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My Swing (Bills80)

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I've been Playing Golf for: 4 years after a 9 year break
My current handicap index or average score is: 85 to 90
My typical ball flight is: draw
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: hitting off the toe of the club.

When I first started playing again 4 years ago everything was a fade or slice.  After coming to this forum and doing as much self instruction as I could it was apparent I slid my hips back a lot and never actually rotated in my back swing.  I'm still working on that but it has changed my ball flight from a fade/slice to a draw/pull hook.  After using impact tape it's apparent that I do not often hit the center of my club face on my irons or driver.  As a band aid if I set up with the ball more towards the hozel I can then hit the sweet spot more than before but still not most of the time.  I also struggle with the plane I take my back swing on.  I noticed that if I take a flatter or more horizontal plane on the back swing I can hit the sweet spot more often but still not sure if that's what I should be doing.  On the FO video I definitely hit off the toe.  On the DTL video I did hit the sweet spot but only because of the setup changes I mentioned above.  Thanks in advance for any tips and advice you can offer!  Mike

 


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I'd look at lowering the eyes at address. Your chin is up and you're not looking at the ball with your central vision. I feel your head moves down and towards the ball on the backswing to compensate. 

You also keep your lower body very "stable" and it's going to restrict your pivot. Having yourself on the rig/matt might be making it worse so next time try to film a swing on more solid ground.

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Compare the head/eyes to these guys.

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