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I've been Playing Golf for: ~3 yrs
My current handicap index or average score is: 11.4
My typical ball flight is: high fade
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: chunk, and slice where my divot points way left of target line


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I'm hitting a pitching wedge. In this swing I'm purposefully trying to exaggerate an in to out swing path in order to hit a draw. As you may or may not see by the ball flight, I failed at this.

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You're losing your angle between your upper leg and your lower spine. Your hips are moving in towards the ball through the impact zone which does two bad things. Changes your spine angle and basically forces you to change your swing path to the left of target. Result, slice, or high slice, or straight pull, or pull hook, all depending on how you get your hands to the ball at impact. Second it closes any space you had for your hands to move past your hips. This can quickly result in flippy hand motion which is very hard to time correctly.

Work on maintaining that posture at set up through impact. Hit some balls leaning back against your golf bag if it has a stand, or a chair back, or even just practice swing without a club with your back side against a wall. Keep your butt in contact with that surface, whatever it is. On the through swing the contact point will move from your butt to your left hip as you turn through, but again alway keep contact. Fix that and you will be way more consistent.

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3 hours ago, Adam C said:

You're losing your angle between your upper leg and your lower spine. Your hips are moving in towards the ball through the impact zone which does two bad things. Changes your spine angle and basically forces you to change your swing path to the left of target. Result, slice, or high slice, or straight pull, or pull hook, all depending on how you get your hands to the ball at impact. Second it closes any space you had for your hands to move past your hips. This can quickly result in flippy hand motion which is very hard to time correctly.

Work on maintaining that posture at set up through impact. Hit some balls leaning back against your golf bag if it has a stand, or a chair back, or even just practice swing without a club with your back side against a wall. Keep your butt in contact with that surface, whatever it is. On the through swing the contact point will move from your butt to your left hip as you turn through, but again alway keep contact. Fix that and you will be way more consistent.

This actually makes a lot of sense. I rarely see videos of my swing (this was my first time videoing myself in the past year), but now that I look at it more I definitely see where I'm moving my hips towards the ball on the downswing (thereby changing my leg to spine angle). Just tried a few practice swings in the apartment, and it feels so much different to keep the hips back; really frees up the arms to swing naturally instead of being stuck at the right hip. 

I'll work on that and potentially post a follow up vid. Thanks for the feedback! 

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33 minutes ago, JoshSang14 said:

This actually makes a lot of sense. I rarely see videos of my swing (this was my first time videoing myself in the past year), but now that I look at it more I definitely see where I'm moving my hips towards the ball on the downswing (thereby changing my leg to spine angle). Just tried a few practice swings in the apartment, and it feels so much different to keep the hips back; really frees up the arms to swing naturally instead of being stuck at the right hip. 

I'll work on that and potentially post a follow up vid. Thanks for the feedback! 

It's hard to fix. I know because I fight it also with my longer clubs but it makes a huge difference in my consistency when that angle is maintained.

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