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Any super steep transition “handle pullers” successfully gotten rid of that move?


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Quick background - was scratch by 18, played D2 level in college. For some unknown reason I wanted to chase more lag between my sophomore and junior year so spent the whole summer hitting 200+ balls a day while “lagging” inside a shaft which was behind me down the line. The result was the nastiest steep transition that became ingrained and ruined the second half of my college playing days. Almost 20 years later, (38 now) and it’s still the same. I’ve paid instructors, bought training aids, did a few online lessons with Monte, taken months to do nothing but slow motion swings and drills, etc. I can shallow it out if I get a rhythm going in practice, and the shots are absolutely beautiful like when I was playing my best golf. But inevitably, and without exception, when I get out on the course it’s the nastiest handle pulling motion you’ve ever seen. Every instinct in my body says that’s the only way to hit a golf ball. 
 

I’ve even just dropped my course membership and joined at a quiet par 3 course so I can start doing some swing work with targets and keeping a score to see if that does anything.

 

Through all this I still carry a 9 hcp just due to my hand/eye coordination still being good enough to manage my ball around the course, but I know good golf is still in me somewhere.

 

So back to my original question, have any handle pullers actually gotten over this move? I’m willing to spend whatever money at this point. After 20 years I feel like I’m doomed to mediocre golf forever. 

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The answer is in your post.  You spent a whole summer hitting 200+ balls a day ingraining that pattern.  It will take as much to retrain it.

 

Its now become your default pattern for speed, so nearly all of your reps need to be half shots to over come it.  Then add speed a little at a time.

 

Here is a guy from yesterday and today at my Dallas school from the new PGA center.

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I can get too steep on the down swing as well if I'm not careful.  Ok for irons but death for other clubs.  I almost feel like I have to cast the club in order to shallow out.

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