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  1. nope... just trying to hit ball straight. But I definitely dont feel comfortable over the ball with driver while doing this. On the simulator, I feel like everything is aligned and my shoulders are square to target (the screen). I pipe the ball 250 with a straight path. Im guessing this uncomfort is causing a swing flaw. Need to pit on course with my instructor. Thanks for the comments.
  2. I feel like I mostly struggle with this when it comes to alignment. With the range/simulator, everything is squared up. Hit a great drive today on last hole bc the tee box was aligned with the fairway. I feel like these problems arise when I need to aim left/right. I guess it is messing something up in my setup. I think Im just going to ask my instructor to go out on course with me to try to diagnose issue.
  3. I dont think so. Contact is great on simulator. I feel like I have no problem when everything is aligned for me. My biggest issue is with alignment I think. Ill spray the clubhead next time. Maybe Im just hitting at the very top of the club. I purposefully teed the ball lower today. Didnt help Would be nice if it was just a tee height issue to worry about!
  4. Help! I know it is hard to diagnose without a swing video, but here is my issue. 1. On the simulator, I can hit driver 250 yards or so and keep the ball in play consistently. 2. On the actual course, I cant even make contact with the driver. Today I was hitting these little 5 yard dinker pop-ups. I also noticed I was leaving a divot in front of the tee. What in the heck am I doing wrong! I dont think I am coming over the top. On the range I visualize hitting the ball to right field and completing my swing and its fine. It is just maddening. Ill practice on simulator or range and not have an issue. The second I get on course I literally cant hit the ball. Any thoughts?
  5. Yea, thats what I am going to start doing. I heared Azinger refer to it as "loading the hands early" while watching the Sony Open last night. For me, it gets the clubface square instead of open at contact, which is something I was struggling with.
  6. As crazy as it sounds, I dont think I had any hinge. Clubface was closed the entire swing. Shots were hooks with no power. I suppose I had minimal hinge at top of backswing. Hinging early allows me to square the clubface and I definitely felt the lag/power. Was easily gaining 20+ yards per club. Appreciate the comments. Will try to get some video this weekend.
  7. Found a video that shows exactly what Im talking about. Glad to see it is actually a thing. Hinging my wrists early was a huge help. Im going to continue to work on this.
  8. Yes, I will try to get someone to film me per the guidelines.
  9. Hi All, I've only been playing for about a year and think I finally have a proper inside to outside swing. However, for the last month ive been battling weak hooks with my irons. My instructor said my clubface is too closed on the takeaway. On the simulator today I started to hinge my right wrist as I began the takeaway and saw immediate results. Much straighter and more power. Is this hinge supposed to occur? Prior, I had no hinge and all arms, hence the closed face. Thanks for the help!
  10. Went to the range today and had improvement. Was definitely hitting them off the hosel. At setup, I placed the ball at the tip of the toe and was hitting them much better. Probably not good that my club is moving so much that I need to do that... Im also envisioning throwing the club towards the target... helping me rotate through better. Still suck, but progress!!
  11. the concept of hitting down on it screws me up too. I feel like I need to chop at it. I guess I cant figure out the angle I need to strike the ball properly. It is just maddening. Before knowing anything about golf I could at least elevate the ball and get some distance. Literally cant even do that now after a few lessons.
  12. Yes, arm swinging is probably my issue. Not sure why I cant rotate... think it is mental.
  13. Will do. I will try to get some video today. Thanks.
  14. Hi All, Brand new to this forum and first time poster. I just started taking golf seriously and have had a few lessons. Prior, I could make good contact with my irons/wedges, but with an over the top swing. My instructor is trying to get me an in to out swing. Since trying to work on this, I cant make contact to save my life. Everything dribbles a few yards on the ground or is shanked to the right. My instructor says my back swing is great, but Im not using any lower body and not following through. I have never shanked before, but do it all the time now trying the out to in. Help!? Only thing left I can think of is that I am too worried about hitting the ball and it is stopping my follow through? Headed to range tomorrow and am flat out not going to think about the ball. Just follow through and hope the ball gets in the way... Frustrating game! On a side not I could never hit the driver before. Horrid slice... thanks to my instructor I am confident with that club now. Any thoughts on my struggles with the irons/wedges all of a sudden?
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