Driver - Correcting Inside Out Path/Grip - Hook

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kjesnapskjesnaps Members  2WRX Points: 2Posts: 2 Starters
Joined:  edited May 7, 2019 in Swing Videos and Comments #1

Hey All,
Brand new here but come seeking advice! A little context - been playing "seriously" about 2 years. Don't have an official handicap but likely in the 13-15 range.

Biggest flaw in my golf game is consistency off the tee. I've had days where I'll consistently put it out 280-300 and find fairways, and on those days I generally sniff sub 80 rounds. But more often than not i'm hitting low hooks off the tee that dive hard to the left. I know my swing path is too far in to out but I'm having trouble diagnosing exactly where that is coming from. I have a very strong grip that I've been trying to neutralize a tad and it's lead to a few slices on the range which I've NEVER hit before. Obviously slices aren't good, but I view it as progress!

Video - Straight On Slow Mo:

Down the line (my classic hook in this one!):

Never had anyone try and help me with my swing so I'm very curious what you guys notice!




  • kjesnapskjesnaps Members  2WRX Points: 2Posts: 2 Starters
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    Any thoughts?!

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  • JkinluvJkinluv Members  45WRX Points: 28Posts: 45 Bunkers
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    Good posture and grip. I would turn the hips more in the back swing and turn them sooner in the downswing.

    Like the previous post said, eliminate the need to try and use your hands to turn the club over or square it. It is naturally square from the grip, just let the torso bring the club around etc.

  • JkinluvJkinluv Members  45WRX Points: 28Posts: 45 Bunkers
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    This one is in our forum too, check out the hip turn at full bs and then when he releases them on the ds.

  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CAMembers  624WRX Points: 772Posts: 624 Golden Tee
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    The biggest issue I see right off the bat is your grip. I'm all for a strong grip but to mine eyes, yours is WAY too strong. You're kind of robbing yourself of distance for one as you wouldn't be able to fully release through the ball without sending it - as you described - diving dead left. Only if your timing is impeccable will that NOT happen but even then you're having to hold back through the ball to avoid completely shutting the face.

    Otherwise, your setup looks great and you start a good turn but your hips never seem to go with it as Jk says. They clear just enough coming through but I know when I hit my miss - a big pull hook - it's always because my hips didn't get out of the way.

    But the first suggestion I'd have is to weaken your grip a bit. Because it's gonna be a rare occasion you arrive at the ball with anything but a closed clubface.


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    I agree. I had a pull hook problem and my coach has me go with a 1.5 2 knuckle grip to help with that. First swing after was amazing.

  • Go_TimeGo_Time Members  2585WRX Points: 311Posts: 2,585 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited May 24, 2019 #7

    Your grip is beyond out of control strong. I'm not sure it's possible that it be 'strong grip' standards you are well past strong particularly with your lower hand. I don't think you need to weaken your trip a "tad" you need to play with a neutral grip, period. What do you mean you're trying to neutralize it? You're either doing it or you're not, grip is a static component of set up. Put your left thumb on top of the grip label, and your right thumb on the right edge of the label.

    Who told you that your swing path is too far in-to-out? Slicing with an In to out path and a strong grip, even neutralized a tad, does not compute.


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