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My Swing (mburd)

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I've been Playing Golf for: 2 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: "hosel rocket"


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Hello TST, brand new member and happy to be here. I've been playing for about 2 years now and it has been up and down to say the least. I've had a few lessons but nothing has really helped me turn the corner. My best rounds have been in the low 90s.

I've been struggling big time this year with a case of the "hosel rockets." I came across many good reviews of the Pure Ball Striker on this site so I ordered one for myself. Wow, I feel like it has really helped with whatever I was doing wrong (I suspect it was a bad case of casting on the way down).

Anyways, thanks in advance for any advice you are willing to share with me!

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@mburd,

Thanks for posting your swing.  You need to move the camera back and up higher for the down the line swing.  Check out this thread for tips and position.  If you are using a cell phone, you need to put it on something or mount it so it is at waist height.

http://thesandtrap.com/b/playing_tips/filming_your_swing

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Thanks for the advice. I'll try to get another video up soon.

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