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I've been Playing Golf for: 6 years
My current handicap index or average score is: Index 13.8
My typical ball flight is: straight/fade
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: dead pull


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I've been working on a more outside take away and keeping hands inside on my down swing to avoid the over the top dead pull. Appreciate any thoughts on my swing. I've been flirting with scoring in the 70's but stuck in low/mid-80s.

 

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On 6/11/2020 at 1:25 PM, smsparks said:

I've been working on a more outside take away and keeping hands inside on my down swing to avoid the over the top dead pull.

But you’re still hitting it, yes?

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2 hours ago, iacas said:

But you’re still hitting it, yes?

Yes, but less often. And usually when I really try to hit it hard and break inevitably break form and come over the top.

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1 minute ago, smsparks said:

Yes, but less often. And usually when I really try to hit it hard and break inevitably break form and come over the top.

You did in the video above. That's why I asked.

I don't like the "out and up" move that starts your backswing, because then you pull the right elbow behind you. I'd change this order to inward (with the pivot, and mildly inward, not actually dragging your hands inward) and then up as the right elbow folds.

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3 minutes ago, iacas said:

You did in the video above. That's why I asked.

I don't like the "out and up" move that starts your backswing, because then you pull the right elbow behind you. I'd change this order to inward (with the pivot, and mildly inward, not actually dragging your hands inward) and then up as the right elbow folds.

You're awesome, thx. I appreciate the insight and will try that. I had a very inside takeaway that I'm trying to get rid of so that may be an overcompensation. I also feel like the club comes back way too far and am working on shortening the backswing. 

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2 minutes ago, smsparks said:

You're awesome, thx. I appreciate the insight and will try that. I had a very inside takeaway that I'm trying to get rid of so that may be an overcompensation. I also feel like the club comes back way too far and am working on shortening the backswing. 

You can keep the clubhead "out" a bit while still taking your hands in. Just shoving your hands out and up is generally not the best way to fix an "inside takeaway."

And by "taking your hands in" I mean by the pivot. THey'll mostly go straight back for the first foot, then start to arc inward a bit more. Just after that is the first time the hands start to go UP, too, with the right elbow folding and coming off your rib cage a bit.

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I am seeing you get stuck on the trail side and not getting weight and pressure to the left early enough. The re-centering piece simply doesn’t happen.

Here are you and Rors at address and then at the top of the backswing. Look at how his left hip has essentially already made it back to where it was at address. 

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