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hi I’m having trouble hitting my irons either thinning it or chunking it 

here’s a look at my swing and I would appreciate if you guys could tell me what I’m doing wrong

im an 11 handicap and have been playing for 9 years 


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Looks like a smooth swing. A caddy view might reveal more since the you want to bottom our your club consistently to avoid thin/fat shots.

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6 hours ago, iacas said:

Back up and let yourself swing more “around” you and not so much straight up and back down.

I’ll go on the range and try that! Thanks for the feedback, I’ll post one more video when I do and see if anything improved

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