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1.
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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2.
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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3.
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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4.
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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5.
Adjusting your swing
I am staying on my right side and topping the ball.. Any drills you would suggest?  
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6.
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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7.
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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8.
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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9.
Educate your hands
I can not (do not) turn my hands over at impact. The result is always a HUGE banana slice. Any drills that will teach me how and when to turn the hands?  
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10.
Best downswing motion
My question involves the motion most typical used to start the downswing for good players. I have read/heard that some players start the downswing with the right knee moving toward the ball, others start with a shift of weight to the left foot, Others start with a hip rotation.
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11.
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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12.
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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13.
Shorten the backswing
I have spent thousands of dollars on golf lessons, and yet no one has been able to shorten my backswing. Once I get past parrallel I lost all the good angles. Please help.
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Shorten the backswing
I have spent thousands of dollars on golf lessons, and yet no one has been able to shorten my backswing. Once I get past parrallel I lost all the good angles. Please help.
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15.
Raising up at impact
I have a problem with raising up at impact. Are there any drills to use to help with this problem?  
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16.
'Sweep' the ball
I'm a 14 year old golfer. I play everyday that I can, so I am pretty accustomed to my tendencies. With almost every club (even my three wood), I take a rather large divot.
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17.
Keeping the club near your body
My question is on transition from the top. Periodically I tend to rotate my back shoulder out and as a result end up with my hands away from my body and a SHANK. Do you have any ideas for a swing thought or a first move to better manage that transition from the top?  
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18.
Swing speed
For some reason when I swing my 3 wood the swing speed is about 10 mph faster than when I swing my driver. I feel like I am making the same swings, but something is causing the decrease in clubhead speed. Any explaination as to why this might be happening?  
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19.
Create lag in the downswing
What is a good tip to help create lag in the downswing? I have been casting the club for so long that it is very hard to stop. A tip that does not require hitting balls at the range would be ideal since I live in Canada.
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20.
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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