I find that the ball is going left but very straight flight. It seems to me that ball position plays a big part?? If I get it too far forward I hit left, back to right but again straight flight. Should it make that much difference?
I don’t mind taking a quick look at your swing…
Ideally we would like to be hitting off a true low point… or just a tad prior.
But to really do this effectively, we need have a fairly late release, because if you throw your hands at the ball too early, you can end up with a low point that is actually back some in the stance, and I call this a “false low point”. This is not uncommon.
What most golfers do is they put the ball at their true low point because some “expert” tells them that is where they are supposed to have the ball… but because they don’t know how to release the club properly, they can’t get to the ball on the correct path as Dart mentioned.
Therefore, they come at the ball from the wrong line or “OTT”
With OTT, you can get to the ball first, and actually take a divot.
So you are now hitting the ball, then taking a divot, but this creates the classic problem… you’re now a slicer… So the next thing to do is to stop the slice by closing the face, or the strengthening the grip and now you have a straight ball going left, or your classic PULL!
Next logical step is to just aim farther right.. now you aim right and pull the ball straight at the hole. You now find that this kinda works, but because you are de lofting the club so much, it only works with the shorter irons… it does not work with the long irons at all, so you get rid of those and buy a hybrid so that does help.. the driver is a problem, but off a tee, or teed real high, you can occasionally hit one good,
so you think golf is now just a matter of practicing more so you can find and repeat that one in ten shot, or you might think it’s a mental
thing, and with just a little better concentration, you’ find it.. you go down this path for another year, and you refine your move and can now shoot the occasional 83 or 85.. but then you hit a wall, and no matter what you try, you just can’t seem to hit it better..
Does this sound familiar? Or to anyone for that matter?
Now, if you had just taken 10 or 12 weeks to learn to release the club properly, you’d likely be shooting in the 70’s now, instead of wasting a year or two, and a lot of money on gear or Anthony Robbins retreats!
You can send a swing file over to me at
I’ll take a quick look…
Lag Pressure throwaway is the root of all golf’s evils