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Inconsistent results

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I've been playing for about 5 years now & I've had multiple lessons. To this day I'm subject to go out and shoot between even and +5... I'm also subject to shoot 90-100. My putting is always above average chipping & pitching fairly consistent, and my mid to short irons aren't bad... Driver, woods, & long irons are either ON or OFF! My backswing is too fast & b/c of this my elbow and wrist collapse @ the top (to the point where I'm worse than John daly) all this causes inconsistent misses, sometimes right, some left, and some straight. The 90+ scores come from penalty shots off the tee shot & the 70-80 scores come maybe 1-2 times out of 10 when my timing is on. I'd like to have some tips or drills to slow backswing down & stop at parallel.
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I just posted a similar question the difference being that you must have quite a bit of skill.

It's got to be a mental problem. You have a great swing to be capable of such low scores. Call me "Mr. Obvious", but are you ok with giving up distance on your drives to keep it on the fairway or is that bad advice? To me and my limited knowledge of the game, its a no-brainer. I don't give up that much yardage and it beats the heck out of penalty strokes.

I have been working on stopping my backswing at the top when I practice - trying to get my brain to memorize the stopping point and the beginning of my downswing. Again - I'm the last person on the forum who should give advice.

Good luck.

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I'm working on trying to practice slowing down and stopping when on the range, my problem is i like to play to darn much to incorporate a swing change. It really wouldn't hurt to give up some distance as i am fairly long off the tee. thanks for the reply.

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There are different ways to swing. Some are more consistent than others. Left side control tends to be more consistent for me because the straight left arm is repeatable. Takes time to wrap your head around how a left side dominant swing can be powerful. However, when you are truly a 'swinger' you realize the body is the source of power and left/right arm dominant is more of a technique style - not a different means to power the swing. BTW... I can swing left or right side dominant with nearly the same results. Left side generally tends to be more consistent for me.
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Originally Posted by boonebgolow

I'm working on trying to practice slowing down and stopping when on the range, my problem is i like to play to darn much to incorporate a swing change. It really wouldn't hurt to give up some distance as i am fairly long off the tee. thanks for the reply.

I have a similar issue, speeding up during play.  This causes some of the faults that I have worked out of my swing during practice to come back.  When this happens, I go back to the basics and really slow down my practice swing.  I also take a long slow breath in and out to relax while waiting for my turn.  This brings me back into the groove usually.  It is mental more than physical at our level.

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Get a metronome app for your smart phone.   There are several that work well.   After time, you can adjust your tempo to match the selected timing.

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