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Jbarufkin

My Swing (Jbarufkin)

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Ok guys, so I am tired of shooting in the mid to high eighties and would like to start to shoot in the low 80's with looks into possible shooting in the high 70's by the end of this season. However, my off-the-tee "yips" (miss hits) are killing me and I'm always getting at least four double/triple boogies a round. I can make birdies and eagles on the par 4 and 5's cause of my distance (driver carries 295-305 with solid contact). However, I have this aggressive attach into the ball becuase my swing is pretty home-made and have trouble properly releasing the club (chicken wing at the end). Also, I can't keep my head steady. Any advice or other analysis on my swing would be helpful.

Thanks guys,

I've been Playing Golf for: 7+ Years

My current handicap index or average score is: 13

My typical ball flight is: Power Fade

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Pull Hook or Push fade

PS. I am getting my clubs re-fitted this season cause they were fitted to me when I was a freshman in high school (3 inches shorter if that makes a difference)


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First I would say your right hand is way to weak compared to your left hand. Get that V more pointed towards the right shoulder, not your chin.

Next, take a look at the link below about posture. You need less arch in your back, and you are too much on the heels of your feet (too back)

Next, you keep your right knee too flexed, it causes your hips to slide to the right at the top of the swing. See how you are starting to form a C look at the top. You want to keep your head still, but with your knee flexed the only way to do that is to slide hips to the right.

Take a look at the video below on turn rates. You need to go more hip turn, loose some knee flex, earlier in the backswing compared to how much your shoulders turn. This will also help cut down on that high hand position were you are almost pulling yourself vertical. You are trying to finish a full backswing with very little hip turn.

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Your golf swing is really solid.  If your flying drives 295, then you can definitely break 80.  From watching your video in slow motion, the one thing I'll comment on is your release and follow through.  If you've analyzed your swing in slow mo, then you've probably noticed how your arms collapse and make a quick move upward after contact, especially your right arm.  Take a look at the position below.  While you may be very effective with your current swing, consistency may continue to be a problem.  I would work the 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock drill to develop better extension and release into your swing.  I'm a huge advocate of professional lessons.  If you want to harness your power, consider taking a few lesson to improve what already is a great looking swing.  Hope this helps.

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