If we want to have one more quick thing here I think will really help with this, is my left arm as I’m coming through contact, is going to feel like it’s a little tighter to my body. The arms will start to release, the club head will rotate shut, and you'll miss and pull everything to the left. It's actually very inexpensive to have done. If I look at this from face on, let’s imagine I’m going toward the camera, my shoulders are staying into the tilt. I haven't hit my 7 wood in months and only use my 5 wood for tee shots on a couple holes. I decided to build them at all the same swing weight and they ended up at D5, except the SW which I beefed up to D9 with tip weighting. Wise man you are grasshopper!I have complete faith you'll get those sensicores out soon:). But I'll let you watch this ONE video today only... because I can already tell I'm going to like you ! I hope they play more consistent too. Wesley - Here's what I do when I find myself pulling shots. A regular pulled shot doesn’t curve in mid-air; that’s an even more serious problem with more mechanics involved. I'll let you know when they arrive. I want you to tilt your right shoulder into your body, into your side. When a right-handed golfer’s tee shot curves to far to the left, the shot is described as a “hook.” This shot typically occurs when the club head moves across the ball from left to right, imparting side-spin on the ball. What that means is number one, my face is closed. Or in other words, the clubface must not be perpendicular to the direction of the club at impact in order to produce some side spin.Specifically and for a There, I’ve stayed in my posture, even over did that one a little bit, made sure I came a little bit more out to the right, inside out. Now, if you’re hitting a golf ball with the face square, with a club moving to the left, you will hit the ball straight to the left. I'm sure many do concur but It just doesn't seem worth it for some beguiling reason. Only other wood is my Doc built driver, and I sold my original Cobra Driver. When I concentrate on having my belt buckle pointing to the target at the finish, I hit the ball much straighter. Anyway, they seem to be more consistent on the bench. How to Get It BackPublished: Dec 1st Get Access Now! The drive then goes nicely down the fairway. Drill to Stop Topping #1: The Still Head Drill. It can definitely make a difference in how we set up. On the other hand, if you put the ball well back, your shoulder line tends to close. Practice these to make sure you don’t top the ball anymore. I agree that grip size has less impact on tendencies than many say. If you can't view the YouTube video above try CLICKING HERE. I'm of the camp that believe grip size does not alter ball path as some others claim. That’s only going to be the feeling, it’s not actually happening, but that’s going to be a great feel for you to have if you’re using that right shoulder properly. A pulled golf shot is one that beelines off the tee to the left like a hard-hit line drive to left field. Simple put in the words 'dominant eye'. These were the first steel shafts I've worked with since obtaining my new tools. This will ensure you hit the ball with the necessary downward strike. I hear what you're saying, and agree it's highly possible. That suggests that before that he was not pulling shots. Watch this video now to find out what’s causing you to pull your shots... And get a great “trick” to get your club on the correct path! Then align feet square and finally add the other hand and prepare to swing. Please sign in to comment What I observed might be some of the reason the Pro's stick with steel in their irons. To fix this, you’ll see a quick drill that’ll help keep your right shoulder closer to your body. Over a period of years, who knows how off clubs may become depending on how often one plays. Try to feel that your right shoulder is back of and lower than your left. Probably one of the most dreaded shots a professional can hit is the pull. Even setting up a putting line with the arrows on the ball are impacted by the dominant eye. "Don, all of a sudden every one of my iron shots pulls left? [Vault] SH063. 2) Ball Position. This Simple Move Will Transform Your Golf Swing, [Vault] SH063. I may also get the ones you did for my tinkering and try them with the sensicores and my old Maltby sticks. So, that’s called ‘a pool hook’. When I pull, my belt buckle is usually pointing right of target. Body alignment: The feet, hips and shoulders are aiming too far left. Now that I’ve addressed all the issues with topping the golf ball, in this section, I’ll give you some drills to stop topping golf ball. Sorry, but I didn't take any pictures. Submit Ticket. The same grip on an iron would encourage a pull/hook when there is no tendency to fade. support@topspeedgolf.com Then, you’ll learn what exactly is causing you to pull the ball. Golf Ball Position in Relation to Body. I check and adjust mine at least once a year. One of the things that’s happening, I’ll go over one of the keys we need to do correctly to stop pulling, and I’ll also go over what’s causing the pull in general. Has Your Driver Swing Left You? Iron vs Driver Setup BasicsPublished: Dec 8th Get Access Now! In my case, I have a tendency to get a bit lazy, and not turn my body toward the target all the way. While you