Long story short, after a 3 year laid-off from golf, i have been back 3 months, replaced my entire set and now I'm actually hitting pretty solid again after regaining my feel. The one thing that has always bothered me (and I know costs me a lot in consistency) is my extreme overswing.
Today at the range, a random stranger approached me and told me about my "John Daly" swing and even volunteered to video me so I could watch just how long it was. I accepted his invitation and was in shock of how ugly this overswing looks. Since a kid, everyone just to call me John Daly due to my swing and distance. On the video, I was using a 6 iron, was hit around 185-187 if I'm not mistaken.
I would like any input on all the things I'm doing wrong in my swing that is causing this extreme overswing. Whenever I consciously try to shorten my swing, I can't even hit the ball more than 20 yards, with a horrible shot, can't even hit the face of the club. I have been swing like this since I was 8 years old and I'm now 34..... Back in my 17-25 age, I got down to 6 handicap, since I was playing 4 times a week and had a practice station on my backyard for putting and chipping. Any help will be much appreciated.
I've been Playing Golf for: 25+ years My current handicap index or average score is: Current average score is 84 (used to be 6 handicap, 3 year laid off) My typical ball flight is: High Draw The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Toe Hits, Hooks, Blocks