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I am a new golfer (one month at the game) looking for some insight on my swing. The video above is one of me swinging a 7-iron in my back yard while striking a plastic, practice ball. My current challenge is a consistent push of the ball to the right with an occasional push-slice. I'd really like to move forward and develop a consistent swing so that I can look at getting some new clubs that are custom fitted, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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You use all arms and no legs, your whole body needs to be in rhythm.  It'll help with consistency and power.  With no hip turn, your head moves back with your backswing and stays there with the downswing, which drives consistency down because you'll start topping the ball more as well as turn the ball over too much (which makes me believe you probably play softball or baseball as well as golf, which interferes with both swings).  Turn the hips instead of leaning back, keep your head steady, and watch your left arm as it goes to the top of the swing, it should stay straight.  Get a video of your swing from behind, so we can see what your swing path is like.

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Thanks for the input. I never noticed but you are completely right, my swing is all arms and I used to play quite a bit of baseball in the past. I will get a video of my swing from behind but what do you suggest for encouraging the use of my lower body rather than being so reliant on my arms.

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A possible way to try and get your legs more involved is to intentionally try and keep your head steady and try swinging.  If you're using all arms, it should feel like your hips and side are straining because they're not being turned on the backswing (they should naturally want to turn).  So, turn your hips a little, doesn't need to be too much, but enough to relieve you of side strain.  While you proceed on the downswing, the hips should turn back before the arms move too much in the beginning of the downswing to build up torque and power, and your arms should catch up as you continue on the downswing as your body comes into sync when you hit the ball.

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