Hello, this is my first thread, so apologies if in the wrong place.
For the past 2 months my golf game has taken a massive step backwards. I have only been playing a year and I used to be a massive over-the-topper and would slice every ball in sight. I had worked hard over the winter to sort my swing plane out and was hitting a nice draw with every club come the start of the season.
Now, I had a good start to the season dropping my handicap from 21 to 16, but about 2 months ago I developed a furious case of the shanks. Through hours of practice I managed to shake these off and get playing well again, although this only lasted for about a week (I had my first B Team match during that week, where I shot 5 shots under my handicap and won our game).
Now I am stuck... I am hitting my woods very well with a nice draw/push draw - no problem there, however my irons are terrible. Since I worked so hard on sorting my swing out, I had become a great ball striker for my handicap and had quite high standards of myself. I now probably strike a good ball about 1 in every 5 shots, but the direction is random - I literally have every shot in my bag at the moment, I just don't know when they're going to appear! The most common bad shot is a pull/slice with my irons. I've tried to work on my backswing as I had started to take away too far inside.
I know this points to an OTT move, but on camera my swing plane looks ok.
Grip is quite strong, as it always has been.
Does anyone have any ideas about what might be going on here?
Any good backswing drills would be much appreciated too.
Sorry for the long post - I'm borderline desperate to play some good golf before the season ends!