Swing at Impact
Q: I have been concentrating on my downswing to think about slapping the ball with my right hand at impact. But I have been losing distance and hooking the ball. Should I be thinking more about hitting the ball with more of my left hand at impact on my woods and irons.
If you are hooking and losing distance then you are stopping your swing at impact and just flipping at the ball. Keep your body turning, especially your shoulders/torso and move the handle of the club around to the left faster than the club head flips around to the left. Doing this creates a "hold off fade". If you start fading too much, just back off a little.