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Swinging Right on the downswing

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Hey folks,

I decided to get a few lessons as i'm really getting into my golf. I'm playing off a 24 handicap now.

The other day I was on the trackman with the instructor and after watching my swing he said i'm coming over the top on the downswing which was causing a slice, he got me working on swinging the club to the right on the downswing. Not sure if he's implying that I start to draw the ball or if this will cure the slice, well anyway I think i'm finding it hard understanding the swing to the right maybe a mental thing I'm not sure. Does anyone have any good drills I can use to grain this in.

 

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He is trying to fix your slice by having you do the opposite of what is causing your slice.  The image I've attached should clear up how your swing path affects ball flight.

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35 minutes ago, Mark Robertson said:

Cool thanks guys suppose being new to golf the term "swing to the right" kind of confused me a bit. So he's more or less trying to get me to hit a push draw as in image G.

Right - you are probably now swinging too much to the left - maybe down the target line vs the line to the right (in the video I posted). 

Check out the 5 Simple Keys posting on this site.

I have used this in conjunction with my lessons and found it really helpful.  My instructor doesn't teach the 5 keys but he'll give me something to work on . .which will invariably be part of 1 of the 5 keys.  I use the 5 keys to find additional info to help me understand what he's trying to get me to do . .and also to rate myself on the keys so I know how I'm improving, overall. 

It's really changed the way I think about my swing - I truly think of it as 5 "parts" that all have to work and those 5 parts are pretty dang complete.  If there is anything not covered by them, I haven't found it yet.  I went back, mentally, through all my lessons and he taught me Key 5 and 4 . .for a while . .then Key 1, then Key 2.  At times we touched on Key 3 but it's never really been a lesson.  And there's nothing we learned that isn't one of the 5 keys . .crazy, eh?       

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