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  1. PLEASE Help! Can anyone recommend a or some good drills that will help me learn to close my club face. About 60% of my swings are either a straight or push type slice. My club plane and hand plane are good. My back swing angle is good. My tempo is good. I set up to the ball and get aligned well. My grip is above par. I just can't seem to bring my club face into square at impact. I previously thought that I was simply going in to out on my down swing. By all video accounts that was the case. So, I worked on it. I placed a water bottle about 12" in front of and slightly outside my right toes. That got my club plane on track. My hand plane has always been consistent.... PLEASE help!!!!
  2. My shoulder isn't 100% and it's going to rain, but f*** it I'm going golfing tomorrow.

    1. nevets88

      nevets88

      Go for it!

  3. Berty42

    Ruining my Swing

    Hey guys, Just a quick note, over the last couple years I’ve brought my handicap down from a 16 to an 8. I was golfing really well. I have a little bit of an unorthodox swing. But I get back to a good position and hit the ball well and have good distance. I feel like overthinking and trying a have “perfect” form is ruining my game. Should I just stop overthinrking and play how I’m comfortable?
  4. alexkirbyeditor

    My Swing (alexkirbyeditor)

    Hello guys, I'm starting to play golf again after six years of not swinging a club. Lessons with a pro is something I will be looking into but, in the meantime, wondered if I could ask for some thoughts from this forum? Below is an embedded video of my swing. It's the first time I've been to the driving range in a very long time... I think the basics are still there but I've lost all knowledge of how to self-analyse so any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm 29, around 90kg and used to play off 12 (although, as I said, that was some years ago now). I hit around 250 yards with a driver and have always struggled with a slice. However, I have noticed that my swing has changed since I last played, probably due to me being a lot heavier now. Thanks in advance, Kirby Videos:
  5. Thomasredstone

    My Swing (Thomasredstone)

    Sorry for the long intro/explanations... I've been Playing Golf for: 40+ yrs…not continuously unfortunately…had a cut-off 9 iron put in my hand at 6...played junior golf then on the high school team…picked it up again mid 80’s to mid 90’s (best index was about 4.5) then sporadically up to about 5 yrs back…just picked it back up seriously a few months back and have played maybe 8 times but doing lots-o-practicing…put a practice net in the garage (didn’t know balls go through wall board so easily) and taking lots of video to see what is, or isn't, happening My current handicap index or average score is: my best calculated index so far is 9.9 My typical ball flight is: always been a low ball hitter…if my drives are high its because they went off the top ;) Driver, if hit well, usually 270-ish, 4 wood 240-ish The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: hitting thin (unless its miles fat)…coming up and/or not staying down-through the shot…more often now, as I’m not quite as flexible as I once was and being 6‘3“ does not help…though I don’t and never had a full “parallel at the top” back swing, even playing hardball through college coaches asked why my swing didn’t start back like everyone else, though they never complained about the outcomes. (those low inside pitches were heaven) I sometimes line up open which seems to restrict the backswing and results in thinning and/or blocking out...when I close it up seems to get better...or so I think. Been finding that if I stand too upright my upper body raises up on the backswing top then comes down at impact, often resulting in hitting fat…concerted focusing on the ball usually keeps the head movement to a minimum and really helps. Never had an official lesson…primarily dad’s mentoring. Going through lots of swing thoughts, prolly the usual stuff...most help most of the time... Here are two videos of hitting my 4 wood well...sorry if they aren't the best but plan to post better next time I’m out at the range. Thanks for all comments... Tom Videos:
  6. Rsuslow

    My Swing (Rsuslow)

