>-> >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
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