Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:42 PM
Tell me about your swing. What do you notice? What's your 8 iron distance?
Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:55 PM
I do often hit the shorter irons fat, long irons thin.
My miss is a hook with long clubs, straight pull with short clubs.
My 8 iron is my 145 yard club and from there down on good days, deadly accurate.
Edited by Falker, 30 May 2018 - 07:56 PM.
Posted 31 May 2018 - 10:47 AM
On the back-swing, your left shoulder kind of circles around in a horizontal move, when it should be moving towards the ground a bit more on the takeaway. This will give your swing a little more vertical movement. (Sorry there's a lot of information)
On your downswing, you're coming a little up out of your posture and that is letting you come over the top and get through to the left. I have this issue as well sometimes and I try to focus on a strong base and staying in what feel like, but really isn't, a little squat position, all the way through the swing. If you stay in the posture, the club will have more of a tendency to drop into the slot and go down the target line.
It's hard to show pictures, lines and give help in general on these forum posts, but I'd suggest checking out this video. It should give you a few things to work on.
The club head should be more parallel with your target instead of pointing towards the sky.
The club head should be more in line with your hands at this point of the backswing, getting ready to go vertical and set.
It's too far behind you. Hands are rolled open a bit.
Hope this makes sense!
Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:53 PM
I didn't hit any pulls, all relatively on target, baby draws. What's the downside to continuing to do this?
Essentially what you've done is aimed to accommodate for the pull. You are still hitting a pretty big pull based on your body lines (not target line) What can start to happen, is that over time you may develop a bigger out to in swing and see the pull and slice come back, as you adjust to the new aiming.
Changing your swing permanently for the better will require A LOT of work and probably a paradigm shift in how you think about powering the swing and hitting the ball. This will be difficult to accomplish purely over the internet, but not impossible.
I'm happy to provide advice on things to change if you choose to go that route. Otherwise I recommend finding a good instructor that you can see face to face if you wish to change your swing.
If you decide not to change your swing, I'm sure there are a few things that you can do course management style to help cut a few strokes of your game here and there, or possibly something in short game/putting that you could look into as well
Let us know what you decide to do!
So glad I picked an outside activity...
Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:32 PM
My short irons are very accurate and I have trouble shaping any shots with them. Probably not a bad thing.
Iíve now basically completely eliminated the right side of the course. Itís very rare that Iíll hit a fade and when I do itís a very slight push fade. Nothing to complain about.
Even though Iím short I seem to be able to make a steep downswing work for me. Iím having trouble understanding why that might be bad long term.
I hit the ball reasonably long and have little trouble hitting greens in reg (statistically far better than someone of my handicap should).
To make a long story short: I want to eliminate the hooks and pulls. According to shot monitors Iím slightly closed to target at impact (.5-1.5 degrees). With my ball flight the club path must be in-to-out, sometimes significantly, causing the hook. If I worked on weakening my grip, would that not promote a more open face at impact straightening the shot to more of a push draw?
Is my reasoning flawed? Whatís stopping this swing from reaching scratch golf? (Excluding putting, right now thatís my worst...)
Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:54 PM
Mizuno JPX900 Forged irons
20-year old Mizuno 5 Wood
Balls: Z Star and Snell MTB Black
Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:36 PM
Strangely, I didn't take any divots. That's not normal for me. I'm not sure why that happened or if it will change as I get used to a weaker grip. I also noticed that my contact felt weaker although this could be because I was just picking them clean off the grass - maybe I'm a little low on the face *shrug*. I couldn't tell if it changed distance at all.
I'll play with it a bit, if it continues to work an eliminates the hook then I'll move onto the next thing.
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