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I've been Playing Golf for: 15-ish years

My current handicap index or average score is: I'm not current on my handicap but around 10-13

My typical ball flight is:Straight with a 5 yard fade

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: The 5 yard Fade


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I'm very happy with my swing....I'm just wondering if my fade is due to grip or even follow-through issues.

Any input is welcomed.

Thanks!

Bruce

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Left knee is straightening too soon and the right heel rises early in the downswing.  When the knee straightens too soon it makes it harder to get the path out to the right enough to draw it.  Keep the left knee flex longer into the downswing.  Will feel more pressure into your left foot on the downswing.

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Thanks for the input.

Not only am I lifting my right foot too soon in the follow through.....I just saw a major flaw in how late I am breaking my wrists on the backswing.

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Pretty decent, but get the left knee moving down towards the ground and a little towards the target in the early downswing.  Make sure the arms are engaged and delivering the club when you are doing this.  Don't just leave them floating in the air, for example.  Then you can let that knee straighten.  You are straightening it from the top and your arms are too slow to match the high rate that the club is releasing because of it.  If it's hard to get on your left side this way, get less on your right side at the top so you don't have to work so hard to get back to the left at impact.  Some people say, "The less the better", but I think feeling a little shift is OK provided it isn't affecting timing and lets you feel and create a rhythm.  Note there is a difference between "feeling a weight shift" and actually shifting the weight.

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I've been looking at this all day and can't seem to find the exact point when my left knee is straight.  Should it be flexed until impact or before/after impact?

The wrist hinging is pretty obvious and I can work on that and the right foot issues no problem.  I'm more worried about timing with the left knee.

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I've been looking at this all day and can't seem to find the exact point when my left knee is straight.  Should it be flexed until impact or before/after impact?

The wrist hinging is pretty obvious and I can work on that and the right foot issues no problem.  I'm more worried about timing with the left knee.

Depends on how high you want to hit it.  But the knee should be pretty straight around impact because that's where power comes from.  If you want to flip the club and hit it high if you're lucky, straighten it from the top.  It causes the left shoulder to move up and back too quickly and the club starts releasing early.  If you want to hit it really low, keep it flexed, drive the left knee and left shoulder laterally for a longer  time during the downswing.  I don't recommend that for a standard swing.  Find some middle ground.  Get the left knee and shoulder working down first, then up.  Not up and upper.

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Left knee still has flex in it at impact, it's in the act of straightening.  As long as you press into the ground to start the downswing, the left knee will straighten.  You're going to feel it stay flexed longer.  The key word is FEEL.

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