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My Swing (DeadMan)

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I've been Playing Golf for:​ seriously for about 3 years. I played a bit when I was younger, but really got back into the game about 3 years ago.
My current handicap index or average score is: 12.0. Average score is about an 85.
My typical ball flight is: Straight to slight fade
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Boy, I could write a book on this one. For a long time, I struggled with a slice with my longer clubs. That happens rarely now. Earlier this year, I was dealing with a case of the pull hooks. Currently, I'm mostly struggling with inconsistent contact, more than a miss. I've been thinning the ball a lot recently and I've chunked a bunch recently, too.

Videos:

Sorry for the poor quality of these videos. I was dealing with an iPhone that was quickly running short on batteries, and didn't get a chance to see how bad they were until I got home. I will try again next time I'm on the range and hopefully the quality will be better.

First one in this one was a chunk, for what it's worth. Don't worry - I don't take two swings that close together ever, but I wanted better contact in add
post #2 of 11

In the DTL view, it looks like you've got early extension - your tush line comes into view on the downswing. For me, this move makes it hard to stay on plane and causes me to get steep and/or over the top.  My favorite drill for this, from the 5SK guys, is curling toes up through the swing.

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Originally Posted by chspeed View Post

In the DTL view, it looks like you've got early extension - your tush line comes into view on the downswing. For me, this move makes it hard to stay on plane and causes me to get steep and/or over the top. My favorite drill for this, from the 5SK guys, is curling toes up through the swing.

Thanks. I see what you're saying, and it makes sense that it could contribute to either a pull hook or a slice.

Any chance for a link to that drill? I can't find anything through a search.
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Thanks. I see what you're saying, and it makes sense that it could contribute to either a pull hook or a slice.

Any chance for a link to that drill? I can't find anything through a search.


I think he was referring to this one.

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I think he was referring to this one.

 

That's the one. I was often kicking my right knee towards the target line in order to turn my hips, which is clearly not the way to do it. This drill helped my a ton. Not sure if you're doing the same thing I was though...but I don't think this drill will hurt anyone.

post #6 of 11

Now that I look at your swing again, it also looks like you're set up a little bit back on your heels. I think that in a good set up position, your knees should be a bit further out over your feet. See Adam Scott below. Obviously, there are a lot more qualified people on this board to comment, hopefully they will :)

 

adam_scott_swing_sequence_4.jpg

 

 

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by chspeed View Post
 

Now that I look at your swing again, it also looks like you're set up a little bit back on your heels. I think that in a good set up position, your knees should be a bit further out over your feet.

 

 

Agree with that, tailbone is too far back and the eyes are up. @DeadMan take a look at this thread

 

 Good Golf Posture (How to Address the Golf Ball) 

 

 

Would also check this out

 

post #8 of 11
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Thanks everybody. I'm getting back on the range on Wednesday, so I'll do a little tweaking. I'll try to get some better videos, too.
post #9 of 11
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Went to the range last night. I was just focused on changing my set up - posture (weight on balls of feet, knees more over my feet, chin tucked in) and my feet pointing out like in that video mvmac posted above.

The results were a massive improvement over what I've been going through recently. Contact was much more consistent, and my ball flight was generally straight, with some pulls mixed in. I have some video, but I'm not going to post it just yet. I have a tournament this Sunday, so I don't want to tinker more before then. And since I was making good contact and it was straight, I don't want to try to fix something else at this point.
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Always good to hear there was improvement, good luck with the tournament.

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Well, the tournament went pretty well. I shot an 86, which with my handicap was an net 72, even par. It was my best ball striking day in a long time - 10 GIR. Unfortunately, made 2 bad decisions that led to a double and a triple, and then added another stupid double (4 putt - ugh), and a triple that wasn't as terrible considering where my drive ended up.

 

That's okay, though. I'm pleased that I improved on my ball striking. I was hitting straight, high lasers all day - my misses with my irons tended to be just slight draws that didn't hurt me. 

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