Having a proper swing path is one of the most important aspects of being able to play consistent golf.
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Generally you want to hit your balls coming from an inside path. If you are fighting a slice, you are probably coming from an outside path into the ball.
It can be very hard to correct your swing path once you have ingrained a specific path into your swing over thousand of repetitions.
A simple way to break that up and change your swing path fast is to use obstacles. So go on the range and work on your full swing. Use the head covers of your fairway woods or driver to guide your swing.
If you are coming from the outside, place your head cover behind and right of your ball.
That way you would hit your cover, if you swung from out to in.
Your path will get better immediately just because you have a visual and physical cue you are trying to avoid.
If you are actually coming from the inside and fighting a hook or a push, place your head cover on the opposite side. Putting it in front of your ball will make you to swing more from the outside automatically.
Another obstacle you can use effectively is a pool noodle.
Stick it between your clubs in your golf bag in a way that it points out like an arm.
This way you can work on the steepness of your plane. Place your pool noodle bag behind you and try to swing below the obstacle.
You can also place it on the ground like you did with your headcovers. This way you will get direct feedback, if your swing is too steep.
- Use obstacles to work on your swing having direct feedback.
- Use your head covers of your woods to work on your swing path.
- Get a pool noodle and place it between the clubs in your golf bag or on the ground to
work on your swing plane.
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