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Recently, all of my iron shots are going to the right. I'm not talking fade or slice, just a pretty good flight off to the right. Until I work this out, I have been staying with 7i, 9i, and PW on the range, and all of those clubs are affected. I'm right-handed, and if 12:00 is the target, balls are going directly to about 1:30 or 2:00. It's driving me crazy. I'm still a high handicapper, but this is a new problem for me somewhat recently. I sometimes feel as though I am getting my body too far forward before contact and try to hang back, which helps a little, but it's still going right. I also thought about ball position, but I used to hit them straight with these clubs with the ball in the middle of my stance, so I'm thinking that's not the problem. I had lessons last year that had me hitting 'em straight with even an occasional draw, especially with these high-lofted irons.

I plan to get some more lessons when some more $ comes available, but any suggestions in the meantime? Any advice or drills to try? Thanks.
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Aim left, say 10:00-10:30. :friends:

 

One possibility is that you're not timing your release properly (or alternatively not playing shafts that are stiff enough). Your iron lies could be a little flat too, which could be a factor. If you've got a relatively consistent swing, get yourself fitted and make sure your equipment is right for you (great excuse to buy some new stuff, or just get your current setup adjusted/reshafted). If you are consistently hitting to 1:30-2:00, then equipment is the easiest fix. Otherwise, a couple lessons could get you sorted out proper-like. Good Luck.

 

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Wait a minute...

 

Sitting here at my desk, I was going over my swing mentally and thought more about my grip. I also read some more posts. Recently I have been messing with my grip, trying to get the club more in my fingers than palms. In the process, I realize that I had both v's between my thumbs and fingers pointed to my right shoulder, causing my left wrist to bend back, therefore, not being inline with my forearm. Could this be the issue?

 

My instructor and I have been over grip before, but after the winter layoff and playing sparingly this spring, it's easy for a hack like me to get off track. I've read about a stiff left wrist. Any thoughts on this?

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