Originally Posted by GordonGekko
I know there are some golf experts out on CP, wanted to run something by you guys as I am too much of a cheapass to pay $80 for a pro's opinion.
When I miss with my swing, it is a low draw, borderline hook. About half the height of a ball flight when I strike it pure, and I do this starting with my 4 iron on up to the big D. I am pretty sure it is in my grip, as when I completely nail the grip as in it feels great and I have complete control of the club, I hit it pure over 90% of the time. The problem is when I don't get that consistent grip that is ideal, I tend to get this miss.
Any grip drills out there? I use the interlock and much prefer it to the other grips. Again with the miss I still strike it pretty good, but it is a half height ball flight with a draw/hook.
Maybe it is not the grip...
There is the classic drill where you put a tee in between the part of your hands where your two thumbs meet(top of tee facing you). If you take a swing and the tee comes out then your hands are coming apart.
I do a lot better helping people when I can see things visually. When I struggle, I get the old hook as well, since my ball flight is a natural draw. I started going with a slightly weaker grip and making sure that my hips always come through. I drill to make sure your lower body comes through while keeping your hands from racing out in front is to practice with both your feet together. When you swing the only way you can hit the ball with any strength at all is to use your lower body. If you only use your arms then you are going to nearly fall over as you swing.
You also should check how your shoulders/spine angle is set. If your shoulders are level try dropping your right shoulder a little(assuming you are a righty).