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jbishop15

Shut club face

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Basically every shot I hit starts left of its target. I play a draw, so it can make it nearly impossible to play. Any tips? I have a my swing thread, and the latest video is a reasonable approximation of my swing. EDIT: my swing now is different; my head no longer goes forward.
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Open the face a bit before you grip the club.

That's probably the best advice, but if the ball is going high enough (i.e. you're not hitting big pulls with much less loft than you should have), aim everything to the right.

It's rare, but some good players (including Sam Snead for years) played a baby pull-draw as their shot.

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That's probably the best advice, but if the ball is going high enough (i.e. you're not hitting big pulls with much less loft than you should have), aim everything to the right. It's rare, but some good players (including Sam Snead for years) played a baby pull-draw as their shot.

The height is good, but it's def not a baby pull-draw. I'll aim down the right side of the fairway and pull it dead into the left rough; and that's best case scenario almost all of the time.

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Well, I was right; the club face is shut. However, according to the video I just took I am also swinging waaaaaay over the top.
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Well, I was right; the club face is shut. However, according to the video I just took I am also swinging waaaaaay over the top.

Right, so you have two things to figure out.

How are the things Mike told you going? http://thesandtrap.com/t/64954/my-swing-jbishop15/36#post_970830

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Right, so you have two things to figure out.

How are the things Mike told you going? http://thesandtrap.com/t/64954/my-swing-jbishop15/36#post_970830

I don't feel like my turning rates are too bad.

I posted my swing. I'm across the line, right foot is coming up too early, and I'm swinging way over the top.

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Focus on your alignment and grip. Usually one of the 2 is causing the issue. Then take a couple of practice swings and try to hit the inside of the ball. Unless your hooding the club at impact you should hit a draw.
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I don't feel like my turning rates are too bad.

I posted my swing. I'm across the line, right foot is coming up too early, and I'm swinging way over the top.

Ah haa..COTT is likely why your hitting it left..I had that problem awhile back, plus having a strong grip, made it even worse, as I was closing the face on impact.

One thing could be causing the OTT move...your take away. I was taking it really far to the inside, i.e. dtl, my hands would almost be behind my hip. Also a good posture helps, so you can have your arms just hang in front of you, then take the club back on the same line your arms hang, this gets the club on a good path. I also weakened my grip some, and put the grip way more in my fingers, which also helped.

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I've hit more than my share of pull hooks lately (some really ugly) and haven't played enough to figure out a good answer. Never really had that problem (at least not to any extent) until I changed my swing. If I set up with the clubface open it helps, if I trust it, but the sight of it at address makes me panic halfway down in my swing and roll everything over. I am getting good results with fairway woods by just using what feels like a hold off of rotation through impact (and without a loss of distance) but the driver isn't cooperating with the same technique. I would be playing better golf right now if I only used the 3W instead of the driver but I have to get something figured out and it's not going to get figured out unless I hit it. Made a birdie on a 510 yard par 5 last week after a pitiful 120 yard duck hook tee shot (so at least some things are going right). Maybe I should just tee off with a sand wedge and play from there? ;-)
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Posted in your swing thread

http://thesandtrap.com/t/64954/my-swing-jbishop15/36#post_1016077

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