    A little about me, or at least the last year. I used to shoot mid to low 90's, showing improvement. Last year, I don't know what happened, but I lost it all. I lost 20-30 yards on all my clubs. My 8 Iron used to be my money club. I could hit it dead straight 150 yards on a stock shot. When I lost my swing, I struggled to get it 130 most of the time. My other irons were never as accurate, but I knew my distances, and saw the loss on those as well. My driver was an average of 240, now I struggle to get it 210-220 (this is assuming no wind). The only thing that remained consistent and something that was improving was my short game from around the greens. I started taking lessons in October with a local guy. He's a great guy, and he is a good teacher. But, he has started to focus more on his golf career and has cut back lessons and will soon head to or try to head to Q School. The lessons have been working......when I'm there. I get home or on the course and it's all gone. He told me my plane was super shallow and I hang back. I also think there is more, we just haven't reached that point. So here I am. Looking for the advice of this fine forum. I am also considering one of the online pro's I've seen mentioned around. I've been Playing Golf for: 25 years, mostly off an on. About 6 or 7 of those were serious golf years, 4 of them being the years leading to now. My current handicap index or average score is: I average high 90's. I have my share of rounds going over 100. My lowest is an 84 at a local course that has been known to be a challenge for me. My typical ball flight is: Driver: I've fought a straight slice/banana slice for years and years. Recently I've seen a pull mixed in. I also struggle to hit the ball past 220 now, when I used to average around 240 in no-wind conditions. 3 Wood: This is a mixed bag. I struggle to make solid contact, but when I do, it's a straight slice/banana slice. I used to hit this about 220, now I struggle to get it over 190-195. Hybrid: This is also a mixed bag. I struggle making solid contact. When I do, it could be either a pull or a slice. I used to hit this about 210, now I struggle to get it 180 Irons: Either a slice or a pull. I really have been struggling making solid contact with my irons. I have found myself hitting the toe a lot. Sometimes I shank it off the hozel. Wedges: My wedge game is usually on point. But lately, I have been finding myself shanking it off the hozel. The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Driver: Slice and Pull 3 Wood: Poor contact and slice Hybrid: Poor contact Irons: Poor contact Wedges: Shank I have put a few videos below of my Driver, 3 Wood, Hybrid, 5 Iron, 7 Iron, 8 Iron, PW and 52 Wedge. Each video has a face on and down the line view in full speed and 20% speed. I appreciate everyone taking the time to review! Videos: Driver 3 Wood Hybrid/Rescue 5 Iron 7 Iron 8 Iron PW 52 Sand Wedge
  7. keysus

    My Swing (Keysus)

    I hit a big slice with my driver. I cannot figure out if it is because of one of the following or something I do not know about: - Swinging over the top - Swinging with my arms instead of my body - Club face, very offline with hands halfway through backswing - Something else Please let me know what you think. I've been Playing Golf for: 4 years My current handicap index or average score is: 90s My typical ball flight is: 260 The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: slice
  8. JoaoPedro

    My Swing (JoaoPedro)

    What do you think i should train? Thank you all. I've been Playing Golf for: 4 years My current handicap index or average score is: 31 My typical ball flight is: hook The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: do not let the upperbody start the downswing Videos:
  9. Dipshlappers

    Swing analysis devices

    Looking for any and all opinions on folks with experience having owned or used any of the currently offered swing analysis gizmos on the market: zepp, blast motion, arcos, etc. I was about to pull the trigger on the zepp, but I'm reading good things about other options out there. thanks in advance for your advice!
  10. Cured slice, now all over the place Hi All, First post here, although I've read plenty of threads to help me to get to where I am now. I've been playing about 2 years, I initially had lessons to try and fix a slice, which led to usual pointers about closing the clubface. This didn't really work but I kept the thought in my mind always and assumed this was the solution. Having played little over autumn/winter , I found this spring that my slice was getting more severe, especially with the driver. I read these forums (and other articles/videos etc) and realised my problem was clearly an out-to-swing and (OTT downswing), rather than squaring clubface. After much trial and error on range using props and so on, I've been able to solve this by swing 'round' more and ensuring that i don't come back over the top. The result is encouraging, with draw spin and much more distance ( I was stunned by how much further these go). I focus mostly on my shoulder rotation, and not 'looping' the club over at transition to achieve this. The problem is that I'm now inconsistent, especially with the driver - I do far fewer slices, but I am prone to hooks now as well as push or mild slices. This is still a big improvement on where I was, because the lack of slice spin in most of my shots means I'm hitting nearly all of my shots a lot further, and usually closer to the fairway when I miss. However, the chance of now missing both sides has given me a headache in shot planning, and I really need to reduce the variation. I also am still naturally inclined to swing out to in OTT, and have to specifically remember to rotate the shoulders and then come back on the same path, or I miss to the right. Remembering stops a slice, but doesn't guarantee I get the right amount of draw spin. So , other than practice , which i'm doing, how might I best improve consistency with my new swing and reduce curvature ? I have a new Benross 12 degree driver on order, which should help me a small amount from the 10.5. Any tips much appreciated.
  11. Davo34

