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If I am pulling and hooking would it be easier to turn that into a fade, draw or try to get it straight? My club I did get fitted and it is set 2 degrees open

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9 minutes ago, adi2008 said:

If I am pulling and hooking would it be easier to turn that into a fade, draw or try to get it straight? My club I did get fitted and it is set 2 degrees open

I think going to the range and getting a consistent setup ( feet, shoulder, club address, distance to the ball) and hitting a few buckets will give you the right answer. the perfect scenario is hitting a straight ball however for me , I have a slight draw and I learned to just play it , it isn't much so with shorter irons its almost straight but with longer irons I aim a few yards right of my target. for me alignment dictates what I'm going to hit but my shoulders play a big role, sometimes it feels like I'm parallel when in reality my shoulders are open resulting in a hook or pull draw. hope this helps

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2 hours ago, ncates00 said:

Depends on the amount of curve.  It's subjective, but I'd call a draw that curves more than 20 yards a hook (or fades more than 20 yards a slice).  

You had it right at the start of your reply.  Start line just refers to the push/pull description as you'd see on a gc2 for example.  That by itself doesn't classify it as a hook or a slice.  Say you started the ball -1* left but only curved the ball 5 yards- that's not a hook.  That's a pull draw. 

If you started the ball 20 yards left and curved the ball 5 yards left, most people would call that a hook, when in reality its a pull draw. Obviously someone like yourself who is more knowledgeable and owns a launch monitor would be more likely to call it a pull draw, but most people would call that a hook. If you started the ball 20 yards right and curved it 25 yards left and it ended up in the left half of the fairway, most people are going to call that a draw, when in reality its a hook (based on your definition of a hook) that just had a different start line.

That's all I'm trying to say, is that start line influences what shot shape people think they hit.

 

11 minutes ago, adi2008 said:

If I am pulling and hooking would it be easier to turn that into a fade, draw or try to get it straight? My club I did get fitted and it is set 2 degrees open

It's difficult to say without club path and face numbers, but assuming your swing path for both the pulls and the hooks is out to in, if your face was more open at impact with that same out to in path, you'd start hitting pull fades which should start left of target and fade back towards target. Again, without seeing any numbers about your path, I would think it would require more of a drastic change on your part to start hitting pushes/push-draws than it would to start hitting pull-fades.

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5 hours ago, klineka said:

If you started the ball 20 yards left and curved the ball 5 yards left, most people would call that a hook, when in reality its a pull draw. Obviously someone like yourself who is more knowledgeable and owns a launch monitor would be more likely to call it a pull draw, but most people would call that a hook. If you started the ball 20 yards right and curved it 25 yards left and it ended up in the left half of the fairway, most people are going to call that a draw, when in reality its a hook (based on your definition of a hook) that just had a different start line.

 That's all I'm trying to say, is that start line influences what shot shape people think they 

Agreed!

 

Start line is very important as you’re alluding to. I think that’s one of the things the pros do so well- they control the start line of their ball very very often. That’s one reason they’re so good out of the trees lol. 

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So I played tonight and my misses were pull hooks and pushes with driver. The guy I was playing with said I was standing up at impact???

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