I haven’t been able to really work on my game in about 3-4 years. My swing has been all over the place and my scoring, etc. has fallen off as you’d expect. About 5 years ago I was hitting the ball a ton, but struggling to control it – lots of snap hooks and high pushes. In “fixing” this, I stopped releasing with my hands and lost about 20-40 yards of distance as a result. I also started casting more, and a variety of other issues crept in, while I was still too flat with my swing plane and collapsing my wrists at the top of my backswing.
When I looked at video of my swing last year, I was pretty amazed I was shooting the scores I was.
I haven’t been able to really work on my swing much this year either, but having looked at some video I took earlier in the year I have been working on making a few adjustments. The biggest one is to get my hands out in front and release them better, but I’m also trying to get the club more vertical in the backswing and avoid collapsing my wrists. It’s pretty amazing, my practice swings are perfect, but when the ball is there I fall back into my bad habits – and I can’t feel it at all.
Hopefully by this fall I’ll see some improvement.
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