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I am currently in the process of transitioning from a very flat swing to something better and feel I have made a lot of ground. How I did it was first video where I was at. Then I started looking at my backswing in a mirror (behind me) to try and feel what I needed to do to take the club back on a better plane. For me the feel was two main things. Reaching higher with my hands on the way back and pointing my front shoulder directly at the ball when I got to the top. 

 

Whether either of those things were correct or what I was really doing, it helped me create a swing that looked much better than the flat thing I started with. Make sure to take videos frequently to monitor progress during your range sessions. 

 

Please take this advice with a grain of salt as I am certainly not any sort of teaching professional. Just a former baseball player who loves to golf. 

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14 hours ago, 70445 said:

Did yours look like this?  I know it’s hideous,but that’s what it is, bad knee and shoulder!

 

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Flat hip turn leads to a flat shoulder turn. Since you are maintaining the flex in your trail knee, your hips rotate very flat and you move off the ball, weight is shifting over to the outside of your right foot. The goal is to have the hips turn on an incline by using your knees correctly. Left knee should gain flex and move out straight over the left toes (vs kicking  in early towards the left knee) while the left knee loses flex. If done correctly it's going to feel like your right butt cheek is moving up and away from the ball, such that it's higher than the left. When your hips have the right tilt, getting your shoulders tilted correctly is much easier. Explained better by Monte

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CM0P8KrlOwz/

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4 hours ago, Krt22 said:

Flat hip turn leads to a flat shoulder turn. Since you are maintaining the flex in your trail knee, your hips rotate very flat and you move off the ball, weight is shifting over to the outside of your right foot. The goal is to have the hips turn on an incline by using your knees correctly. Left knee should gain flex and move out straight over the left toes (vs kicking  in early towards the left knee) while the left knee loses flex. If done correctly it's going to feel like your right butt cheek is moving up and away from the ball, such that it's higher than the left. When your hips have the right tilt, getting your shoulders tilted correctly is much easier. Explained better by Monte

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CM0P8KrlOwz/

 

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Thank you so much, it all makes sense.  Are there any practice drills or anything  I can practice on to get that move down?  I didn’t realize how flat my swing has become, and I know it’ll take a lot or practice to get it better.  Thank You for your instruction and taking the time to help a bad golfer!  I do appreciate it so much.

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