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WHAT DO I DO!!!
K, I usually hit it well and or/ fix my problems on the spot..but ive had a hook for about the past 2-3 weeks...I can't take it anymore...ANY SUGGESTIONS

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Your problem may not be the same as mine, but when I'm hooking the ball(which is my tendency) I am opening the clubface on the way back and have to close it hard by flipping through impact.

 

The drills I use to help this is to work on closing the clubface on the way back. I take a practice swing to waist level and check the clubface - the toe should be pointing to somewhere around 10-11 o'clock. Having the face angle mirror your spine angle at the halfway back point is another way to think of this. After that point I just rotate my shoulders to finish the turn. I work on this in a mirror constantly and it definitely helps.

 

In the picture you can see that Vijay's clubface is closed and pointing at about 1 o'clock(11 if your looking at it from Vijay's viewpoint). I used Vijay as an example because my left arm never gets above my right shoulder. I guess this is considered a "one plane" swing.

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iits the big sweeping right to left when it hooks, but i was searching the net on MILLIONS of sites, and i got a total of 6 things that i can do...havnt played since but im eager to get out!!!from the thing i read its my grip, cuz i went and swung and looked at my grip...my left hand it turned way to much left...so even when i do a great swing the thing comes through and im already closing the face bigtime...cant wait to get out and get back to normal

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If you are snap hooking the ball as you have to work on 2 things.

 

1. Your grip is too strong.

 

I say this because you have too much spin on the ball. If you are not trying to roll the wrists severely, it is a tell tale sign that your grip is too strong. A strong grip position means that when you look down at your left hand in your set up position, you will be seeing at least 3 knuckles and your right hand "V" will be pointed beyond your right shoulder.

 

A neutral grip position is when you look down at the left hand and see 2 knuckles and the right hand "V" is between your right ear and shoulder. Also, when you look down you should not see your left thumb because your right hand is covering it.

 

Now, if you look down and you do see 2 knuckles, but you still hit huge hooks you are moving your grip into a strong position just before you take the club back. This will be unnoticable to you but to an observer they will see you do it. For proof, just video tape yourself and you will see it move.

 

Neutralizing the grip is difficult because it's uncomfortable. Once you place your hands on the club, DO NOT move them in any way. This will not feel comfortable at first. You have to make the new grip feel comfortable by placing it on in this new position and hitting shots. After about 30 perfect repetitions it will start to feel okay.

 

2. You are sliding to start the downswing.

 

If your ball is starting way out to the right you are sliding through impact. If you couple this with the strong grip you get a snap hook. Too much lateral hip slide tilts your upper body (axis) to the right too much. If you tilt too much, you will have a severe inside-out swing path. The easiest way to feel your body turn is place a broken shaft, pointed end of an umbrella or the back of a chair 3"-4" inches off of your left hip. As you swing, miss the object off your left hip. If you turn more, your upper body will not tilt to the right as much and you will swing down the line.

 

Warning: Here's what is going to happen when you do this. First, as you fix your grip, you will push or push fade the ball out to the right. This is because you have reduced the spin by changing your grip but because your upper body is still tilted too much to the right it's making you swing severely inside-out. DO NOT give up after you see the ball fly to the right (the shot to the right is telling you that you fixed your grip - this is good). After you hit a few shots with the new grip (about 30 shots), then start working on turning your legs and hips as opposed to sliding them laterally to start the downswing. If you do, you will hit the ball perfectly.

 

All the best,

 

Paul Wilson

Creator - Swing Machine Golf

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Your A Genius, I've Gotten Back To My Old Form...Finally I Can Shoot In The 70's Again, A Little Late Cuz I Already Missed My School Golf Team..But Good Work, Thanks Alot

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