    My Swing (Dave34)

    I've been Playing Golf for: 2 years My current handicap index or average score is: 20.2 My typical ball flight is: straight or slight fade The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: push fade/slice Hey guys new poster here! Just wondering if anyone could have a look at my swing videos and give me some tips. I was hitting a nice little fade with my irons but lately I've been push fading my iron shots mainly from 8 iron up, wedges and 9 iron are pretty straight. Driver is ok but I hit it low and have a large fade which on occasion will be a large slice. And as for the hybrid I will usually hook it like a bitch!! Any tips will be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance everyone. Videos:
  12. Hey guys new poster here! Just wondering if anyone could have a look at my swing videos and give me some tips. I was hitting a nice little fade with my irons but lately I've been push fading my iron shots mainly from 8 iron up, wedges and 9 iron are pretty straight. Driver is ok but I hit it low and have a large fade which on occasion will be a large slice. And as for the hybrid I will usually hook it like a bitch!! Any tips will be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance everyone. So turns out I'm not sure how to post the videos on here as I can only upload 5mb??
  13. I have a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha with a stiff shaft (my irons are super stiff, my woods are stiff) and I can't hit it very far. I can hit my 7 iron 145-155 using a typically relaxed swing (i'm not trying to hit it very hard), I can hit my 3 hybrid 200-210 and a 3 wood as far as 225 yards off the tee, however I can only hit my driver an average of 230ish. My longest drive was 290, 250 yard drives are somewhat uncommon and 200 yard drives are relatively common. I can post a video if needed but as of now I'm curious about anything people have done when they were in a similar situation. I should also point out its 9 degrees and set on -1 loft and on a draw setting, I usually hit it relatively low, but I can shape my shot to go higher/lower if needed.
  14. QUESTION: How far from the ball should your feet be during a the golf swing? Obviously, your entire body needs to be in alignment. Is there a general rule of thumb as to how far away from the ball your feet should be planted? Any and all advice is welcome!
  15. My friend was telling me that improving my core strength will definitely help my swing. Right now, I kind don't do a whole lot of working on the core besides pushups. Anyone have any good tips for improving one's core strength?
  16. Sky Blue Jay

    My Swing (Sky Blue Jay)

