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So, I had a lesson the other day from my teaching pro, and he noticed I had worked my way into an open face at the top of my backswing. He got me to change to a closed face at the top which I have no problem doing by simply flattening my left wrist some. The problem comes in my downswing/release thru impact zone. Because I had been playing with an open face at the top, I was releasing in a way to try to shut the face. Now, I need help with how to release. My pro tells me to try to hit or feel like I am hitting closed faced fades. Any ideas, suggestions, or drills that will help? I am able to make the change with 8 iron down with an occasional hard draw, but with longer clubs and especially driver, the dreaded hook or duck hook is coming into play which scares the crap out of me.

 

The driver is a major problem right now as 8 out of 10 are hard low and left shots.

Just to add, on Trackman my path is inside to out and about 2 to 1 path to clubface.

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Your instructor should be able to give you some pointers - why not just shoot him a message and ask the same question here?

 

As for my $0.02, try practicing with a super exaggerated feel and then go back to your "new" position. If you're trying to feel a closed face at the top, try hit some shots doing to to the extreme, then when you go back to your new move it won't feel as funky.

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