New member looking for where best to start

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New member looking for where best to start  

  By: Matt P on Dec. 14, 2021, 12:22 p.m.

The swings attached are with a 7 iron. I’ve been on trackman before and averaged 94mph clubhead speed with a 7 iron and then a comparatively woeful 105mph driver chs. Also 95% of my shots on trackman and on course are pulls, often pull hooks that I can’t even aim far enough right to offset!

I know I get steep and with a previous instructor I have shallowed it in the past but their way of getting me to shallow was to feel like I looped my hands. So outside the shaft line at the top and then looping the hands under. This just got my right elbow more behind me and the guy didn’t have a solution to that.

I can’t find the videos of me doing the hand loop move but the vids attached are the swing I went back to after that previous instructor didn’t really seem to know what he was doing

Any feedback, thoughts, pointers for most appropriate videos to start with would be very much appreciated

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Re: New member looking for where best to start  

  By: Tyler F on Dec. 16, 2021, 5:51 a.m.

Hi Matt,
Welcome to the program. I'm sure we can get to the bottom of your steep pull pattern (pun intended). When you analyze your own video, you'll want to look at some relevant checkpoints to see WHEN you are getting steep. I've attached a few screenshots to discuss

1st picture - the shaft angle is slightly steep, it looks like it's mostly coming from the left arm, but I don't think that fixes the major issue.

2nd picture - this is where the club really starts to look steep. It's more of a "steep at the bottom" scenario which almost always is wrapped around a lack of ulnar deviation. So some arm rotation earlier could help, it's the ulnar deviation we need to address

3rd picture - also a sign of low ulnar deviation (hands very low and can't see the lead arm above the right)

4th picture - not bad, but another sign of low ulnar deviation.

I would definitely start with some ulnar deviation/unhinge work down in the release and follow-through. Here's a couple of videos to get you started,

https://www.golfsmartacademy.com/golf-instruction/over-top-bottom/
https://www.golfsmartacademy.com/golf-instruction/two-checks-ulnar-deviation/
https://www.golfsmartacademy.com/golf-instruction/presetting-unhinge/

Tyler

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