I have been playing like garbage. At least 10 stokes more lately and didn't have a clue. Had a friend that runs our course go with me to see if he can identify anything.
Here it is: Too fast takeaway and not stopping my backswing before I start down. HOLY COW!!! You'd think I would notice that but didn't., crazy game. I went to open holes tonight after I dropped him back off and did what I needed to do. For example on a par 5, I hit 10 balls, 7 were on the green for birdie (didn't putt them). The smallest things make the biggest difference. Hopefully go out and do this a couple more times before league on Wed night.
Just need to think of Inbee Park when I swing
@SongDog That's the same problem I have. The worse I play, the faster my backswing gets which makes me play worse and the down the drain it goes. It takes great effort to make sure I swing slowly...let me know,if you come up with a solution!
Have the same issue, especially at the start of every round.
It's eye opening.
I try to use a reminder phrase, The current one is "smooth and fast", meaning smooth and steady going back and finishing the swing, and then fast with the lower body going down. It's a different phrase or meaning for everyone, based on your issues. I have a tendency to go too fast, for me, going back, and then using my arms too fast, instead of my lower body - smooth and fast does it for me.
THats why I warm up with wedges. No real mental need to power them and it develops a smooth back swing.
I say to my self, "self" thats how you talk to yourself " back with a purpose forward with a mission."
Usually, that helps
There are so many things that can make your swing go to poop. Its like when you focus on your take away then you sway. If you focus on swaying you snatch the club back. If you get both of those right you look up before contact. Geeze , its hard to have 10 swing thoughts at the same time. I guess you have to ingrain each one into habit one at a time. Thats why it takes years to get good at this game. The quicker you start getting one thing at a time done the quicker you quit hacking i guess. Good thing golf is awesome even if you are struggling !!