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My Swing (Fairway20)

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I've been Playing Golf for: 6 years

My current handicap index or average score is: 20

My typical ball flight is:

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


For the last couple years, I have been playing very well. At times, I felt like I could not miss the fairway with my driver. I am struggling this year to get off the tee. Topping it,  low Hooks,  drives have no height, etc. In a 9 hole round I may only hit one decent drive.  At times I will figure it out at the range, but then lose it at the course, but overall something is off. I have seen my PGA professional but I am just not getting it.

I am hitting my irons really well, but cant hit a barn with my hybrid. This club used to be my go to club  from 180 out or par 3's over 170

My focus with my driver has been:

Reverse K at address

Slow swing

loading weight to right side and then the transfer to the left before starting the downswing.

Trying to keep head behind ball at impact

I know it is hard to provide suffice feedback without a swing video. Any feedback on some easy tips to just get me hitting my driver 200 with solid contact. Thank you.

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