Fundamentals

Perhaps it's inclement weather or lightning. Or one hole where foursomes find themselves backed up on the tee. Or it could even be just a busy day and the pace of play slows dramatically. So what can you learn about staying sharp and focused when facing long delays on the course?

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1.
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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2.
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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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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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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5.
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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6.
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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7.
Tempo
What role does tempo play in your 1 plane swing?
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8.
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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9.
Overcome mental obstacles
Im not a beginner I consistently shoot in the mid 80's but am trying to take my mental game to the next level. I feel I am physically capable of shooting in the 70's but cannot overcome the mental aspect of the game.
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10.
Hitting shots off the back foot
I am hitting my shots off the back foot. Whar are some drills to help transfer to the left side?  
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11.
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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12.
Fixing a bowed left wrist
For many years I've been affected by a bowed left wrist at the top of my backswing, getting worse during the transition. Can you please explain to me which could have been the origin and what would be the cure for that problem?  
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13.
Swing at Impact
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.
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14.
Stop coming over the top
Is there a school of thought (and if there is, who are the primary teachers) that advocates the triangle one piece takeaway and on the downswing the shoulder goes left first, while the left hip is held closed until the shoulders pull it through creating an explosive impact and the golfer immed
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15.
Swing set up
Should I keep my left arm completely straight when hitting the ball and how far should I stand from the ball at set- up.  
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16.
Grip tip
My 16 yr old hits a nice little draw, but lately he sometimes starts to push the ball straight right. I think he quits on his follow through, maybe trying to guide the ball instead of crushing it.
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17.
Position your elbow correctly
I had always had trouble in the past coming over the top and hitting either a fade or slice but I started practicing holding my right elbow to my side and closed my stance a little by dropping my right foot back and now I draw the ball and hit it much further.
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18.
Drills for swinging
I try to steer the ball most of the time and fail to follow through with my swing. How can I break this bad habit? Any drills?  
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19.
Down Swing
When I start the down swing do my hips start first or does my hips and hands start at the same time. As of now I'm either pushing my shots a little right or blocking them out. I'm making solid contact but my shots are about 10 to 15 yards right of the target.
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20.
Proper swing drill
What is the best way of ensuring the swing is on plane during the early part of the take away?  
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