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how do i hit straight drives

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by daz, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. daz

    daz Well-Known Member

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    on most of my drives i hit it straight and then it starts to fade off right. is there anything i could do to change this and is there any good drills icould do at practice.
     
  2. dave.

    dave. Well-Known Member

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    Could be loads of things,ask a pro in real life,not on the net.
     
  3. mont86

    mont86 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That sure takes the fun out of posting.:)
    But you do have a point, that is what I plan to do this winter at the indoor
    range.
     
  4. dave.

    dave. Well-Known Member

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    Rude or not,no one else could be bothered to reply until I did,so I wasn't as rude as the many who just ignored him.

    And anyway,succinct isn't rude,how on earth can you diagnose what to do with a fade over the net? Answers on a postcard.
     
  5. P_102

    P_102 Well-Known Member

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    Lots of reasons for this but the most common would be a slightly open club face and a slight outside-in swing.

    Keep your right elbow in and get the cubface squared up at impact.

    P_102
     
  6. dave.

    dave. Well-Known Member

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    lol at Yorkshire gruffnes:) fair enough,I will take the point with grace

    that said,at least the guy now has a thread,he was facing 'noughter' disgrace,and the blow to his self confidence could have been catastrophic,so I will console myself that at the very least I have possibly saved one fellow tortured soul

    slice? oh yes,sounds like out to in with a clubface square to the target line,so I think its safe advice to work on stance,grip and posture first,then takeaway.
     
  7. Wheelerm

    Wheelerm GET IN THE HOLE!

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    You need to put a swing movie on here otherwise no one knows what is going on
     
  8. Maverick

    Maverick *mmuah*

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    just hit the ball from the inside..or if you quarter it, the part of the ball that's between 3 and 6 o'clock..I dunno..that's what I do.
     
  9. Boab Bruce

    Boab Bruce Fedaykin

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    Having a lesson is a good idea though all told.
    I was slicing a lot ( and still do :p) so I spent 30 mins with a local pro and we worked on a couple of things.I was addressing the ball with the club in my right hand which in turn was causing me to close my stance when I brought my left hand across to the club.This was causing me to aim more to the right than I thought I was, consequently I was compensating with my hands and opening the clubface causing the slice.Does that make sense???? anyway he spotted this after I hit about 3 balls.:cool:
    I was also not transferring my weight to my front foot (a reverse pivot also spotted by someone on this forum - see my swing movie in the picture section)
    So I am now addressing with my left hand on the club, my left foot slightly behind my right and practicing a little drill he told me to get my weight transfer correct.It cost me £14 for the lesson and has given me a couple of relatively minor adjustments to work on which I can already see are improving my consistency with straighter drives and more accurate iron shots.BTW the drill for getting weight to my front foot was to stand with both my legs together and hit a ball half backswing half follow through.
     
  10. Wheelerm

    Wheelerm GET IN THE HOLE!

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    Get a lesson off someone who knows
     

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