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  1. I have a method I use to check for correct (centered) distance from my ball at address. First I take my stance making sure my clubface is level to the ground, then with out changing my wrist or arm angles I straighten up my back. When I do this I want the center of my clubface to raise level with the center point of my shoulders. If my clubface is below this level my ball placement is closer than centered and if my clubface raises above my shoulders my ball placement is farther away than centered. This works the same for me with every club.
  2. I have been practicing a method for controlling my draws, fades, hooks and slices. For practice I marked a ball with a blue "target" line, two red lines 12 degrees in to out and out to in and two brown lines a whopping 45 degrees in to out and out to in. For a draw I first line up my shot to my target line (lets say right of a tree) remembering this line is important as I want to make contact with the ball on the blue line. Next I close my clubface 12 degrees to square it up with the red out to in swing path line. Now when I swing on the red 12 degree in to out swing path line instead of me na
  3. Open club face, fairly steep, good speed, leading edge first a inch or two behind the ball then use the bounce to glide under the ball.
  4. Better off using a composite or pvc trim board. Pvc tubing can be quite hard/dangerous to cut a slot into.
  5. Yes I see players set up with the ball back in their stance and get steep all the time. Taking their normal swing (arc). Done properly you have to adjust (control) your swing arc a little farther / wider to your right in order to stay shallow and pin point your flight.
  6. For hitting a low punch or a low full shot I have found it very help full to match up my club face to my ball at address to the height angle I need to keep under an obstruction and above the ground. This helps by showing me exactly where my hands need to be at impact and how far to place my ball back in order to keep my hands from being to far forward and out of my comfort area for impact.
  7. Sure I'll try. With a club in my hand demonstrating, it seams simple. Try this take your set up position behind a ball with a iron left hand only, now turn and rotate your left arm out clockwise 90 degrees (six to nine on a clock). Do this in a manner so your club face center stays in place as a axis point, the toe turning in and the heal turning out. Now if you add your right hand grip from this position and turn your shoulders back you should find your self in close to a perfect back swing position. It works the same in the swing, the golf face center stays on (creates) the swing plane while
  8. Not quite. We all set up square, turn and rotate our lead arm clock wise going back (righties) and then back to square for contact. I'm just saying the club face center is the axis point for the turn of the club face.
  9. I knew a fellow golfer who hit almost every shot off the toe of his club. Turned out he had the misconception that the axis of the club face opening and closing in the swing was at the shaft (heel) where in reality the club face axis point going back is in the center, the toe turning in and the heel turning out. Vice versa turning back to square, toe turning out and the heel (shaft) turning in. Not sure if his swing plane was inside the ball centering his strike on that plane or on correct plane to the ball but with a pre contact fear of a hosel strike causing him to pull away.
  10. I play in a fun league where they have lift, clean and place through out the year. So if I need the extra yardage and/or practice for regular play, I love to give it a go with my driver especially from the higher first cut of the rough.
  11. IMO Your being laid off at the top is from over turning your lead (left) arm going back. Looking at your photo simply imagine your left arm/hand turning back counterclockwise a few degrees, your club face would raise and move inward to a proper plane with this back turn.
  12. I have found a good way to check and understand if your grip is strong, neutral or weak is by first squaring your club in the address position. Then gripping it with either hand, let your arm and club hang relaxed at your side if the clubface closes you have a strong grip if it stays square neutral and if your clubface opens you have a weak grip. A strong grip helps promote a in to out swing path and/or a quicker closing of the clubface for square contact. Neutral grip a straight swing path and square contact. While a weaker grip promotes a out to in swing path with a delayed closing of the cl
  13. If you truly are ambidextrous you may find your ability to golf right or left handed to be equal.
  14. I also think a over the top move changes the aim path of the swing to a out to in path. But I also think OTT is created by the aim of the hands/club shaft and not where they are. Just a guess but possibly you are starting your down swing with a OTT move and steering your swing to a in to out path for contact. May explain the open club face.
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