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Anybody here have problems with the takeaway?

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Ive had 2 playing partners say I dont have a proper takeaway.One said I take the club back too far to the inside and the other said I break my right wrist too soon.So today I hit the golf course with just a practice session on working on a proper takaway.Have some questions for someone thats battled takaway problems

1.I noticed today when I get around 1/2 - 3/4's in the backswing I really start getting that uncomfortable feeling.Is this common?

2.I did really good with my irons working on this takaway as far as ball striking goes but with my driver I had a bad slice.Why can I hit good shots with my irons but slice it 70 yards right with my driver?

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I'm still trying to get comfortable with the takeaway - I like Mike's video.

I like to feel as if the lead arm rides up my chest as the wrist cocks UP.

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Originally Posted by Blitz28179

Ive had 2 playing partners say I dont have a proper takeaway.One said I take the club back too far to the inside and the other said I break my right wrist too soon.So today I hit the golf course with just a practice session on working on a proper takaway.Have some questions for someone thats battled takaway problems

1.I noticed today when I get around 1/2 - 3/4's in the backswing I really start getting that uncomfortable feeling.Is this common?

2.I did really good with my irons working on this takaway as far as ball striking goes but with my driver I had a bad slice.Why can I hit good shots with my irons but slice it 70 yards right with my driver?


I had the same problem, hands move away from the body, club goes too far inside.  Started working on taking the club straight back and it completely wrecked my swing; went from hitting a few balls fat to shanking a dozen in a row.  The whole thing felt super uncomfortable until it was pointed out to me that my hands were too far from my body at address.  Once I let them hang straight  down (no more than 4-5" from the thighs with mid-short irons), the takeaway felt completely natural and almost effortlessly stays on plane on the way back.

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My problem is getting the club behind me, i am such a classic case of rolling wrist over in the backswing. So i really have to get almost like i am hinging early to get more of an up and down motion, instead of a rotation motion, but i like the video.

Question on the video, do you like to see the clubface angle pointing down the swing path line, the pro has his a bit more open at that point, but its not skyward, just combining two feels, i think they are related in a proper takeaway, because alot of players either try way to hard not to rotate the forearms, or rotate them to much (my problem)

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Thanks for the feedback.

Watching the final round of the PGA tour I noticed brian gay ,the one who won this past weekend has hardly no wrist cock.I think thats why I have a tendancy to start the club inside with my old takeaway, because I wanted that wrist cock feeling..Doing this new takeaway I feel I have no wrist cock like with my old takeaway.I managed to get a video of his slow mo swing.Notice he only goes to 3/4's at the top, also take note of his wrist cock.

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Originally Posted by SoundandFury

I had the same problem, hands move away from the body, club goes too far inside.  Started working on taking the club straight back and it completely wrecked my swing; went from hitting a few balls fat to shanking a dozen in a row.  The whole thing felt super uncomfortable until it was pointed out to me that my hands were too far from my body at address.  Once I let them hang straight  down (no more than 4-5" from the thighs with mid-short irons), the takeaway felt completely natural and almost effortlessly stays on plane on the way back.

I hit some of the most beautiful shots yesterday with my irons..With my driver I was way off.I made good contact and they started out straight but quickly turned into a banana and made a quick right turn LOL..I will try this with the driver next time I hit the course.

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Originally Posted by Blitz28179

Thanks for the feedback.

Watching the final round of the PGA tour I noticed brian gay ,the one who won this past weekend has hardly no wrist cock.I think thats why I have a tendancy to start the club inside with my old takeaway, because I wanted that wrist cock feeling..Doing this new takeaway I feel I have no wrist cock like with my old takeaway.I managed to get a video of his slow mo swing.Notice he only goes to 3/4's at the top, also take note of his wrist cock.

Look at his instructor, Grant Waite. He looks 3/4 with irons and more full with driver (more turn).

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