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Good fix for pulling?

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I've been struggling with an outside-in swing path for years which sometimes causes slicing, but over time I've manipulated my club face enough to where it's usually just a straight pull or a gentle fade.  I've tried a few things but I always seem to revert back to my outside-in swing.

I found this video on YouTube that looks perfect for me.  The question is, is this good advice?  I've been told from a young age to start the downswing with the lower part of my body, but I haven't been focusing on this recently.  I've done a few practice swings after watching this video and it feels pretty good, but I know my timing is going to be off unless I work on this for a few weeks.  Before doing that, I need some confirmation that this is what I should be doing.

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This is exactly what my local pro has me working on this week.   Hips fire first and then the hands.   Along with tempo, this is "my" key to getting my out to in swing path corrected.

I also got a metronome for my phone to help with the tempo.   A three count, like a waltz,  to slow down the transition from the top of the back swing.  One - on the take away, Two - at the top (a pause), and three - swing thru.   When I can get the swing to work with these corrections, the ball flies off of the club face.

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Filming your swing would really help.  You can see the cause of the out-in-path and work to correct it.  For me, it was not getting my weight forward enough during the downswing and getting my right elbow stuck behind me.  This caused my arms to rotate as my hip did, hence out to in.

It will take a while to correct with practice.  Check out the 5 Simple Keys videos in the Swing Thoughts section.  Also check the Elbow position thread.  This one really helped me.  They have simply drills and will really help.

On the course, open the face up a bit if you are having the "pulls".  It is sometimes hard to correct the swing path during play.  This will at least help keep the ball in the fairway or close to it.

Best of luck.

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