You apparently haven't seen my swing. Seriously though...slow down, watch the ball, and follow through. I have a bad slice because I stay back on my right foot. I picked it up from playing softball where I do the same thing to hit it towards right field. It took a while but I overcame the slice and have now picked up a hook. It's a never nding chore to refine the swing. Good luck and just go hit a couple of buckets of balls at the range.
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COrocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1799 times:
Golf is one of those games that you can practice all day long and not get any better if you don't know what you are doing wrong. You might start getting more distance on your slice though - if you can call that an improvement.
AC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1773 times:
This is the order:
I assume you've probably got the first two down, so we'll talk about your swing. The most imprtant thing to remember is to rotate around your spine. You'll be bending over a little in your stance, and that's the axis you want to follow. Keep your left arm straight, your eyes on the ball, your feet planted until the follow-through. Make sure that on your backswing, your arms are far enough ahead of you to be in line with the ball.
Yes I know it's a lot of information, but it's only scratching the surface. I would recommend a trip down to your local course. Sign up for a couple of lessons with a pro. It shouldn't cost that much, and it'll work wonders for your swing. Good luck!
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YeahitsK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1769 times:
As others have said there is no substitute for practice. Not just any practice, you need someone to teach you proper fundamentals so that you are practicing them. That means finding a good teacher, visiting them regularly, and practicing what they teach you in between. For putting, chipping, and pitch shots it can take years to develop "touch." If you don't practice, you won't get better.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1748 times:
Do what I do.....pop a cold one.....then hit the driving range.
I played a couple of weeks ago for the first time in like six months, my long irons were good, my short irons rocked, I putted decently, and drove like doo-doo. Turned a perfectly good 85 or so into a 95.
Tom at MSY
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