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Good Player needs tip for better ballstriking, Early Extension fix

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Hi guys i´m playing golf for a long time and i have one swing fault i can´t get rid off. it´s early extension. tried already all tpi test and it´s not a physical limitation. I think it´s just the wrong move in the downswing. my hip shoots towards the ball and the right heel comes up very high. Especially with the woods and longer irons. Maybe you guys have experience curing this fault because my pro in my club is not a big help.

Looking forward to your advice,drill etc.

Cheers Ben

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Good looking swing.  I think the right foot banking drill would help you alot.  It's not bad I've seen way worse and I do it now more than I did after back surgery.  I hover around a 0-1 and my buddy is around the same and he early extends super bad which I think is a physical limitation.  You can play good golf that way obviously.

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Good drill Poser

I agree the right heel is raising off the ground too early, right knee flexes towards the ball, hips are going to move towards the ball.  But it really isn't that bad and I don't think it's your priority piece.  I'd address the backswing first.  For you the early extension actually helps you control the direction the clubhead is traveling when the forearm rotation is kicking hard.

This is a good one here, right arm doesn't over flex, forearm rotation is stable, no need to early extend.  To make the swing longer, you would just keep the space between your right hand and right shoulder as you stretch your right side to the top.

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Thanks for your replies guys.

The right foot banked drill looks interesting, i´m going to give it a try next time i am on the range.

@mvmac you said u would adress my backswing first. especially the forearm rotation?! One thing i´m aware of is that my club is laid off at the top, don´t know if that´s caused by too much forearm rotation, but in the downswing the rotation is really fast because the club travels on an in to out plane i think and the rotation saves the shot. on the iron video i tried to let the body pivot release the club and swing the club down and left in the throughswing

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Originally Posted by maschine3

@mvmac you said u would adress my backswing first. especially the forearm rotation?! One thing i´m aware of is that my club is laid off at the top, don´t know if that´s caused by too much forearm rotation,

I would say the forearm rotation is causing the laid off position and the forearm rotation is caused by the right elbow flexing past 90 degrees.

Originally Posted by maschine3

but in the downswing the rotation is really fast because the club travels on an in to out plane i think and the rotation saves the shot. on the iron video i tried to let the body pivot release the club and swing the club down and left in the throughswing

So when there is too much rotation on the backswing, you're going to have to roll that left forearm hard on the downswing to compensate.  That can tend to kick the club head out.  Can just do that right now with your left arm, roll it too much and then rotate it fast counter clock wise, that club head is working out too much.  The early extension imo keeps the club "in" so you can play good golf.  Got to go now but I put up some pics tonight.

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Originally Posted by mvmac

I would say the forearm rotation is causing the laid off position and the forearm rotation is caused by the right elbow flexing past 90 degrees.

So when there is too much rotation on the backswing, you're going to have to roll that left forearm hard on the downswing to compensate.  That can tend to kick the club head out.  Can just do that right now with your left arm, roll it too much and then rotate it fast counter clock wise, that club head is working out too much.  The early extension imo keeps the club "in" so you can play good golf.  Got to go now but I put up some pics tonight.

Very true.  My weekend playing partner does the same thing early extends to help drop it to the inside but, it's alot worse than the OP and he hits shanks and duck hooks.

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Okay i got it mvmac! Thanks for your explanation with pics and all the effort u put in to explain the causes of the EE ;) Makes now perfect sense.

So what would you advice as a drill for the range to improve the position of the right elbow and to stop the flexing past 90°.

Sorry for all my questions i don´t wanna mess up things by doing sth completly wrong.

Cheers Ben

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Here a front video of my iron swing. Would love to keep my hands leading through impact instead of that handsy release. So i really have to get rid of the excessive forearm rotation

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That front on swing reminds me a lot of Luke Donald, especially the rehinge into the follow through. Not a bad swing though mate, must be working pretty well for you at +1.9!

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haha thanks for the compliment mate. Swing is working most of the time, but at the moment my short game is saving my butt . Struggling with the quality of my irons shot quite a bit ...

Wish i had the iron play of Luuuuuuuuke, would enable me to score more easy birdies

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