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I'm sure there are more enlightened players than me on this forum,i align my feet 30 yards to the right of the target,then hood the club,close it,wether this is correct procedere i cant remember but my ball hooks fine to the target,as for its use,it runs and runs because of the hook so is not advisable for a round of golf,i think the OP should try to eliminate his swing fault

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Originally Posted by reedf

IMO, it is more important to fix the over the top move. Face it, if you're (like myself) fighting a slice, you aren't going to just move your feet and hit a draw. I saw a nice piece on the GC last week on hitting driver. Can't remember the senior pro who was talking but he said one thing that stuck with me and it helped me immensely and immediately. An over the top moved is caused by your shoulders starting your downswing instead of your lower body. I started concentrating on my hips starting my backswing and yesterday I hit 5/5 FWs with my driver and shot 90 (my personal best)

This is exactly what I now think, about my own game.  It's not that I'm way outside of the proper swing plane at the top - I'm more-or-less where I want to be there - it's that I have a tendency not to lead with the hips and bump them forward at the start of the downswing.  As we all know, proper hip turn/bump leads to the needed drop of the hands and to getting "into the slot", i.e. the correct clubface movement from the inside on the downswing.

Playing a draw is not so hard if you close the clubface and line up to the right, as people indicate.  But you have to still make the proper move at the start of the downswing or the blasted ball is NOT gonna go where you were hoping - it will probably end up going straight right (all, right-handed player).  When I've got the hips doing their thing well, I find it relatively easy to hit a draw.

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When I first learned to hit a draw some old ex pga pro told me to put my right foot about 2 inches behind my left foot (righty) And swing to right field.

Now a days I learned that alot of it also depends on my swing plane. Things as easy just flatten your swing plane on your take away. Concentrate on taking the club back and never getting your hands above your shoulder. This will exagerate it but it will start changing your swing path until you find a happy medium. Keep swinging throught the ball to right field though because that is the only way you can get the right to left spin on it.

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