Early extension: a symptom of something - but what?

azazel

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Afternoon all,

I've been struggling for consistency in my ball striking for a couple of years now and the good old early extension seems to be "the problem". However, having been reading up, it's been suggested that it isn't actually the problem itself, more a symptom of one or more potential swing issues:
1. Too bent over at address;
2. Dropping the right shoulder during the downswing;
3. Getting too steep on the way down;
4. Sliding too much towards the target.

Based on these pics, does it seem like any of the above could indeed be the issue? Or any other thoughts anyone has would be very welcome.
 

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SocketRocket

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In my experience early extension is the brains way of stopping you from hitting the ground before the ball. It actually helps you by allowing you to make a form of ball impact.

Without seeing a video it looks like you are pushing your hips forward and lifting to hit the ball. Without a video it's difficult to see why you need to do this.
 
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BubbaP

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*am definitely not a pro* 🙂

Suggest comparing your hip impact position to a more accomplished golfer.
And try to become aware of where the weight is on your left foot (for me I was shifting weight towards the ball and having to extend to manage as per above)
 
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