Overswinging And Pulling My Golf Ball Left

Yup, it is back. For some reason I am overswing and pulling my ball left. This swing hitch happens a few times a year and usually at the most inconvenient time. I know I am making all kinds of swing errors by the direction of my divot and the fact that my ball ended up in the woods a few times during my last round. 🙂 I have a sure fire fix for my swing woes and it does not take much time.

Alignment sticks are my best friend. I use this inexpensive training aid all the time. They are are simple to use, have a multitude of applications and can be used anywhere. I generally carry mine in my car all summer. the next time I hit the links I will carry my alignment sticks and use them on the tee and fairway. Within one round, by swing woes will be fixed.

If you are wondering why I am not taking my alignment sticks to the range, my course is undecided on where he will open it this year. This is very disappointing, but there is nothing I can do about it and I will not be waste any more brain cells on the possibilities.

Using my alignment on the course is not ideal, but because I spend a great deal of time on my own on the links, using these amazing training aid will pay dividends on fixing my swing woes.

I use alignment sticks for other things as well. Putting is a great place where alignment sticks are invaluable. Although the ball did not drop in the below drill, I did hit the pin on each shot….just saying.

I realize that I am getting off topic, but I think you get the point. I know that using my alignment sticks will help me fix my swing woes. It always does!

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!


4 thoughts on “Overswinging And Pulling My Golf Ball Left

    • Brian,

      Actually, it fixes both. The alignment sticks are visual cues that affect my mental processes. They are intertwined and I find that the training aid affects both mental and physical aspects of my swing. I guess this becomes the chicken and egg discussion.

      Cheers Jim

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  1. For me, overswinging was always a mental, not so much a swing issue. It’s the result of not being fully committed. It occurs most often when coming up short is a danger.

    As for pulling it left. I’m sure you’ll figure it out. I’ve had my own issue with it lately while working on the new swing. For me I am sure I’ve done two things that still need work. One is I need concentrate on swinging out. And the other is I have to watch my grip a little more closely. I found that I was semi reverting back towards a stronger grip.

    While working in slow motion on it at home I did the same and found that when I take the grip that way I close down the face more at impact. Swinging out that wouldn’t have been much issue as it would just create draw spin but a straight swing isn’t going to get much draw spin but it is going to get a bump left of target. And that pretty much is what I’ve seen on the course. So I know I need to watch the grip and remember every time to think swing out at least for awhile. I think that should solve that issue though for me.

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    • Kevin,

      For me it is coming over the top. I try to swing to fast and the left side of my body engages too quickly and as a result my swing path changes. the alignment sticks fixes this issue because it forces me back into tempo. Whatever works is the best for each individual.

      Cheers Jim


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