• Announcements

    • iacas

      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

      No, we're not getting into the equipment business, but we do have "clubs" here on TST now. Groups. Check them out here:
Sign in to follow this  
Micah

hitting left

Recommended Posts

Need some advice. Ive been hitting left lately. Its not hooking it just goes left in a straight line like a pull but not drastically only like 10yards or so. Am I using hip rotation to early and less arms?? Any advice would be appreciated. Not every shot but more with my short irons. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Need some advice. Ive been hitting left lately. Its not hooking it just goes left in a straight line like a pull but not drastically only like 10yards or so. Am I using hip rotation to early and less arms?? Any advice would be appreciated. Not every shot but more with my short irons. Thanks

Could be the weight not getting forward enough, spinning the hips.  If it's a straight pull we know the face is left of the target and the path matches.  I'd take a look at these drills.

http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread/90#post_846019

http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread/90#post_836200

http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread#post_791160

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Need some advice. Ive been hitting left lately. Its not hooking it just goes left in a straight line like a pull but not drastically only like 10yards or so. Am I using hip rotation to early and less arms?? Any advice would be appreciated. Not every shot but more with my short irons. Thanks

Have you looked into getting a VisionTrack Pro?  I agree with Mvmac, your path is too far left.  Most likely it is a path issue - and the VisionTrack will help you understand path quickly - and you can hit balls with it and get immediate feedback.

So basically, get the weight forward (as pointed out by Mvmc), and then swing out - which the VisionTrack will help visualize.
Good luck!  I hate hitting straight pulls too!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Have you looked into getting a VisionTrack Pro?  I agree with Mvmac, your path is too far left.  Most likely it is a path issue - and the VisionTrack will help you understand path quickly - and you can hit balls with it and get immediate feedback.

VisionTrack

If you're interested get 10% off one here http://www.golfshopcentral.com/p-1-medicusreg-visiontrack-pro.aspx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Sweet you guys are awesome. Between the drills and vision track Ive almost solved it. Turned out my,swing was correct with head down but im hitting the ball straight now instead of the natural cut ive had for years so it was an aiming at address issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had a left issue for over a month, club face, feet all on target, swing seemed fine. But I was missing every green left not by a lot but enough to cause acouple extra strokes to add up on par 3's.

Found out it was my shoulders were pointing left, never thought about it until I piggy backed on my sons lesson. Right away his couch pulled out a club lined it to my shoulders and said look at where the ball landed and look at your shoulders. As soon as I put them in line i was hitting straight shots again, not saying this is your issue but for me I never thought about my shoulders pointing left maybe this will help also?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had that problem a bit this year and have ordered my vision track pro as of yesterday.

I am excited to see how this aid helps the swing path and hopefully helps understand my swing a little better

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    Talamore Golf Resort
    PING Golf
    FlightScope Mevo
    Mission Belt
    Snell Golf
    Frogger Golf
    PitchFix USA
  • Posts

    • How about hitting a provisional? http://www.randa.org/Rules-of-Golf/MainRules/27-Ball-Lost-or-Out-of-Bounds-Provisional-Ball/SubRules/2-Provisional-Ball  
    • If the new rules are implemented, the 3-minute rule will hopefully speed up play and make people think about hitting a provisional ball more often.
    • It's the long game (full swing) by a mile and we've had this discussion on here soooooo many times, it's really not a debate.      
    • Golf has always been a shot of specialty!. Some excel over their infamous putting technique, and a couple would brag about their 190yard 7 iron off the tee!. Like any puzzle, our golf game is structured preferably in one of the fields. The question remains, which has more value to you? and why is it important!   Long Game Driver - "The Big Stick" is crucial on pacing up your game. Having a solid off the tee shot on a par 4/5 puts you in contention for a well-deserved birdie. Depending on how far you hit it, a solid drive is a clear advantage over your buddies. Using it 14 times (excluding par 3s) makes it underwhelming, yet it's the most prized possession in a golf bag.   Fairway Woods - A great sidekick for the mid-range distance hitter, and a club for playing it subtle off the tee. Someone who values course management will have a fairway wood at his/her disposal!. Irons - the term "ball striker" is given to amateurs with good iron control. To play around with a draw to a "low draw" is significant to have that 3ft putt for birdie. Short Game   Wedges - Our lifeline, the butter of our bread, and a shot caller that'll save your round!. mastering your wedge shots has its own league of specialties. Greenside bunker shots, the long chip & roll, Flop shot, and a scope of characteristics where imagination is key!.   Putter - Often overlooked, putting is the gateway for shooting lower scores. This makes up 40% of our golf game and we barely give it much attention. If you wanna rake in lower scores, then "putt" some practice into it!. So Which is it? Finding your balance, and giving love for every department is the key!. Knowing your weakness is crucial to understand your core strengths!. The learning cycle of the game differentiates as you get better at it. In my opinion, a weekend golfer would prioritize their long game than of an experienced player polishing up their short game.   To read the full article - Click here
    • I voted "no". Reason being there is/are sanctioned events and tours (e.g. Michigan Hickory Tour) and some are even shown on Sky Sports. They even have the Trilby Tour. This is a real amateur tour where the main stipulation is that you have to wear a trilby hat (i kid you not). Like many have said, the tech is soooooo different that it is more likely to be detrimental to their regular game that anything other than 9 holes or so for charity or exhibition wouldnt be worth it for them. That being said, some older pro's have switched largely to hickory golf with a lot of success. Sandy Lyle for instance won the hickory World Golf Open in 2014 and 2016. Still plays modern gear but in interviews says he enjoys the old stuff more. Difference is that Sandy isn't competing at the very top of the sport these days.
  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

  • Get Great Gear with Amazon