How to correct flying left hip?

How to correct flying left hip?

Post by Ted P. Wemhof » Sat, 26 Aug 1995 04:00:00


I have isolated my slicing problem!!!  I seem to pull my hips through my swing before I start
my downswing. thus opening up my body and causing an outside - inside swing plane.  

My question is this...Does anyone out there know of any good exercises to cure this problem?  I
really think this could shave 10 strokes of my game...PLEASE HELP!!!!!

Thanks in Advance,

Ted Wemhoff

 
 
 

How to correct flying left hip?

Post by D.L. Cobu » Sat, 26 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>I have isolated my slicing problem!!!  I seem to pull my hips through my swing before I start
>my downswing. thus opening up my body and causing an outside - inside swing plane.  

If I have studied the swing correctly your left hip is supposed to do
lead your swing. Your outside/in swing could very well come from your
elbow flying above the horizon. Check it out. At the top of the
backswing your elbow should be pointed at the horizon or below.
D.L. in Dallas

 
 
 

How to correct flying left hip?

Post by Pascal Jasm » Mon, 28 Aug 1995 04:00:00

-> >I have isolated my slicing problem!!!  I seem to pull my hips
-> through my swing before I start
-> >my downswing. thus opening up my body and causing an outside -
-> inside swing plane.

I had the same problem (I think) about 3 weeks ago.  Slow down your
(lower body) swing concentrating on getting your hands in front at
impact. You should actually hit it further this way.

Its unfortunate that teaching materials that advocate leading with the
lower body, don't point out that its very easy to go too fast with the
lower body.

 
 
 

How to correct flying left hip?

Post by John Mille » Tue, 29 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
Jasmin) writes:

>-> >I have isolated my slicing problem!!!  I seem to pull my hips
>-> through my swing before I start
>-> >my downswing. thus opening up my body and causing an outside -
>-> inside swing plane.

>I had the same problem (I think) about 3 weeks ago.  Slow down your
>(lower body) swing concentrating on getting your hands in front at
>impact. You should actually hit it further this way.

>Its unfortunate that teaching materials that advocate leading with the
>lower body, don't point out that its very easy to go too fast with the
>lower body.

 I can't remember the publication, book or magazine, but someone did a
study saying that in a good golfswing you can't TURN your hips too
fast, and that this turning of the hips is the key to powerful shots. I
think the problem is that folks are sliding their hips rather than
rotating them. This forward movement of the swing base causes bad and
inconsistent clubface-ball contact resulting in bad shots.
 Of course, Pascal is correct in that one should always slow down to a
tempo which one can make the most consistent contact. As for the
teaching materials 'consistency' remember that any bit of advice
concerning any portion of the golf swing should be taken in context and
with a grain of salt. The swing is one entity, abd breaking it down
into its modular parts can be hazardous to your golf health. Golfing is
not like structured programming with a nice top-down approach yahty
yahty yahty. Its a whole entity, with a start, a transition and a
finish. In between the transition and the finish a hit occurs, which we
call a golf shot, or something more colorful if it isn't quite right!

Eagles, Birdies & Pars
Jack