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Hunched over lead to bad ball striking?

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I recently looked at my swing on video and noticed that I was somewhat hunched over when compared to the "perfect swing" and was hanging back. I really struggle to get on top of the ball and take a divot after the ball, it's not because I don't try to but that I'm physically unable to. Can standing a tad more upright help me get on top of the ball and stop hanging back? All input is appreciated, thanks.

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Some good info on this here:  http://thesandtrap.com/t/56069/good-golf-posture

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Originally Posted by dsc123

Some good info on this here:  http://thesandtrap.com/t/56069/good-golf-posture

Yeah not too many guys in the hall of fame that have "straight backs" at address, like zero ;-)

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Originally Posted by mvmac

Yeah not too many guys in the hall of fame that have "straight backs" at address, like zero ;-)


It's not that I'm hunched over via my back, but my butt is popped out a little too far and it looks like I am.

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Originally Posted by GingerGolfer

It's not that I'm hunched over via my back, but my butt is popped out a little too far and it looks like I am.

Yeah that can get the weight too much on the heels and force you to make some compensations.

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Originally Posted by mvmac

Yeah that can get the weight too much on the heels and force you to make some compensations.


I also tend to strike it off the toe quite a bit, would my weight being on the heels lead to this as well?

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Originally Posted by GingerGolfer

I also tend to strike it off the toe quite a bit, would my weight being on the heels lead to this as well?

It could, depends on how you compensate, there are a variety of reasons for a toe strike.  Getting the weight more balanced can't hurt

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Thank you! went out today and played pretty bad but I was striking it a little better

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