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My Swing (Bogey2Better)


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I've been Playing Golf for: 10 Years off and on
My current handicap index or average score is: mid-80’s
My typical ball flight is: med-high
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: fade/slice

I’m feeling a bit lost on my swing and would appreciate any insight. These were not my best swings as I was uncomfortable the whole time at this indoor place with a simulator. That being said here is a bit of background:

Historically I’ve been a bit upper body dominant. A little over the top but have worked on it and can generally hit my irons pretty straight. That being said I’ve also generally been pretty steep and consistently hit out of the toe. Last fall I worked with an instructor a bit. He was helping me get a proper hip turn and weight shift (had me doing the step drill). He also had me hitting half shots or punch shots. I was making some progress and then took a few months off during winter/holidays. As I’m practicing again I’m trying to work on the step drill and my setup to improve my swing. Some days I do the step drill and it is effortless power and center contact that makes the ball feel like a marshmallow. But it’s not consistent. I recently noticed that I stand too close to the ball with my arms hanging down inside the shoulder socket and almost touching my body. I tried to set up with my arms hanging straight down tonight hoping I could shallow my swing a bit. I think my problem still lies in my shoulder and hip turn that leads to early extension. Any thoughts? 


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I think it's a good motion, and for good players as you appear to be… proper/good camera angles and high-speed video is super important, as is an understanding not of their flaws (real or perceived), but of what kinds of shots they're hitting.

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