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My swing is always evolving, but one thing that has been pretty constant over the past 3 or 4 years is that I open the clubface more than one would want upon takeaway and continuing as the swing goes back.  However, I'm hesitant to look at changing that since my ball striking keeps getting stronger and my stock shot continues to be a slight draw.  Any advice?

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How is it you know that you are opening "more than one would want"?  At the top, the clubface is ideally 90* open to the swingpath.  Whether you open it early in the backswing, or later, is irrelevant.

If your shotmaking is getting stronger, why even think about changing anything?

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Originally Posted by Harmonious

How is it you know that you are opening "more than one would want"?  At the top, the clubface is ideally 90* open to the swingpath.  Whether you open it early in the backswing, or later, is irrelevant.

If your shotmaking is getting stronger, why even think about changing anything?

To add to this, if you're not having trouble with clubface rate of closure or being too far open (or closed) shortly before impact, who cares what you do on the backswing.

It may be true - or even likely - that rolling the wrists causes some other compensations, but for now I don't know that I'd worry about it until you plateau. Or see an instructor and ask him if it's priority #1 right now. It likely won't be, though it may be in the top 3 or 5.

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I recently had a lesson and my ball striking had been better then ever.. and I was doing exactly what you were saying.  Anyways basically the instructor helped me fix it.. my misses are essentially gone and I am an even more consistant ball striker now.  It's great, took about a week to fix and now my new swing is comfortable with very few repeating parts.  What I used to do if I did miss or was nervous with my older swing was big blocks or push fades (weird weird weird ball flight).. All those misses are going now! Exciting times!

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