Going Left, Pulling – Why?

Q – When I work with your lessons, I am not sure what I’m doing wrong, but I’m getting a lot of pulls and pull hooks. Any thoughts? Thanks.

A – You may not believe it now, but that is a good thing. It means you are turning (great! what we want) but, at the same time you are allowing your hands to “Flip” the club face at the ball. Flipping the club face was your old source of power. It is not needed when you turn. It makes the ball go left because you are closing the club face when you flip. Practice with easy 40 yd shots, be totally aware of any grip pressure changes during the swing. You want “CONSTANT GRIP PRESSURE.” You want to feel that your body turn can control impact. Impact is not a moment where you need to do something, it is a continuum, meaning it is where the ball gets in the way of your turn as your body keeps rotating to the finish. The only thing that messes this up is THE HANDS, trying to help. The more you keep them passive, the more the Large Muscles take over and the more consistent you will become… please let me know how you are doing. Here is a new video I just put up that addresses this move… notice the slow motion at the end uses body roation, NOT HANDS …talk soon… Ross