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Outside-in with irons, inside-out with driver

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The title pretty much says it all. I hit my irons with a slight pull-fade; it's not anything near a slice, but the divots point a bit left and it's pretty evident that I'm swinging outside-in. What confuses me is that I do the opposite with my driver, 3 wood and hybrid - I have a slight push-draw with them, which is what I'm trying to do with the irons (or at the very least stop cutting across them). I meant to take some videos today, but while I brought my tripod to the range, I forgot to bring the camera... I'll probably have some up up Wednesday or Thursday.

 

Anyway, it seems that no matter how much I try to swing from the inside with my irons, I still come across the ball, and if I do manage to swing from the inside, I just push the ball way right. I do make good contact pretty consistently, though; I don't catch the ball fat or thin very often at all. I just can't figure out why I hit my driver, 3 wood and hybrid so much better than my irons, and how to go about swinging more inside with my irons. I did try putting a tee behind the ball in a position that would force me to hit from the inside. It did help somewhat, but when I stopped using the tee, I went back to the pull-fade.

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Anyway, it seems that no matter how much I try to swing from the inside with my irons, I still come across the ball, and if I do manage to swing from the inside, I just push the ball way right. I do make good contact pretty consistently, though; I don't catch the ball fat or thin very often at all. I just can't figure out why I hit my driver, 3 wood and hybrid so much better than my irons, and how to go about swinging more inside with my irons. I did try putting a tee behind the ball in a position that would force me to hit from the inside. It did help somewhat, but when I stopped using the tee, I went back to the pull-fade.

 

In order to swing outward you need to make sure the pieces are in play to do so. Just "swinging out to the right" can create some other complications and make solid contact harder to achieve. I would first look at Key #2

 

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I do feel that my weight goes towards the left of the target as opposed to parallel to it, so I sort of end up falling toward my left side. Out of curiosity, though, how does keeping your weight forward promote more of an outward swing path?

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