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Title says it all, Anyone have some drills that I can use to get rid of the "Quacker" duck hook to the "LEFT" with my driver. My El-Natural ball blight is from right to left but more "pro-nounced" with the Driver. Let's hear it.....

 

If it wasn't for my iron play and short game Hula would be in some serious trouble......

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Title says it all, Anyone have some drills that I can use to get rid of the "Quacker" duck hook to the right with my driver. My El-Natural ball blight is from right to left but more "pro-nounced" with the Driver. Let's hear it.....

 

If it wasn't for my iron play and short game Hula would be in some serious trouble......

I've struggled with this forever. I put my bag just behind me, so I can't yank the club so far inside.

 

Do you also randomly hit a big push that never comes back?

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My Brutha from another Mutha.......

 

"Do you also randomly hit a big push that never comes back? "

 

I hit 3 of those Sunday. Out of the 6 drivers that I hit, I only "piped" one.....

 

Funny thing is that I can hit a Controlled High Cut all day long with my mid to long irons.

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I will be happy to help you, after the Texas Open.

 

Actually, I do not have any drills per se. But as I said in my response to the waggle thread, I have been working on a complete preshot routine to do before every swing. The hole purpose is to feel the club head moving on the correct path.

 

It starts with a trick to feel the club head. Hold the club by the head and swing it a couple of times making sure the swoosh is down where the ball would be.

 

Flip the club over now and do it again and you can really feel the head. Then I swing again and make sure the club is on the correct path, and then again to ensure the right tempo.

 

The step up to the ball and try to repeat the last swing and hit the ball.

 

I use a slight hip bump forward to trigger the swing.

 

This sounds like a lot but really it probably takes less than 20 seconds from start to finish. Certainly less time than looking for the ball in the woods.

 

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I will be happy to help you, after the Texas Open.

 

Actually, I do not have any drills per se. But as I said in my response to the waggle thread, I have been working on a complete preshot routine to do before every swing. The hole purpose is to feel the club head moving on the correct path.

 

It starts with a trick to feel the club head. Hold the club by the head and swing it a couple of times making sure the swoosh is down where the ball would be.

 

Flip the club over now and do it again and you can really feel the head. Then I swing again and make sure the club is on the correct path, and then again to ensure the right tempo.

 

The step up to the ball and try to repeat the last swing and hit the ball.

 

I use a slight hip bump forward to trigger the swing.

 

This sounds like a lot but really it probably takes less than 20 seconds from start to finish. Certainly less time than looking for the ball in the woods.

 

Going to give it a shot during a range session tomorrow. Speaking of the Texas Open. Can I get 10 a Side ?? :)

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About the big push and snap hooks.......I video'd myself on several driver swings and on the big pushes and snap hooks, I noticed something similar. I was starting my backswing by pushing my left shoulder out away from my body, before moving the club, which was effectively pointing my shoulders 50yds right of target, which resulted in me pushing it on that line or coming over the top to try to save it and hit the hard hook. I've been working the last few days to keep that shoulder back and I'm pounding it dead straight.

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With my snap hooks with the driver I've noticed that I just don't finish the swing. I get too tense and end up flipping at it.

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Got it figured out. Went to the club today and had a session with our PGA pro. Filmed my takeaway and saw that my shoulders were parallel to the ground and my right hand was a tad bit under my left hand. Made the adjustment, BOOM

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Got it figured out. Went to the club today and had a session with our PGA pro. Filmed my takeaway and saw that my shoulders were parallel to the ground and my right hand was a tad bit under my left hand. Made the adjustment, BOOM

 

Funny how we always think its something major when its usually the simplest things

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I am curious how you hit a duck "hook" to the right as a right handed golfer? Wouldn't that be a slice, a duck hook and a high fade right are totally different shots, and I think would be different issues.

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I am curious how you hit a duck "hook" to the right as a right handed golfer? Wouldn't that be a slice, a duck hook and a high fade right are totally different shots, and I think would be different issues.

I figured he was left handed until the comment about his right hand under his left. Then I wasn't sure what to think.

 

Hula...are you right or left handed?

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I figured he was left handed until the comment about his right hand under his left. Then I wasn't sure what to think.

