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post #19 of 30
When I swing righty which is my normal swing I have no OTT But when I try to swing lefty I feel a massive OTT move It feels like I have to control the swing with the top of my spine when I swing lefty. One thing that helps with my OTT lefty swing is align my hips slightly open and this allows my lower body to initiate the swing rather than to try to control it to much with my arms and shoulders
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by sinned123 View Post
 

 

 

is the box on the outside of the ball or on the inside...?...I'm having trouble visualizing this....

 

Thanks

 

Sinn

Put it on the outside of the ball. (ball between you and the box)  As if your ball was close to a wall.  Just leave about an inch of extra space that your club head needs.  If you come over the top, you will hit the box.  If you come too far in to out... you will hit the box.  

post #21 of 30
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Put it on the outside of the ball. (ball between you and the box)  As if your ball was close to a wall.  Just leave about an inch of extra space that your club head needs.  If you come over the top, you will hit the box.  If you come too far in to out... you will hit the box.  

 



Thanks...I always hear "OUT TO IN".."IN TO OUT"....I have a hard time visualizing these concepts..I'll try this shoebox method tomorrow
post #22 of 30

Does every swing problem come back to the weight forward drills? I'm starting to think so...

If you get your hips moving with the downswing, and get them clear before impact, it's tough to come over the top.

I try to keep my right elbow close to the body the entire downswing, it gets close after the takeaway and stays close until impact, I also try to brush my right thigh with the back of hands.

post #23 of 30
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This used to be my #1 nemesis.  I tried lots of things but this video is the one that helped me the most.

 

 

 

 

Very interesting!  I've done a lot of swing work to try to develop a solid push draw shot shape, but a big struggle of mine is trying to jack the ball from the very top.  The feel I generally go for is just keeping everything really smooth, but that doesn't work for me all the time.  I really like the idea behind this drill.  Gonna try it tonight!

post #24 of 30

Wow thanks for that video above. I tried this a lot at the range yesterday and it really helped me a lot. It enabled me to hit a slight draw at best and at worst, I still hit a slight fade. I did not hit one slice yesterday after 3 buckets of balls. Even with my arch nemesis driver, I hit it pretty darn well. Excited to play 18 this coming weekend and see if I can keep it together. Thanks a lot to everyone that has helped.

post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by HawkNballs View Post
 

Put it on the outside of the ball. (ball between you and the box)  As if your ball was close to a wall.  Just leave about an inch of extra space that your club head needs.  If you come over the top, you will hit the box.  If you come too far in to out... you will hit the box.  

 



Thanks...I always hear "OUT TO IN".."IN TO OUT"....I have a hard time visualizing these concepts..I'll try this shoebox method tomorrow

If you've played baseball... just think of hitting a ball to right field (in to out) or to left field (out to in).  

post #26 of 30
Thread Starter 

iv recorded my swing.

 

My Swing (dash1988) 

post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by HawkNballs View Post

If you've played baseball... just think of hitting a ball to right field (in to out) or to left field (out to in).  

 



I always feel like I'm going to 'push' the shot right, if I try the 'hitting to right field' thought...visa-versa, on hitting to 'left field' I feel it's a pull or a slice, depending if my club head is open.

But I'll keep trying !!!
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by HawkNballs View Post
 

If you've played baseball... just think of hitting a ball to right field (in to out) or to left field (out to in).  

 



I always feel like I'm going to 'push' the shot right, if I try the 'hitting to right field' thought...visa-versa, on hitting to 'left field' I feel it's a pull or a slice, depending if my club head is open.

But I'll keep trying !!!

There's a big difference between "feel" and "real".  Once you start consistently pushing shots to the right, the slice is fixed.  Dial it back a bit and feel like you're swinging more towards the target.  

 

I'm the opposite.  I feel like I'm cutting across the ball to keep from hooking and pushing shots.  In actuality... I'm swinging towards the target.  It just feels like I'm swinging slightly left.  

post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by dash1988 View Post
 

iv recorded my swing.

 

 My Swing (dash1988) 

 

My response if anyone is interested.

 

There are a couple reasons you come over the top.

 

At address your spine is straight to titled slightly left. You're going to feel the opposite, especially with a driver, bump the hips a few inches forward with the head not moving forward. Will get you to look more like the right pic. Also turn both feet out, will help make the next two pieces much easier to accomplish. 

 

 

Then on the backswing the head and hips move too far to the right. You're going to want to feel like you set the hips a few inches more forward at address and that the left hip stays forward as you make your backswing.

 

Maybe the biggest reason you swing OTT, coming into impact and the hips are farther back than they were at address (green line). Compare that to the player on the right where the hips and weight have transferred forward.

 

Here's a great feel for the weight forward piece

 

 

post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by HawkNballs View Post

There's a big difference between "feel" and "real".  Once you start consistently pushing shots to the right, the slice is fixed.  Dial it back a bit and feel like you're swinging more towards the target.  

 

I'm the opposite.  I feel like I'm cutting across the ball to keep from hooking and pushing shots.  In actuality... I'm swinging towards the target.  It just feels like I'm swinging slightly left.  

 



Thanks for the clarification...I'll try this !
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