. These swings look a little long to me, hoping to get some pointers from you guys, any advice welcome :). 

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Strongly recommend you turn your feet out and rotate the knees out at address. Your feet are square and the knees are rotated inward, making it very hard for you to turn your hips, which you don't do very much. The blocks and hooks are just the results of not being in a functional position on the backswing.

 

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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post
 

Strongly recommend you turn your feet out and rotate the knees out at address. Your feet are square and the knees are rotated inward, making it very hard for you to turn your hips, which you don't do very much. The blocks and hooks are just the results of not being in a functional position on the backswing.

 


Thanks mvmac, looks like that video could have been made for me, it's exactly what I've been doing wrong! Playing a competition for the first time since getting back from my holidays tomorrow, will be putting this in to practise, will report back on how it goes.

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Well I absolutely flopped the competition, realised the course isn't the best place to work on new swing elements! Went to the range tonight though and had a really productive session, was hitting the ball a lot better off the tee, exclusively hitting it straight or with a slight push draw, not a single snap hook or push.

I was working on:

1. Turning my feet out slightly at address and ensuring my knees were flexed outwards as per mvmacs advice in order to promote more hip turn.
2. Improving my posture as I realised I had gotten in to bad habits from my first videos above.
3. Ensuring my weight was distributed properly (55% right leg), that my hands were behind the ball and that the left shoulder is higher than the right to create a positive angle of attack.
4. Dropping my hands slightly as I felt they were too high.

I really just want to get in to the best setup position possible and hope therefore that I have less of a chance of screwing things up during my swing! Videos of the session below, any critique more than welcome! 









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