When I start playing inconsistently, I always go back to the fundamentals i.e left arm straight, keep eye on ball ect. Seems to always fix me. I feel like sometimes I tend to over exaggerate those things. When I see the ball come off the club head, That means I’m usually playing well. Last week head was down and I was seeing the ball, but I was hitting behind every shot. Can you keep your head down for to long? I’m pretty sure it was causing me to hit behind the ball.
Please help me to stop dipping at impact. I can't stop!
Try putting your feet closer together. I dip my shoulder too. If my feet are shoulder with or a little less helps me. Dipping also happens when you are trying to go down and after the ball. For instance for a long shot. If you slow it down and let the club do the work, it helps with dipping.
I don't know why you only feature low handicappers - they are few in the real world. Mid teens is still a good level and you would address many more if you concentrated there.
PENALTIES:I'll have games where I hit off the fairway into tall grass and loose my ball. PENALTY!! A couple of strokes a game because of poor eyesight penalties. Geeze! It then gets into my head and aggravates me through the game. How do I get around this psychological mess?
I am having difficulty in visualizing where the chip shot should land on the green. As I age need little longer chip shots and they are inconsistent which adds to my higher score. Please help.
I pull everything left dead pull left
OMG I know the feeling. "Over the top" swing. I look like Tiger Woods at the top of the backswing but I am IN the woods when I hit it.
Key focus point for me to cure this is to focus on keeping my hands close to my body on the downswing, keep your head down and swing through the ball.
Drill: Place a 2x4 about a foot in length along side the ball, about 3 inches away. If you swing "over the top" you will hit the end of the 2x4. Great incentive to "come at it from the inside" so as not to hit the 2x4 with your club head.
Standing up, thrusting hips forward/towards the ball during downswing, leading to topped shots or weak right hits. On a good day, just leads to inconsistency.
I have a bad habit of pulling my wedges left. I can hit most of my irons straight but when I get close to the green I always pull left ! It drives me crazy. How do I fix this?
You are pulling it by going "over the top" on your downswing. I know because I do it all the time! We get a little anxious on short shots 'cause we want to hit it close. Don't aim right - that's just a band-aid and doesn't correct the problem. Keep your head down and focus - "come at it from the inside" just like you'd hit a long iron.
aim right... seriously: I do the same thing, especially when it is in between clubs for distance. When I square up my stance, I get a better result
I have a tendency of not finishing my swing, more so with long irons and woods than short game. I often finish shoulder length and belt buckle never turned to the target.
I strike the ball correctly if I keep my head down an eyes on the ball.I have a bad habit of moving my head before I strike the ball and it causes a miss hit every time.I believe it’s from 35 years of playing baseball/softball and wanting to see where the ball is going? I took up golf in my 40’s and normally played in golf outings.I retired at 68 last year and now play about once a week weather permitting.I still haven’t broken 100 yet but I’m getting close.
Stay Safe thanks. Bruce