    Hi peoplePlease help. Been playing golf for about 8 months and could really do with some advice regarding my swing. My shots tend to pull and my divots point to the left. I tend to hit a lot of fat shots. Any advice would be great...Thanks in advance. SEE VIDEO BELOW. https://www.dropbox.com/s/opyld1lzjjh80l3/Project003.mp4?dl=0
  17. @Vinny Cap's thread got me thinking. Some years ago I read that Dave Pelz considered the belly putter (anchored) to be the "best" putting approach based on a statistical study he had performed. Next best was left hand low. I do not know how many versions of putting he studied and now anchoring is not permitted by the Rules. Conceivably, Mr. Pelz might have discovered an even better technique. As the poll demonstrates, there are a lot of ways to swing a putter and I suspect the list is far from complete. I have tried a few times to use "left hand low" but I've used the reverse overlap grip for 5+ decades and I will likely stick with that until I can no longer play. How about the rest of you?
  18. I have been playing golf for about 5 years now but never really invested time into equipment or training but that has all changed. I got a deal on basically mint JPX 800 pro clubs with KBS Tour X shafts. I had my swing speed clocked around 110 at about 90% effort so I was told the X shafts would work for me but I have some worries. The other day on the range I was hitting shots at about 70% effort which I was spreading the ball (slice/hook/fat) but when I bumped up the effort to 90% I was hitting straight screamers that had penetrating flight with fades. Obviously distances between the 2 efforts were incredibly different (50+ yrds) as well. My worry: at 70% I felt more in control of my swing and more consistent with my technique but at 90% I felt that though I maintained my technique I had little control/stability; yet the ball flight was the complete opposite for the 2 efforts. Was this due to the shaft stiffness and slowing my swing down or was trying to slow my swing down throwing off my timing/ tempo causing my troubles? Or is this just a simple case of needing my practice so that I become comfortable swinging my club at 90% effort? What should I do?
  19. Just curious guys. I've been playing bi-weekly for the past 6 months. I've noticed that I've started to switch to my 3 wood on more par 4's and 5's ....in which I used to use my driver. My main driver SLDR 10.5 R-Flex, just produces too much vertical ball flight now. The hits are dead center with the driver. Is there something that I did that caused that? Current ball is a Titleist NXT Tour.
  20. TripleEagle

    My Swing (TripleEagle)

    I've been Playing Golf for: off and on 4 years, never actually started to play until last year My current handicap index or average score is: 85.12/72, 84.11/71, 82.93/70 My typical ball flight is: straight-draw with my irons, fade with my hybrid, fade-slice with my driver The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Fixing my driver above all, getting more distance, being more consistent on eliminating miss hits (usually tops) Videos: 5 Iron- Back View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq_bZT4GGTw Info: The ball was a little pulled to the left and had a nice little draw on it, not my typical iron shot but it does happen non the less. Club is a Callaway Forged X 5 Iron. Estimated distance is about 155 yards. 5 Iron- Side View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIWcyQdxxEQ Info: The ball went dead straight, but popped a little higher up in the air than I would've liked. Club is a Callaway Forged X 5 Iron. Estimated distance is about 150 yards. 3 Hybrid- Back View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiFhOaXCV3g Info: (Sorry for the barking my parents had just gotten home and my dogs went crazy) I definitely swung down on the ball, it was low and had a decent cut to the right- not my typical hybrid shot at all. Club is a Callaway X Hot 3.0 Hybrid. Estimated Distance is about 170 yards (I typically hit it about 185 with my hybrid). 3 Hybrid- Side View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxIr0048VMU Info: I hit the ball higher than i'd like but it flew pretty straight, had a slight fade likely from the wind. Club is a Callaway X Hot 3.0 Hybrid. Estimated Distance is about 185. Driver- Back View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2UlY55p_FE Info: The shot went a little high, because of how high I was teed up (I didn't want to scratch my club on my lawn). All together it was pretty good, high, a little pushed, a little draw. Club is a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 9.0 Driver (adjusted to D and +2). Estimated Distance is about 210 yards. Driver- Side View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t8uYd8RqUU Info: Still a little high for the same reason. Pretty straight and had a nice little draw on it. Club is a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 9.0 Driver (adjustments are D and +2). Estimated distance is about 220 yards.
  21. Kor

    My Swing (Kor)

