How do I stop cutting across the ball?
Posted 04 June 2009 - 01:52 PM
Stand feet together and make a few swings, now I'm not a teacher at all, and know nothing about why this helps me, but it forces me to be centered around my body and puts me back into a better plane. I think it keeps me from leaning forward in my swing and forces me to stay closer to my center to keep from being off balance.
Another thing would be to take a few swings with your right foot back a bit, seems to do the same thing by not allowing you to get your body out of balance toward the ball by making you keep your weight back on your heels a bit more.
Lastly, force yourself to keep max lag in your swing, that keeps me from casting over the top which I have a tendency to do when I get too aggressive and lose my tempo, think of swinging a wet noodle but dont let it catch up with your hands.
Posted 04 June 2009 - 02:05 PM
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Posted 04 June 2009 - 03:39 PM
Posted 05 June 2009 - 06:59 AM
Tried that in the back yard with about 20 shots from a 7 iron. Seemed to help out. I am going to the range tomorrow and will try some more.
Posted 06 June 2009 - 02:42 AM
Posted 06 June 2009 - 03:43 AM
Posted 06 June 2009 - 06:23 AM
Basically if your hitting shots (range) use a tee, take your normal address postion, then rasie the club maybe 6 to 10 inches above the ball and hover. Don't change your posture and stay soft/relaxed.
Now make your normal back swing from this start position and then on the down swing feel that you swing "under" your back swing plane line, your feel straight away that your coming from the inside. If you start to over do it to much you will feel a loop.
This is not the be all and end all of fixes for this type of problem but it will help and is very simple and easy.
As some other posts have said their is a lot of factors that can cause a cutting swing path so ideally you need to find the route cause for your swing.
Having said that ive found this drill or rehearsal has helped many players/students.
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