Originally Posted by Homer Bailey
Didn't know this thread existed until just now...
Been playing very infrequently this year, but played 27 holes last Tuesday. Hacked up an awful 86 on the first 18, and bogied the first 5 holes on the final 9. Finished eagle, birdie, par, birdie, and I think I've finally got my game back. Shot 76 yesterday and left a LOT of shots out there. Had a chip hit the stick and pop out on 16, and missed a 2 foot par putt on 15.
I'm still battling a block with my driver. I used to have a nice draw on my drives that started right side and faded back towards the center. Instead, it's starting too far right and not coming back at all. Can't figure it out for the life of me. When I really try to draw one, I'm snapping off hooks. I'm near scratch (when I used to play a lot), and never had a lesson, but I could use one simple swing thought to stop blocking the ball if anyones got one. I'm thinking about strengthening my grip a bit, but I'm afraid I will lose some power from my wrists.
In reference to the block, is it fading any more after you hit it or it staying on that right line? What it sounds like is you aren't fully completing you swing and leaving your hands behind the ball. This will cause the ball to start out right and stay on that path. Then when you try to overcompensate for the block you are bring everything through too quickly causing a quick hook.