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Weekly Fix: How steep and shallow affect swing path

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Welcome back to Weekly Fix. I’m Tim Cooke and we’re breaking down your swings every week here on in hopes of helping you play your best golf in 2013.

This week, we’re going to take a closer look at David’s golf swing.

David’s a good player but he feels like he gets “stuck” at times on his downswing and hits too many hooks and blocks.

As we’ll explain in this week’s video, that’s probably true, as his tendency is to shallow the club too much coming down after taking the club back on an extremely steep plane.

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In summary, some of the ideas I would suggest that everyone take away from this analysis would include the following:

• At address, when hitting a driver, feel as if you kick your front hip toward the target just a little bit. This will help you hit slightly up on the ball with the driver and create maximum distance.

• If your backswing features limited wrist hinge and a steep swing plane, you most likely will shallow out the club too much coming down and create a swing path that is too much from in to out, which is a recipe for hooks and blocks.

• If you do shallow or flatten the shaft too much coming down and end up getting 'stuck,' the feeling that you're maintaining more width in the downswing will help you keep the club in front of you and improve your swing path.

Thanks for checking out this week’s edition of Weekly Fix. Keep sending your videos to, and we’ll be back with an all-new edition next week.

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