Fundamentals

PGA teaching professional Eric Hogge shows you how to generate a good full shoulder turn in your swing and what that turn should feel and look like when done properly.

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1.
Tempo
What role does tempo play in your 1 plane swing?
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2.
Shorten your swing
My inconsistency costs me at least 6 strokes per round. I would like to have a 3/4 swing but trying to shorten my swing throws off my tempo. How can I shorten my swing?
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3.
Finding a target
I have tried to get into a routine where I stand behind the ball, locate a target, visualize the ball flight towards the target, setup and swing. The problem is, when I address the ball, I can never get my ball to go straight towards the target.
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4.
Hooks and Slices/Pushes and Pulls
I have just returned to playing golf after a six year layoff. I am having issues with pushing my irons left or right of the hole when I feel I am correctly aiming at my target.
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5.
Improve clubhead speed
I need a good drill for developing a better lag with "the move" toward the ball and complementary improvement in clubhead speed.
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6.
Shanking every iron
I have been a low handicapper all my life. I practice all the time. For some reason, I recently started shanking every iron I have been hitting. I have tried a lot of things. Nothing is working. First time in my career this has happened. What am I doing?
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7.
Consistent swingplane
I have a problem with my backswing. I have a tendency to bring the club back on different swingplanes. Can you give me a key to a consistent swingplane.  
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8.
'Crossing the line'
My daughter suffers from crossing the line at the top. She is right handed and her shaft at the top many times points to right feild. I have tried many things but have not come up with a simple cure. She says she cannot even feel it when she does it. Any suggestions?  
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9.
Pushing the Driver
I sometimes push the driver to the right, but it's not a slice. Is this my grip or swing or both?  
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10.
Ten finger grip
I feel very comfortable with the 10 finger grip. When watching the big boys they either use the over lap or enter lock grip which I also can use. By using the 10 finger grip, am I at any disadvantages like loosing distance or accuracy?  
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11.
Out-to-in swing
With my driver and fairway woods I have an outside to inside swing causing a severe slice. Im fine with my irons only happens with woods. what can I do to correct this???
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12.
Process vs outcome
How do I stop thinking about my score during a tournament or qualifiers? When I play for score I can not help thinking about what I did on the hole before if it was a birdie or a bogey. I just can not help it.
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13.
Function of the arms
I'm a big fan of the one plane swing but I was wondering in your takeaway should it be a set arms and wrists or should it be all shoulders? I hear different answers from many people and I think it would be best to hear from the man himself.
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Too far forward in your stance
I know it is hard to tell a person the reason their ball is doing what it is doing without seeing them hit in person but my question is what might be making me pull hook a ball off the tee. Could I possibly be playing the ball to far forward in my stance?
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15.
Hitting different clubs
What would cause me to lose over a club in distance with my irons, while I conversely have started to hit my drives 15-25 yards longer.  
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16.
Swing consistency
How can I get consistency in my swing, when I travel alot and and can play golf only twice a month?
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17.
One plane swing
How can I tell if I have a one plane swing?  
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18.
Boring ball flight
I would like to have a more boring ball flight. What can I do without totally changing my swing.  
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19.
Plane Swing
I have a one plane swing and I'm following your advice, but I'm blocking the ball right. What would you suspect is the cause?
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20.
Clear your hips
I'm now approaching seventy years of age. I find it harder and harder to clear my hips. To help this I try to square up my shoulders when I set up, but I set up with a slightly open stance.
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