> Hi. I've been playing for about 6 months now. Don't have a handicap,
> but shoot in the mid to high 90's.
> My ball flight used to be fade / pull slice, but after extensive
> training with a heavy club (momentus) and practicing the inside-out
> move, I can now hit my irons straight (including long irons)
> Problem is that I still cannot hit woods. I tried everything, moving
> the ball forward and back in my stance, moving my right foot way
> behind the left, flipping the club at impact, strengthening my grip.
> To no avail. I still slice. And I can't seem to get decent contact on
> the ball most of the time.
your stance. Put your driver away and practice with your 3 and 5 wood
for now. Hit some good shots with as long an iron as you are comfortable
with -- a 4 or 5 iron off a tee -- and then tee up a ball in the same
spot in your stance and go after it with the 5 or 3 wood. Try putting
the ball back farther in your stance, even.
Another drill that works well, but which you may not be able to execute
properly without some good coaching, is to learn to "chip" your 3 wood
about 100 yards. When you can hit it straight and solid 100 yards
most of the time, take a slightly bigger swing and hit it 150 yards.
When that is working, hit it 200 yards. After that, hit it as far
as you can while still swinging smoothly.
The reason I say you may need coaching for that drill is that it can
really hose up your swing unless you learn to hit that 100 yard shot
with a LOW, SLOW, STRAIGHT BACK, WIDE takeaway. You don't want to
"flip" the club at the ball--you want to learn to make the beginning of a
nice wide backswing, and use the corresponding downswing to hit the
ball with your entire body--hips, shoulders, and arms, all synchronized.
It is not a very natural feeling swing at first, because you are learning
to move all the parts of your body together in a way that is not
intuitive to most people. But it will start to feel more natural
For "wide" backswing, see any swing sequence of Tiger Woods. That's
what you want to learn, unless you have some specific physical reason