I'm very new to the sport. I was at the Driving Range on Wednesday and no matter what I did all of my balls were curving around to the right.
Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.
Hi, welcome to the forums
I suggest you need to have a look over the ball flight laws which will really help you understand why your ball does what it does, this would be a good place to start:
No problem. If you want some help with your swing then do stick around here, lots and lots of great advice given out for free from the very knowledgable members.
If you can get your swing on film then check out the MySwing section of the site. You can upload your swing and members will help give you some help in sorting out why you are hitting to the right. Have a read here:
Also if you are new to the game I would suggest having a read about the 5 simple keys system that the pros on this forum use. If you can understand and apply the keys you'll be a better golfer for it .
Quick question that I didn't feel needed its own thread so I'm just posting it here.
I play a fairly large but consistent fade with my driver. On a straight, decent sized (width) fairway I'll aim for the left side of the fairway and the ball will hit around the middle and then stop on the right side of the fairway...occasionally going into the right intermediate/rough depending on width.
Would anyone consider it beneficial to always tee my ball up on the right side of the tee box? Does it matter?
I'd like to completely eliminate my ball going into the right rough if at all possible. I've tried many different ways to take some of the side spin off but nothing yet. If you have tips on that as well...I'll take um!
In relation to my last post ^^ here's the question in a nutshell.
As someone who has a considerable but controllable fade, should I....
A. Tee up on the left side of the tee box and aim for a straight fade down the left side.
B. Tee up on the right side of the tee box and play a slight pull/fade.
C. Doesn't matter, whatever's comfortable.
Congratulations, climberches - you have one of the most common, if not THE most common ailment of all new (and some longtime) golfers . .a slice. The swing flaws leading up to the slice can be many - but what is happening is that you are hitting the ball with your clubface open relative to your swing path.
The best and easiest thing to do would be to get a few lessons. Search the site and internet for "how to fix my slice" . . . you will see that it's a very common topic but you will find a TON of what seems to be conflicting information about how to fix it. This is for 2 reason . .the first being that there are a lot of people who don't know what they are talking about . .and 2, the fix to your slice depends on YOUR particular flaw or combination of flaws. It's also very easy to misinterpret instructions . . ie . .you *think* you're doing the drill like the guy on YouTube but you are actually not. Lessons can help you improve your swing so much faster than trying to do it on your own. But if you are opposed to lessons then definitely start working with video . .reviewing your swing and posting it for others to review.
@crim . . .ya . .you should probably always tee to the right if you're playing a big fade . . but I always found that trying to play my slice made me slice it even *more*. Good luck!