July 25, 2011

Driving Range – Fighting the Slices Again…

So, after posting three consecutive rounds in the low 80s, I’ve relapsed into some old habits. I’ve been slicing the ball like crazy and I can’t seem to figure out why. It’s frustrating as hell. My scores have been in upper 80s to the mid 90s, but I’m not hitting the ball well.

And I’m also fighting the YIPs with my putter. Just when I think I have things figured out, the bad things creep back into my game. Uggghhh. That’s golf I guess.

I’ve been going to range, and even recording my swing with my iphone, but I can’t seem to put a finger on the problem. I feel like I’m coming across the ball with the face open. I also noticed in the video that I’m taking the club back way to flat initially. My downswing is fine, which means that I’m correctly rerouting my club, but there’s still a lot of inconsistency due to the takeback.

I kinda found a “cure” for my driver…on the range, at least. Here’s the list:

  • hold club closer to body
  • ball position is a 5-6 inches off left heel
  • weight on left foot
  • closed stance (right foot slightly back)
  • look down target line by tilting head to the right on address??
  • make sure that my hands are in line with the club face and not in front of it
That’s about it.  My irons are still F’d up.  I’m not hitting them solidly, so they are going 10-20 shorter, and definitely slicing right.  I can play it, but it gets annoying after a little bit, or I’ll end up pulling the shit out of it on a shot or two.  I need to get this fixed.
I think I’m gonna bring out my SwingGyde to see if I can get this thing fixed….maybe I’ll look back at some old notes…

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