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Joejr032

Sliding

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Good Evening,

Over the last 3 years I have developed this awful slide. My first move on the down swing is my left hip sliding sideways. I believe this causes me to get my hands behind my right hip on the down swing.

I don't think I turn my right hip on the back swing. I have a fairly good shoulder turn but nothing that i can feel in my hips.

Does anyone have an idea of a "feeling" or a "check point" that I can concentrate on during the back swing so I know i have rotated properly?

It is really really bad with the driver. Low snap hooks or high right drives of 200 yards.

Just a point. I hit very good fairway woods and hybrids

I would welcome any suggestions,

Joe

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I have this same exact problem! Its something new to me with duck hooks with my driver that started this year.

I've been working it out on the range. I figured out I was pushing of my right foot too much on the downswing, and then get ahead of the ball at impact.

Last night at the range, I was focusing on keeping my behind the ball. Also I fire my hips toward the target, when I transition at the top.

Try this and see what happens. Good luck man, you'll figure it out.

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Welcome to The Sand Trap!!!

I would create your own My Swing thread and post a video. Hard to tell what your exact problem is with you seeing your swing.

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Welcome to TST!

Definitely try and get it on video. I thought I made a good shoulder turn since I have good flexibility, but it took me a while of studying my swing on video before I got into a decent position. It may feel like you know what the problem is, but often on video you can see otherwise.

For example, to keep my head steady, I need to feel like it's moving down a couple inches on the backswing. To get my weight forward I need to feel like my head stays well back. To get my left wrist flat at the top, I need to feel like I'm bowing it. Write everything you feel in your swing on a piece of paper, then cross off anything that you haven't seen for yourself on video. It can be fairly mind blowing.

As far as finding a "feeling" that will work for you, everyone is a feel player. However you seem to have it backwards: get the mechanics confirmed correct on the range, then use that feeling on the course. Feels produce mechanics, you need to be feeling something, but the mechanics themselves aren't intuitive.

The instructors and resources on here can help a lot, but using drills, video, and qualified instruction are the only effective ways to improve IMO. Anything else is guesswork and can make you worse.

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Welcome to TST As far as finding a "feeling" that will work for you, everyone is a feel player. However you seem to have it backwards: get the mechanics confirmed correct on the range, then use that feeling on the course. Feels produce mechanics, you need to be feeling something, but the mechanics themselves aren't intuitive.

You just exposed the secret to play better golf dude. :-D @Joe - you are 7 handicap btw, i think it is more to mental side and Course management side now baby :-P Cheeeeeeerrs :beer:

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