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Help with early extension/forward shaft lean

 Northeastgolf12 ·  
Northeastgolf12Northeastgolf12 Members  12WRX Points: 9Posts: 12 Bunkers
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My swing likely has many issues but the one I’ve been trying to fix is my early extension leading to a lack of forward shaft lean at impact. I can’t for the life of me take a divot that starts at the ball (always starts before). I’ve watched about 100 videos on YouTube and tried many drills but can’t seem to fix it. I can get a semi-consistent contact with my early extension but my ball flight is typically very high and lacking distance. Any suggestions? Also feel free to point out anything else in my swing I should work on. Below are two slow-mo video from face on (sorry no down the line shots). thanks in advance for the help


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  • eagon06eagon06 Members  13WRX Points: 32Posts: 13 Bunkers
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    You need to create some lag and learn to start your downswing with your pelvic area rather than your arms. You sway instead of rotating around your spine also.

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  • BraxtonFullertonBraxtonFullerton Members  118WRX Points: 55Handicap: 21Posts: 118 Fairways
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    Keep your weight forward. 60/40 to start, 50/50 in your backswing. You load way too far back which causes your swaying. As Eagon said, your sequencing doesn't look great, stop looking up. You literally start your swing while moving your head to look back down at the ball, going to be tough to get consistent with that being your leading move.

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  • TheDeanAbidesTheDeanAbides Members  143WRX Points: 49Posts: 143 Fairways
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    Your pivot is all messed up, my friend. Watch this video to understand how to move correctly.


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  • Northeastgolf12Northeastgolf12 Members  12WRX Points: 9Posts: 12 Bunkers
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    Thanks for the help. I see that I am swaying but I am having a hard time correcting it. I feel like if I tell myself "don't let your hips sway" then I end up getting no rotation with them at all and tend to use my arms 100%. Also, what do you mean when you say that I load too far back? Does that mean I'm putting too much of my weight on my back foot (right foot) in the beginning of my backswing?

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  • BraxtonFullertonBraxtonFullerton Members  118WRX Points: 55Handicap: 21Posts: 118 Fairways
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    Yes, you're putting too much weight on your back leg/foot during your backswing and it's causing your knees to buckle and changes your swing path. You'll notice your head dips as well. Try widening your stance, let your feet flair out and just get your base more stable & set (almost like you're setting up for a driver swing). Get the feel for how much more stable your lower body is after a few swings like that and slowly start closing your stance back to normal.

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  • TheDeanAbidesTheDeanAbides Members  143WRX Points: 49Posts: 143 Fairways
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    You're swaying because you don't understand how to pivot correctly. Did you watch the video I posted?

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  • Northeastgolf12Northeastgolf12 Members  12WRX Points: 9Posts: 12 Bunkers
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    Yes thank you. I definitely see that I’m leaning and not pivoting with my upper body, which is all contributing to my sway. I’ve been trying to correct it by keeping my lower body still during my backswing. I think I’ll try Braxton’s idea of taking a wider stance and flairing my feet to anchor my lower body and force myself to rotate.

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  • TheDeanAbidesTheDeanAbides Members  143WRX Points: 49Posts: 143 Fairways
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    You need to allow your right hip to turn deep behind you. Try this. Set-up in front of a mirror with a hair of spine tilt away from the target and a slightly wider stance. Put the club down and cross your arms over your chest. Rotate your torso with the idea that your left shoulder is going down towards your right toe. This will feel mega tight and restrictive. Your right hip needs to be allowed to turn deep behind you while you do this.

    Repeat this hundreds of times.

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  • Northeastgolf12Northeastgolf12 Members  12WRX Points: 9Posts: 12 Bunkers
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    I went to the range today and tried out some of the exercises. I think I’m swaying slightly less but, to be honest, it doesn’t feel smooth or natural. Hopefully I’m at least on the right track. Below are very poorly filmed videos (Sorry I was alone). I noticed that my natural 3 wood shot (in the second video) had much less sway then any of my shots with the irons. I use my 3 wood off the tees because I can’t hit my driver to save my life.


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