I've been Playing Golf for: 4 months My current handicap index or average score is: 35-40 My typical ball flight is: Push or Draw The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Duffs and Tops
Been playing for a few months and really struggle with tops, duffs, just not striking it well at all. I pretty much spray balls all over the fairway too but not to fussed about that at the minute. Been to see a coach and he showed me a few things. He wanted me to attack the ball on a steeper plane, move my head less and shift my weight more/come forward when I swing. I've already started to implement the changes and they're paying off. Still struggle to make good connection with the ball, and the distance is all over the place. The coach said I should be able to hit a 7 iron 155-160 (instead of the 130-140 I hit it now) with my swing speed when I'm going for it, but whenever I try to go over what feels like 60-70% I cant make contact. The few times I have struck it really well when I swing hard I'm knocking the ball miles but it's so few and fair between it's not worth it.
I have started to try and swing in as big of a arc as possible and that seems to have improved my striking a lot. And a friend mentioned today that I'm not holding the my lag long enough in the down swing, but I'm not really sure how to address that, or whether I even should at this stage.
Any help much appreciated
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For me there are two kinds of balls, 1) urethane and 2) not urethane. Other than that, not much difference though I avoid balls that I don't recognize the name of.
On hard surfaced greens (Torrey Pines, Balboa Park) I want more bite and play urethane - like a chorme soft or a prov1 or a tp5 or an avx. Doesn't matter to me which one.
On soft greens (Tecolote) I want the ball to stop near where it lands on a good shot. Like a supersoft or a E6 or the Callaway Costco ball, or a pinnacle soft etc. Doesn't seem to matter which one. On soft slopey greens I don't like too much spin as I sometimes spin them off the green, bummer when one of the good shots has a bad result.