 

Hula...are you right or left handed?

 

My bad, should have read "Left". I am right handed. :)

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Have you ever considered getting an impact bag? You don't need to make big swings with it. even little quarter swings to help you feel the position that you're looking for.

 

I worked on it over the winter and found that it actually helped me a bit...more with short game stuff but the principles in golf are all the same.

 

I'd even consider looking at Bobby Clampett's book the impact zone. A different approach to the game and working on what the real concern should be...the moment of truth. Worked for me with my irons as well. The link is for a youtube video that I could watch over and over. You can get the book or order it at any book store.

Title says it all, Anyone have some drills that I can use to get rid of the "Quacker" duck hook to the "LEFT" with my driver. My El-Natural ball blight is from right to left but more "pro-nounced" with the Driver. Let's hear it.....

 

If it wasn't for my iron play and short game Hula would be in some serious trouble......

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It has been a long time since I have last posted anything on here, I normally just read and keep my mouth shut now a days.

 

It would not be possible for me to provide effective drills without knowing what swing-plane you have. Each swing plane method requires a different sequence and can not be mixed:

http://www.bargolfinstruction.blogspot.com/2012/01/guide-to-understanding-your-golf-swing.html

 

With that said, I think JBones was on the right track here. There is some conflict in sequence in your downswing / backswing resulting in improper positions. It ends up resulting in some kind of "save" move. I'll be honest here and i have said it before around this website what you FEEL and what is REAL are completely different things.

 

 

I would say a high percentage of time when you get the snap hook / push combo:

It is because the player will get "stuck" on the downswing. That would resulting in a "flip" of the head with the arms and hands trying to "save it"... you are late you hit a push, early you hit a big snap hook, it is hard to time.

 

 

Anyways, that is just my 2cents on the situation. Do you work with an instructor at all? It is a lot better to work with an individual and not confilct the ideas with other instructors, friends or opinions from people on a golf forum.

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JMiller I don't know why you don't comment more frequently but I've missed you.  Please don't hesitate to put in your two cents whenever!!!!! 

 

Mine is very simple and should apply regardless of swing plane or anything else really - go to the practice range and hit cuts - keeping hitting cuts until you can cut the ball at will and then hit your normal shot - that often times will reset the old computer in the brain.

 

I've battled a duck hook my entire golfing life.

 

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JMiller I don't know why you don't comment more frequently but I've missed you.  Please don't hesitate to put in your two cents whenever!!!!!

 

RK, I apprecate your kind words of encouragement here.

 

However, I have some good reasons as to why I haven't posted a ton of content around the site. Those reasons are not something I want to share in this topic or publicly on this forum.

 

 

Back to the topic at hand sorry for the thread hi-jack

 

Good luck Hula, I hope you figure out what the issue is.

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Callaway MD5 Raw 51-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 55-13 X-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 59-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

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JMiller:

 

Thanks for the reply, I had to put the golf swing on the shelf for a little bit due to some left shoulder pain.  I hope to be back in the swing of things in another 2-3 weeks.  

 

PS.

X2 on your hiatus,  you have some great input on the golf swing, one of few that I take seriousely.  Hope to see you post more in the future.

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It has been a long time since I have last posted anything on here, I normally just read and keep my mouth shut now a days.

 

It would not be possible for me to provide effective drills without knowing what swing-plane you have. Each swing plane method requires a different sequence and can not be mixed:

http://www.bargolfinstruction.blogspot.com/2012/01/guide-to-understanding-your-golf-swing.html

 

With that said, I think JBones was on the right track here. There is some conflict in sequence in your downswing / backswing resulting in improper positions. It ends up resulting in some kind of "save" move. I'll be honest here and i have said it before around this website what you FEEL and what is REAL are completely different things.

 

 

I would say a high percentage of time when you get the snap hook / push combo:

It is because the player will get "stuck" on the downswing. That would resulting in a "flip" of the head with the arms and hands trying to "save it"... you are late you hit a push, early you hit a big snap hook, it is hard to time.

 

 

Anyways, that is just my 2cents on the situation. Do you work with an instructor at all? It is a lot better to work with an individual and not confilct the ideas with other instructors, friends or opinions from people on a golf forum.

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