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1.
The Gary Player step through
Hi Jim, I'm about a 10 handicap, and I'm trying hard to perfect my swing. I hit the ball very well, but often topple forward toward the target (like Gary Players step through drill).
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2.
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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3.
Pulling the ball
Hi. I have a lot of problems with pulling the ball. It happens with the driver and the irons. The ball flight is straight or sometimes a hook. It is worse when hitting off a tee. I must be coming from outside.
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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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5.
Arm position
Everyone talks about keeping the left arm straight at ball address. Should the left arm be straight during impact of the ball than flex on the follow through?
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6.
Pull Hook
I know it might be hard to answer this question but what causes a pull hook? and is there any drills that might cure this problem?  
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7.
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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8.
Check your divot
On short wedge shots from 75 yards in I am constantly pulling the ball left of target and short. Can you help me understand what I am doing wrong?  
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9.
Hit the ball solid
How can you break the habit of pulling up when approaching the ball ? I have got in the habit of pulling up and when doing that I top the ball and don't get a solid hit.
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10.
Pulling the ball
I carry a 5 handicap but when I get in trouble it is usually because I pull my driver straight left. Usually my driver goes strait or fades just a little. What do you think happens when I pull it dead left
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11.
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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12.
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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13.
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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14.
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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15.
Building an efficient swing
My questions concerns clubhead lag during the downswing. Remember Calvin Peete and how his left arm could not be fully extended? Yet he was considered to be one of the more accurate hitters on tour. My left arm is similar to Calvin's. Left arm extension being limited to 120 degrees.
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16.
Keeping hip rotation
I've started hitting my wedges fat. Short shots, full shots -fat! I've tried a check list of diagnostics: tried flattening my swing, steepening by swing,weight foreward, head still, quiet lower body, active lower bory, shoulder turn, less active hands- still fat.
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17.
Adjusting your swing
I am staying on my right side and topping the ball.. Any drills you would suggest?  
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18.
Golf Etiquette
I am staying on my right side and topping the ball.. Any drills you would suggest?  
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Golf Etiquette
I am staying on my right side and topping the ball.. Any drills you would suggest?  
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20.
Don't Chop Wood, Drive The Spike
If you put a log on the ground and asked someone to take out a chunk of wood from the log they would most likely swing the ax into the log at an angle and create sliced out section from the log. This action is done with an abrupt angle of attack into the wood log.
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