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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One plane swing
How can I tell if I have a one plane swing?  
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Opening up your stance
I've heard several instructors say that for shots within 80 yards you need to have an open stance. Why is this and how open should the stance be?  
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Snap hooks
I am a 1 handicapper that strugles with the pull or snap hooks on my bad days but only with the driver or 3 wood. My clubface position at the top is square to just slightly shut and I have worked hard over the years to get to square.
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Posture while addressing the ball
I constantly struggle with my posture at address. Would you offer any advice/tips on how tall/straight I should stand while addressing the ball?
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Grip drill
During the swing, my right hand (right handed) tends to open off of the grip during the back swing (my palm tends to open up on the back swing uncovering the thumb of my left hand). Is that correct or is that a flaw? How do I fix?  
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Pressure on the grip
Please please tell me the mystery of the pressure on the grip. I heard left hand only hits the ball. How much does the right hand play through the swing . I tried to keep equal pressure with both hands. Is this correct?
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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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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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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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Elbow placement
When I address the ball, my left arm is straight. Should my elbow face the target? My arm tries to twist, pointing my elbow towards my left hip.
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11.
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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Pulling Drives
I keep PULLING my drives....I hit the ball consistently 275-300 yards but seem to pull 70% of my shots. I use the King Cobra LV 4 X driver and Cobra S9 irons. Is there a drill I can try to fix this? Thank you for your time.
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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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Working with your grip
Rolling of the wrist or closing the club face release is that something I do? or it just follows a good grip and set up I still hit to many slices and hard fades  
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