could be aiming left, sometimes you might be aiming 10-30 yards right and pulling the ball back toward the target. You can see how that allows me to get this right shoulder moving squarely through the ball, the hand to move through the ball, and I’m going to be going pretty straight. Another reason for open shoulder alignment is incorrect ball position. If I do get new ones, I will have Doc make them.I also picked up a 3 hybrid Cobra Baffler to match my 4 & 5. I am guessing most righties are left eye dominant. Blugolds, we have actually discussed the dominant eye and how the eyes can fool us several times in the past and you make some helpful points in your comments. I LIKE these clubs. While anyone but accomplished Tour players could benefit from my instruction... ...Our typical member desires to get down to a near scratch handicap... ...Is tired of all the "quick fix" junk in the market... ...And also doesn't want to be overwhelmed with every detail on the planet. Help!!". Fine to talk about set up as an ongoing issue but why is no one talking about the cause of the set up issue. Instead of pulling the golf ball you’re actually hitting it dead straight. So, that causes the golf club to swing to the left. If the face is even more closed, you will hit it left, and then it will spin even further left. Also, setting open stance with an iron might cause a pull if the shoulders are set the same as the feet. How to Hit the Ball Then the Turf With Your Irons | Magic DrillPublished: Dec 29th Get Access Now! If I’m pulling the ball, first off, a pull is when your ball starts to the left, and then doesn’t really curve much either way. Amateurs try all sorts of things to fix their hook; “keep your head down” “keep that left arm straight” “start down with the hips” The parts make a nice looking iron, so hopefully the field testing will concur. If I'm going left it is always one of those two things. SS003. I have always had that need or curiosity to see how something actually works, internally that is. What that means is number one, my face is closed. How to Hit the Ball Then the Turf With Your Irons | Magic Drill, [Vault] C072. Ball position: The ball may be too far forward in the stance causing the shoulders to aim left. After you’ve done a few of those, we can go ahead and start that out, start trying that out, coming all the way on through. Even by pick out a spot in front of the ball for alignment, I invariably set up closed. If you find that a change in grip size alters your hand placement, then all you need do is adjust your hands. Russ, any combination of these factors could be causing your problem, but if your irons are relatively new, I would really check out the amount of offset they have before tinkering with anything else in your swing. I was going to wait until I got the new set of Project X Rifle 5.0's.http://www.pxshaft.com/pxshaft/projectx.aspThey are available for a reasonable price on e-bay but I can't currently justify buying them. Has Your Driver Swing Left You? My guess is that his grip is set up as 'strong' for the driver and as such off-sets a tendency to fade. It's really not much fun to hit a great drive and then pull a 7-iron into the bunker on the left side of the green. How to Get It Back, SS004. BTW, it has been observed that many amatures actually suffer a more common push/slice because of lies that are too flat. You take dead aim at the flag, but after you hit your shot you look up and see the ball heading left of the green with its left blinker on. Michael Breed shows you how to stop your swing from pulling with the perfect drill! The way I occasionally bang mine up on our muni and out of tough lies some may end up slightly flatter and others slightly upright. The golf ball should now be in the center of your stance. You get up, maybe you’re in the middle of the fairway, you come over the top, pull it into the bunker left. 2) Pick a spot approximately 1 ft. in fron of ball on that line. [Vault] G114. A good way to feel this, stand straight up and down. One of the best feelings in golf is to hit a monster drive within wedge range — especially when your buddies have 7-irons in their hands back behind you — so you can actually attack the pin. Surprised you didn't mention lie angle, which is probably more critical with irons than it is with woods. Just think of how much fun it will be having them as part of the community. I decided to switch back to steel shafts with my irons. Try to put the ball back. As Doc said a couple of months back, price and quality are not especially connected. My right eye takes over. Membership Signup: To check alignment, use two alignment rods or clubs to make sure you are setting up square to the target. Can you tell us a little more about the 'red' irons? Clicking the button above means I protect your email, and you accept my Terms of Use. Do you have pictures? Learn what's correct based on the physics of the golf swing and your anatomy. Now, the moments we call “just before the low point,” “at the low point,” and “just past the low point” are all a fraction of a second apart. Will see how it plays out in dogfight tomorrow.I am contemplating new irons but have been really happy with overall performance from my graphite shafts. [Vault] G113. That’s allowing me to stay in the tilt. Note that where the ball goes is always a