Originally Posted by Redhook
I completely understand what you were trying to say, but you actually have it backwards. If you open up too soon in golf, you will pull and slice the ball. Hooking is caused by the body being too passive and the hands taking over. If Bruce plays golf, I bet he hits ton of massive 350 yard pulls and slices off to the left.
Bruce, in golf terms, is a typical slicer (puller) of the ball who tries to do too much too soon. If he can remain just slightly more patient (square longer) he'll be able to hit the ball to the opposite more easily. Not easy to do for baseball players, or most golfers.
Yes and no. There are different types of hooks/fades. I'm talking about the kind where you open up too early, come over the top and pull and snap hook. You're right that if you open up like that and the hands don't keep up, it will result in lazy pushes/pop-up fades.
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