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If you could pin point one major fault in your golf swing what would it be? And would fixing this fault maybe alleviate other major issues in your swing ?

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I know exactly mine. My top half moves left on backswing and right on downswing causing LOADS of thins, fats, pulls, snap hooks, block fades etc etc

When I dont do it the strikes are awesome, but rare.

I need a drill to stop it.

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My hands always seem to find their way inside during the backswing, then loop so I'm outside-in on my way through. It's much worse with the driver, so I have to be really deliberate on my take-away.

Some people who've seen my swing would probably tell you that my biggest fault is that I tried to take a swing in the first place.[emoji6]



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I'd have to say... not making enough/good shoulder turn in my backswing. Basically getting lazy. When I play like that my game suffers. I think it leads to quickness throughout.

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Not maintaining spine angle on downswing. It's not clear to me if that is caused by something else.

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Being very flat in my backswing. Worked on getting just a bit more vertical and my lack of hip turn seemed to go away and began to make good rotations. Stopped the left to left ball flight I was struggling with for a bit

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8 hours ago, Big money said:

If you could pin point one major fault in your golf swing what would it be? And would fixing this fault maybe alleviate other major issues in your swing ?

Great question!

Take-away. Man if I don't have it right, it throws everything off kilter. I've had several rounds where I'm just a moron for the first several holes and then...BING! Lightbulb comes on and "duh!" I have to have a shallow take-away with my hands coming back near my belt.

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My take away, it's too slow and I've found that if I speed it up just a but everything straightens out.

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Hard to pick just one haha. I'd say my tempo needs work. I'm a fast paced person in general and it leaks onto the golf course and it's hard for me to control.

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My take away, it's too slow and I've found that if I speed it up just a but everything straightens out.
Personally, I think your backswing speed is pretty good, but I get how things may feel different than they look.

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Where to begin... 

I'll start with my tendency to use my right arm too much and "cast" the club to early. I have switched to an overlap grip and really focused on "pulling" with my left arm to avoid casting. So far, my wrist flipping and snap hook have gone away. (mostly)

My second problem only happens rarely, but is generally the cause of my WTF days.  After my backswing, in my transistion, I drop the club way down and inside, that cause my weight to stay on my back foot, which leads to shanks and snap hooks. I don't know why this happens, but I'd love advice on how to stop it. 

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I have no idea. All this talk of sliding, wrist cock, shoulder turn, hands inside, early release, over rotations, under rotations weight on this or that foot...................... Do you guys really understand all this stuff and are able to diagnose it in your own swing? I suppose some of you more accomplished players that have played for 40+ years can figure some of this stuff out, but I seriously doubt that 98% of us on here can. Just my .02 cents.

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I forgot adding mine. I’ve always fought over the top. Took many a lesson from qualified pros who tackled the fault directly or indirectly (other forces before that cause it). Would work my tail off for hundreds upon hundreds of hours with the mirror- simulators - golf ranges - many drills. On the range ,  or with instructor I could accomplish their tasks almost every time. And would always be on a good plane. But once on the course. I was never able to implement their teachings and reverted back. Oddly it would always feel like my lesson or drill work. But the over top would always be there when on the course playing golf. Why? I have no idea. You would think all the countless hours of drills and work would show when it counts.

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Hips that sway rather than rotate - as I attempt to get behind the ball I forget to let that part work properly, from there I get stuck inside and hit blocks or snap hooks.

So long as I keep that hip turn going smoothly everything else pretty much falls into place.  If it's not right I need lots of other things to happen in order to hit a good shot.

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Silver and Black;

When  diagnosing ones swing, if your willing to listen the ball will tell you what you're doing wrong, if your willing to listen!!

That's how I figure out where my problems are , carefully watch the ball flight and you'll learn where in your swing you're having issues.

 

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12 minutes ago, LeftyHawk said:

Silver and Black;

When  diagnosing ones swing, if your willing to listen the ball will tell you what you're doing wrong, if your willing to listen!!

That's how I figure out where my problems are , carefully watch the ball flight and you'll learn where in your swing you're having issues.

 

Chris

Actually, no. IF you know what you're looking for, "maybe" you figure out what is causing the ball flight you don't like. I'm saying that 98% of us don't know what causes anything. Those of you that claim that you know what you're doing wrong don't need a professional  to diagnose your swing and what to do to fix it.

So....... there is a lot of talk/suggestions on here to take lessons/see your local pro to help you fix your problems. If most of you know what your problem is............... what's the problem?......... with fixing it?

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My biggest swing fault is getting to quick with my backswing. When that happens I always end up OTT. Slices with the driver and chunks with irons are my clear sign that I need to slow down.


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Too quick. When my timing is on I’m a golfer. When it’s off, my entire game is rubbish.


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