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I've been Playing Golf for:​ 6 years on and off

 

My current handicap index or average score is: 14

 

My typical ball flight is: Slice

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Slice, if I don't slice I'm almost always hitting a Fade to some degree. More often then not though my shots start right and continue to slice.

 


First post, glad to be here and thanks ahead of time for the help! Unfortunately for the purpose of instruction, both of these shots I hit them the straightest I have all day, but hopefully you all can see something I'm not.

 

Videos:

 

Down the line:

 

Face on:

 

 

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Hi, welcome to the site. First thing I would do is change a couple things at address.

 

Your feet are square and the knees are pinched inward. Having the feet turned out makes the backswing pivot and getting the weight forward with the downswing easier to achieve.

 

Also have the shaft leaning a little forward, you don't want to have the handle behind the club head at address.

 

 

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MVMAC,

 

Really interesting you mentioned that. I knew it was kind of an awkward setup but really never thought about how it affected my address, let alone my rotation during my backswing. I'll definitely address this issue, thank you! Could it be that by keeping my knees inward, it doesn't allow my body to fully rotate through the ball on my downswing, causing the club face to be open on impact? I almost NEVER hit it left!

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MVMAC,

 

Really interesting you mentioned that. I knew it was kind of an awkward setup but really never thought about how it affected my address, let alone my rotation during my backswing. I'll definitely address this issue, thank you! Could it be that by keeping my knees inward, it doesn't allow my body to fully rotate through the ball on my downswing, causing the club face to be open on impact? I almost NEVER hit it left!

Welcome to the forum @Ray-Ban !  Mike will give a better answer, but he is traveling today and make take a while to respond.  

 

It will have an effect on both the back and down swings.  The fade or slice is caused by the face of the club being open with respect to the path of the club at impact.  Does your ball start right and go further right or start left then go right?  

 

Looking at your down the line video, I didn't see a pronounced over the top swing.  Flaring the feet and knees as Mike suggested will help you get your weight more forward on the downswing, which will help the path of the club.  This may correct too much fade because the path will be more in to out.  

 

Give the set up change a try and start working on it with slow swings as described in the thread below.  I'm about the same handicap as you and Erik @iacas and Mike @mvmac have helped me out a lot.

 

 Simple, Specific, Slow, Short, and Success - The Five "S"s of Great Practice 

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Welcome to the forum @Ray-Ban !  Mike will give a better answer, but he is traveling today and make take a while to respond.  

 

It will have an effect on both the back and down swings.  The fade or slice is caused by the face of the club being open with respect to the path of the club at impact.  Does your ball start right and go further right or start left then go right?  

 

Looking at your down the line video, I didn't see a pronounced over the top swing.  Flaring the feet and knees as Mike suggested will help you get your weight more forward on the downswing, which will help the path of the club.  This may correct too much fade because the path will be more in to out.  

 

Give the set up change a try and start working on it with slow swings as described in the thread below.  I'm about the same handicap as you and Erik @iacas and Mike @mvmac have helped me out a lot.

 

 Simple, Specific, Slow, Short, and Success - The Five "S"s of Great Practice 

I'll go and try this out today. Usually starts right and goes further right. I'll report back. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Ray-Ban View Post
 

Could it be that by keeping my knees inward, it doesn't allow my body to fully rotate through the ball on my downswing, causing the club face to be open on impact? 

 

Yes it can definitely cause some issue, makes it hard for the weight to get forward enough on the downswing which will directly effect the path. When the weight is back or not forward enough the club will tend to swing across the ball, that is why you slice it.

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