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Two Way Miss - Learn From The Curve

The two-way miss patterns are usually Block/hook, or pull/slice. To figure out which one you have, recognize that usually one of the two misses will have a MUCH GREATER curve than the other. That curve tells you which shot has a face that doesn't match the path and helps you figure out what pattern to correct.

Tags: Not Straight Enough, Draw vs Fade, Concept, Beginner

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This concept video is if you have a two-way miss, learn from the curve.

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So there are a couple different patterns that can create the two-way miss.

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But what I find, uh, stumps most people in correcting their two-way miss is they don't

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totally understand it.

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They don't know what's actually happening.

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So they think that they hit a big pole and then they think that they hit a big block.

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And while it is possible, especially if you have a very neutral path, if you have a path

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that's really straight down at the bottom, then it is possible to have your path shift

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from outside in and hit poles to inside out and hit blocks.

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But they're usually pretty subtle.

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So if you have a big two-way miss where you're hitting at 50 yards off line, then I'll

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challenge you to figure out which is your path tendency or you're coming more from the

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inside or you're coming more from the outside.

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If you're coming more from the inside, so let's say my club has more of a pattern where

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it's 6, 7, 8, maybe even 10 degrees inside out.

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Then the right shot is going to tend to go pretty straight because the club face will

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be there or slightly open and it's going to start way right because of the path.

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And where the face is pointing, related to the path, it's not going to have a whole lot

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of curve.

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This one, when it goes to the left, like if I think I hit a pole hook, that is going

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to have a pretty good amount of curve to it, especially compared to the block.

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So if it's curving a lot when it goes to the left, then there's a good chance I have

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more of the inside out pole hook, especially if I struggle more with fat thin combo.

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Now if I have a outside in, then typically the shot that goes off to the right is going

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to curve a bit more.

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Because this one, I've got the club coming this way, if the club face gets square,

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I'm going to tend to hit more of a low pole kind of like that, where if the club face

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is wide enough open so that it starts right of my target, then with that much path inside

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or outside in, you can see that that ball will have a fair amount of curve over to the

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This is going to have a very different solution for fixing the two way miss than this

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one is.

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So I'll always challenge my students to get to be a detective and figure out which one

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curves because it's rare that you can go from a block to a hook.

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Or sorry, it's rare that you can go from a block to a pole, just like it's rare to go from

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a hook to a slice.

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Usually you'll figure out which one is your path tendency and then you can work on either

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club face control or path control to dial it into a little bit more playable position.

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That will give you ultimately more consistency and more control of which way you're going

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to miss it on each shot.

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