combination of swing path and clubface position. Oh details, details please!Tinker on:). In this video you'll learn what determines the bottom of your swing arc so that you can hit crisp iron shots every time and stop chunking the ball or topping it. Now the second piece is, my ball is going to curve away from the path. This is putting your club on an out-to-in path. The #1 Golf Chipping MethodPublished: Dec 15th Get Access Now! Earlier this summer, Russ Bamber, wrote to me asking for help with a problem that I don't hear of all that often. I ordered a 12" set of Steel Tweezers to see if they will work. It doesn’t get any more frustrating than that, for sure. Even brand new and especially off the shelf you can bet several of the iron lies (and lofts) are off of what they are said to be. [Vault] C073. I have tinkering in my blood. I'll play with them this afternoon/evening with a small bucket before. Anyhow I am always glad to see a fellow golfer reminding us about lie angles because I am convinced that it is unfortunately considered a less important factor by most golfers. Copyright © 2015–2020 TopSpeedGolf.com | About | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Contact Us. What RM says below is very helpful information. You and your hands will be much happier. The only difference between them and Russ is that over the years, these two Dutch students have adapted their game to compensate for a pull swing and so the problem is not as noticeable. That is a strong vote for reconsidering light steel. Seems to be an easy fix that no one addrresses. Guess it can vary from golfer to golfer. A reason that it may not be lies in the cause of Russ is that in his question to Surge he says that "all of the sudden" he was hitting pulls with his irons. Thank you so much and keep up the excellent work, Mr. Clay. Aim: Clubface not normally a factor. You are the best instructor I’ve ever seen both in golf and tennis. Players hitting shanks tend to put the ball too far forward. This is the fourth article in our ten of the best golf swing tips for beginners series.. For a right-hander, the pull is a shot that starts straight left and stays left (Fig.1). Click HERE for more Golf Fix content. How to Hit into the WindPublished: Jan 14th Get Access Now! It's important that you have your right shoulder (rear shoulder) a bit behind your left shoulder if you are pulling the ball. For a shot to produce a lot of side spin the clubface must hit the ball with an angle that is anything but square to the club path. I’m going to do about 50 or 60 practice drills pausing, making sure that I’m in the right position, making sure that right shoulder’s working kind of in. You'll see Don do this in the dozens of alignment videos he's made for us.One thing is for sure our eyes can fool us and that is why I set up from behind before walking in and the don't look up any more and shuffle out of the correct lines after set up but simple trust the club and fire away.BTW there are several discussions on the dominant eye found here.Learn to use the search tool on the top, right of this page found under 'logout'. Any correction you make to your golf swing should have proper club fact contact as its ultimate objective. 1 Or you’re on the tee box, even worse. What about Nick Faldo and Nick Price from 30 years ago? Support and Feedback: Keep in mind that sensicore inserts are very hard to remove. If you are right-handed, you are pulling the ball or pulling the shot; if you are left-handed, you are pushing the ball or pushing the shot. Step your trail foot away from the target by an equal distance. PS: I realize that you Were talking about hand placement and not grip size, so this is just a so so plug for the use of larger and more comfortable grips, and not adversarial to your post in any way. Then I’m going to start out with some nice, easy shots, just going about 60, 70 percent. The lie angle, I've been told, can affect direction. When you are pulling you are swinging across the target line and with a clubface that is closed to your target line. What am I doing wrong???? First, you’ll get a recap of what you’re doing with your club path and club face to hit these pulls. My hips are working back this way out of the way, my shoulders are staying in their posture as I get the release. We’ll talk about cuts and hooks later, but for now, let’s talk about left-side misfires in general. One thing that surprised me was the more consistency of spines and FLO of steel over the graphite. Choose your grips for comfort and adjust your hands accordingly. With 7-iron, put the ball one to two ball length left of center. Then I’m going to go ahead and do 50 or 60 practice swings without any pauses, nice fluid motion. Short irons are easier to pull for a few reasons. Wouldn't go back to it.I like yours and Doc's explanations and talks on club building, but after retiring from working on cars for over 40 years, I don't really care to build anything, at least not yet.Fairways and greens. Interesting how you use the non dominant eye.Another aid in alignment is to come into the ball with the club in the dominant hand only therefore walking in slightly facing and open to the target as we then settle in with the club face first square to the target and the spot just in front of the ball(and or behind as the case may be). Ohio!!!!!!!! If