    Hi all, Was hoping I could get some advice/thoughts. Been playing almost 2 years (17 handicap).. I always seem to hit a wall though with all irons and go through a couple months of consistent shanks / mis hits. (Without exaggerating its like I am a beginner again) Going by the video i feel the error comes during my backswing - head and body come forward causing a shank. Any other tips/thoughts welcome! Why does this happen and how can I eliminate this and return to consistent golf!? Thanks Kor I've been Playing Golf for: 20 months My current handicap index or average score is: 17 My typical ball flight is: high The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: shank or shot across the ground Videos: [Delete this, Embed Videos Here]
  22. Hi all, Was hoping I could get some advice/thoughts. Been playing almost 2 years (17 handicap).. I always seem to hit a wall though with all irons and go through a couple months of consistent shanks / mis hits. (Without exaggerating its like I am a beginner again) ( Going by the video i feel the error comes during my backswing - head and body come forward causing a shank. Why does this happen and how can I eliminate this and return to consistent golf!?
  23. leftiewannabe

    When a new swing goes too far

    Hello all, first post. I've been playing golf for about 17 years (I'm only 32) with my own clubs as a leftie and primarily been using cheap clubs. I got really good at my pitching wedge early and felt like it was mastered. Over the last few years I've gone off and on with trying to get better without upgrading irons or anything, bought a used driver or new fairway driver but that was about it. About 2-3 months ago I finally bought a new set of Taylormade burner 2.0 irons to complement my other clubs and started playing almost daily. Since then I've hit balls or played at least 9 holes 6 out of 7 days and focused on trying to find consistency. I've always had a strong but inconsistent grip so I went more neutral, slowed down my swing, and tried to become a golfer that focuses on consistency over distance. About a week ago I got tired of my neutral grip / swing, mainly because I wasn't seeing a decrease in average score and my shots were improving but only about 70% of the time, and the 30% were slicing worse than I've ever seen before in my life. I felt better about knowing that I was swinging more consistently but I felt I wasn't swinging the way I should be. I had a fade but it wasn't repeatable enough to play as a fade. I started hitting about 200 range balls a day last week testing out a stronger grip and I started seeing results that were more consistent with how I've swung before (lower but straighter on mishits) and then a few days ago it just clicked. My hands weren't in sync with each other and I started trying out an interlocking grip. Since then I had one range session that was an abomination (the first one) every one since then has been 100+ balls each (more than once more per day) and I've been hitting the ball so long and so consistent that I'm super timid about the results. 1. I line my body and club up straight at the target and my ball has a consistent fade that lands closer than ever before. 2. I'm swinging slower on the backswing and using an interlocking grip but only until I hit the top, and then just swinging through. 3. When I finish my swing I find that my club feels like it ended up perfectly and even when I mishit I'm hitting it almost exactly where I was aiming where before this could have been 100yds off target due to slice. The problem is that I'm hitting farther than I ever imagined. I am about 6'0 and 205 lbs and I'm hitting like Bubba at the moment based on having someone at the range with a range finder verifying distances. *But those distances are more accurate and consistent than ever* ex. - PW- 150+ 9I - 160-165 7I - 200-210 5I - 225+ Driver - Hitting the top of the net on a 240yd range with about 40yd tall net I was previously swinging much slower but with this new grip and my comfort in the swing I feel like I'm swinging too hard but I'm hitting more consistent than I have in my life, even though I've added at least 25 yards to each club. Should I be worried or should I embrace it? I'm typically a bogey to double-bogey golfer mainly due to tee shots and over-thinking them so I'm wanting to embrace the new found distance and thought process but it's got me worried.
  24. Steven001

    My Swing (Steven001)

    I've been Playing Golf for: On and off for about 9 years. I haven't played consistently for about 5 years and not at all for the last two. I've got the bug again and I've played 4 rounds in the last month. My current handicap index or average score is: I would estimate around 20 My typical ball flight is: To the right/occasional pull The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Slice! With the occasional pull to the left. I think I struggle to "release" the club properly prior to impact and come slightly over the top. I can also see that my right elbow is fairly bent which I'm guessing is causing my club face to be open at impact? I'm hoping someone will be able to give me some tips or advice on how to correct my bad habit! Videos:
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