Golf/Driver - push fade
I recently went to get fitted for a custom driver to specifically find something that might help me to fix the push-fade that I have when I hit a driver. The expert there told me that no matter what he does it would not really get to the bottom of the problem (it's not the club but my swing).
I understand this and I'm 57 years old so I don't want to start over...my swing is my swing. I'm wondering though if you might have any tips on what I can do to try and keep the ball from fading.
I'm slim, 5'8"..swing speed of 90mph. The expert told me that it seems to him like I start to move my hips forward even before I get to the top of my backswing and so my hands can't catch up quick enough on the downswing and so when the club face hits the ball, it's always open. I've worked on limiting my hip action but I still very often fade the ball.
Would you have any suggestions...should I widen my stance at address to keep my hips from moving too much. Also, what type of driver shaft should be using....a regular or stiff shaft?
The clubfitter gave you sound advice. Unfortunately, unless you take numerous lessons and practice regularly, you'll own that fade until you are 77 years old. The reason I came up with the OVER THE TOP GOLF swing was because I wasn't "getting it" from conventional lessons. Don't feel bad, most of us don't.