you look at the right side of my body, my right shoulder is working into my side. Many golfers set closed with longer clubs and open with irons, so the open set wouldn't affect the driver swings. A big problem that causes you to pull is your right shoulder coming up and over in the downswing. So it’s not hooking, it’s not slicing, we’re just pulling it straight to the left. Good luck to you guys, work on those keys, get your reps in. I can still slice, hook, fade and draw, the ball regardless of grip size. membership@topspeedgolf.com That immediately sets up for a closed look, even though we think we are square. So since it’s not getting a lot of curve, it means that the path and the face are pretty much going the same direction. So it is more likely it is one of the other flaws that Don mentions and Mike alludes to in his comment. Generally pulls are the result of swing flaw such as alignment , coming over the top with a closed face at impact etc. Another 2 cents worth. SS004. If you have a swing flaw, it makes no sense to me to introduce another flaw to counterbalance the effect of the first. Upper Body Rotation. Stance: If the stance is too narrow the shoulders will dominate the forward swing. Well that's what happens to me. With a straight ball flight. 1-888-730-7557 ext. With the newer colors (RED), light weight irons, their appearance is close to graphite. The pull hook is one of golf’s most devastating maladies because on top of the misdirection, a ball hit with right-to-left sidespin will run for days; plus, pull hooks fly low, so they roll even farther. Hopefully well. This can also happen if you steepen the descent of the club head and end up hitting down on the ball. So I’m coming over the top slightly, doesn’t have to be a ton, my face is closing down, and I’m getting that straight pull to the left. et. I'm still working on the how. A strong grip is by far the most common error I see with players who curve the ball too much from right to left. On a 120 yard shot I will often be up to about 20 yards left of target about 70 percent of the time. If you just pull your left arm down from the top, as many golfers do, you have to do something else at the last millisecond to square the clubface—or it's Slice City. Start out practicing some swings at roughly 60% of your normal speed, then progress up to hitting full speed shots. Now we can see the left arm is coming up at that point. Golfers who have developed a problem with pushing the ball down the right side of the fairway and into the rough often overcompensate by pulling the ball to the left. 3) Imagine the back of my left hand travelling over that point in the follow through. Really growing to be the best golf instruction anyway, and trust me I’ve listened to them all…, Thanks heaps Clay, you just gave me the missing piece to my golf swing…. Make sure you're square at address and starting your downswing from the ground up (not letting you arms and hands takeover). The trick of this is, all you need to do is when you get to the top of the swing, is keep these arms passive through impact and get these shoulders rotating through, but let the arms lag behind the body rather than releasing hard with the arms. Many have never had them checked, ever. In other words, a case of the pull hooks must be dealt with and defeated ASAP.. The dreaded golf hook – a ball that can start any direction, but curves dramatically to the left (for a right-hander) – often into the trees or out of bounds. If the swing follows the shoulders, the resultant shot would look like a pull. Once you have the ball centered in your stance, check your posture in relation to the ball. As my right shoulder works into my side in the downswing, that’s going to give me a position to where I can come squarely through the ball and have some forward shaft lean still compress this golf ball. So, Russ, here are three things that I would look at as possible causes of your swing problem. You must allow popups from this site for the link to work. Now I’m going to set up, I’m going to come into my downswing, my right shoulder’s working closer to my body. Yep! G114. Because my left shoulder’s working up, my left arm is kind of against my chest, and then as I come on through, both arms are going to go out away from my body and be nice and relaxed. Become a hero by telling your friends about our instruction! Golf Tip | How to Hit from an Uphill LiePublished: Jan 15th Get Access Now! I’m getting some right – what’s call right side bend – so I hit this ball, I’m staying in my posture, and now my shoulders are staying in their tilt as I’m coming on through. I'm using the same old heads, Callaway Fusion Hybrid style, with sensicore inserts and jumbo chamois grips. Most picka spot in front of the ball the way Jack Nicklaus taught and Surge recommends but others pick a spot behind or even both behind and in front. The #1 Golf Chipping Method, [Vault] G114. After 30yrs in mechanical maintenance at a Steel Mill, I still love taking things apart and putting them back together. Considering taking them completely apart and then rebuild them after flo/spining and adding the sensicores. Pulling the ball is usually a problem of overcompensation. So it’s not hooking, it’s not slicing, we’re just pulling it straight to the left. 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