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My Swing (Oakleys20)

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Hi,

I've been Playing Golf for: inconsistently and socially for 5 years, seriously the past 6 months.

My current handicap index or average score is:  usually score around 90-95

My typical ball flight is: Fade. Although am very susceptible to a major slice as well as hosel rockets.

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: the hosel rocket with the irons! terrible shanks.


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Filming the swing was one of the best things I’ve done.  I wasn’t aware of how my posture appeared, so I think that should be one of the first things I fix.  It also appears to me that I whip the club far inside on the backswing, and then on the follow through I appear unbalanced.  Recently, I have been focusing a lot of attention on supinating the left wrist through the impact zone.

I've been watching a lot of Shawn Clements Videos on youtube lately and I will try to introduce some of his content to my golf swing and see how it goes.

Any help would greatly be appreciated!

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1) lower back is to arched, flatten it out. Round out the upper back and look down on the ball with the center of your eyes (now down your nose). This will help clean up your head moving down towards the ball in the first part of the backswing.

http://thesandtrap.com/t/56069/good-golf-posture

2) The club is slighting coming from the outside in. You want to work that more from the inside out.

3) Get your left hand more towards your left hip at impact. Your loosing that wrist angle and flipping at the ball.

4) Flaring the feet out a bit will help hip turn and weight shift forward. Your straightening your front leg a little to soon into impact, hold that flex a bit more.

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I think working on steadying your head would be beneficial.

One thing you could do is concentrate on looking down after impact. I try to make sure that I can see the grass under my ball before I bring my head up.

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1) lower back is to arched, flatten it out. Round out the upper back and look down on the ball with the center of your eyes (now down your nose). This will help clean up your head moving down towards the ball in the first part of the backswing.

http://thesandtrap.com/t/56069/good-golf-posture

2) The club is slighting coming from the outside in. You want to work that more from the inside out.

3) Get your left hand more towards your left hip at impact. Your loosing that wrist angle and flipping at the ball.

4) Flaring the feet out a bit will help hip turn and weight shift forward. Your straightening your front leg a little to soon into impact, hold that flex a bit more.

Thanks for your feedback.  Is it odd, that when I add the posterior pelvic tilt during my stance as recommended by the large golf posture thread, that I seem to get some lower back pain? Perhaps it's just the adjustments necessary.  Where should I start first? The posture adjustment, and then where?

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Thanks for your feedback.  Is it odd, that when I add the posterior pelvic tilt during my stance as recommended by the large golf posture thread, that I seem to get some lower back pain? Perhaps it's just the adjustments necessary.  Where should I start first? The posture adjustment, and then where?

Well posture and flaring the feat can be something done now, and is pretty easy.

As for the swing path and getting your wrist flat at impact, that will take some time.

Find drills for key 3 & key 4.

http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread, There is some good stuff here.

On how to practice, http://thesandtrap.com/t/54840/simple-specific-slow-short-and-success-the-five-s-s-of-great-practice

When I am doing a drill to get my hands more forward at impact, I will get into impact position, weight forward (left knee bent, right foot banked in). Then I will slowly move my hands through the impact area, not letting the club flip. This way I can control the movement using slow movements.

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Posting here with an update;

1) I feel like my posture has improved, although after seeing this video I feel like I still possibly am not standing upright enough?

2)  I've been focusing a lot on rhythm and slowing things down. I've noticed I strike the ball much cleaner when I do this combined with a shorter backswing.

3)  I think my head moves a lot less, however still moves a tad.

Thanks in advance for any feedback

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1. Weight back in the heels at setup (less knee flex, more rounding forward).

2. Hips don't turn on the backswing. Causes issues.

3. Key #2 issues after that. Hips don't really get forward.

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can anyone comment on my takeaway? should i be working on this too?

Pieces that @iacas mentioned stand out the most. Get those better and film another video. If you're seeing something you don't like with the takeaway, chances are it's a result of the weight being in the heels or the hips not turning enough.

1. Weight back in the heels at setup (less knee flex, more rounding forward).

2. Hips don't turn on the backswing. Causes issues.

3. Key #2 issues after that. Hips don't really get forward.

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