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OTT pull swingers may be standing too close

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For the longest time I struggled not to hit a pull. I finally figured out what has been causing that pull.

When I stand too close to the ball, there is no way I can swing in to out at it. Why? Well, I would miss the ball completely on the OUTSIDE. The only way I can successfully make contact is to swing OTT.

The easiest tip I've heard of to hit a push draw is to focus on the inside back of the ball. When I stand farther away and reach out, It's almost impossible to hit a pull fade (which isn't a terrible shot, but it's not the proper way to swing the club because it requires an out to in path to be successful). I can still push fade it if the clubface is too open, but visa versa is true with standing too close and OTT you can STILL hit pull hooks.

I'd say a push-fade is a much better miss than a pull-draw if there is no trouble on either side.

If you struggle with this, give it a try. I'm finally not pulling the ball when I draw it :)

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Posted this in another thread, but it all starts at your stance and address. Without a nice "linebacker" stance I have no hope of executing a proper golf swing.

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For the longest time I struggled not to hit a pull. I finally figured out what has been causing that pull.

I was realizing this too, this past week. I was standing too close to the ball and forcing myself into a swing path I didn't want.

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I discovered this similarly this year. I found that after I got my swing working correctly from inside to out, I has hitting everything off the heel of the club. My solution was to line up more at the toe, and eventually realized that I had to be simply standing too close to the ball. I occasionally stand too close to the ball, which usually results in a pull or a duck hook, but problem basically solved.

Interestingly enough, Martin Kaymer just brought this up last night on the Fix. He said when hitting a draw, he sets up a bit further away from the ball. This results in 2 key things for shaping a draw: I allows him to come more from the inside without getting stuck, and it flattens out his swing plane a bit more.

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Luke donald has tape on his club shaft to check how far out the ball is in his stance for each club.

I guess he lays the club down between his stance toward the ball.

Too steep happens too me lately as well. ball seems to keep creeping back toward me.

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I just fixed this with my son. He had been addressing the ball almost with his hands against his legs, and he was hitting pulls or slap slices. Now I have him sticking his butt out more with about 8" between his hands and legs and he is crushing it.

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