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Beware of the Phog!
Aug 26, 2004
Today i finally got out to the range, they just finished putting up all weather hitting stalls with lights and heaters, and mats where you stick your tees in the mat, not those awful rubber things, anyway, i seemed to have a good deal of trouble with pulling the ball w/ my irons,

i'm not positive how this was happening, i don't think i'm coming out to in with a square face, but, does anyone have tips for what they do when they start pulling



Well-Known Member
Aug 27, 2004
I can only tell you tips that works for me, even though it isn't worth anything (because I suck).
When I pull
1) I hit the ground with the heel before hitting the ball. Try hitting on a tee.
2) I release / roll my forearms too much. So I try releasing at the last moment. Or I do the same swing, but open the clubface more in the backswing.

Jeff Gallo

Swing Guru
Aug 26, 2004
case of the pulls huh?
try this:
Begin making practice swings, stopping at the top of your swing. Then notice the turn your shoulders and hips have made. Slowly begin your downswing while holding the turn of your hips, this allows you to realize the extent to which you are capable of swinging down inside.
Do this several times.
When you begin hitting balls remember this feeling. Your swing thought should be to hold your right hip (you are right handed right?) back as long as is comfortable in your downswing. This will keep you from swinging the club too high. It will keepthe club coming in from underneath your plane and keep the face open longer.

Hope this helps.


Shark skin shoes
Staff member
Aug 30, 2004
Canada Canada
Good advice Gallo. Very specific.

This exercise helps me when i feel that i'm "too quick" through the zone. Also known as a pull.

Let us know how you come along.

I bet the time off has something to do with it, too.



The golfer fka ST Champ
Aug 31, 2004
One thing I've caught myself doing when I'm pulling shots is coming out of the shot early. Not so early that I top the ball but just enough to send it left.

Try a slow motion practice swing and come out a little early on purpose. You'll see it sends the ball left everytime. I've even caught myself doing this on putts once in awhile.

Jeff's drill sound very good.


Beware of the Phog!
Aug 26, 2004
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alright guys, i've got the long irons worked out down to about the 7 iron, i still pull everything from the 8 iron down,

now what, i'll probly be going to the range tomorrow, i want to go with some thoughts in mind, i'll be taking a video camera, but its not one that i can post things on here so its purely for my advantage

again thanks, remember you're helping the -to be kansas state champion


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