Two days ago, I shot my best score ever. An 81. Throughout the entire month of May, I struggled mightily with my driver and irons. I was getting zero ball flight. Everything was a low, poorly struck hook. I then began shanking everything off the heel of the club. I made an adjustment to stand further away from the ball, and two days ago, I was ON. I actually felt confident hitting my 5 iron, and I put two balls on the green from 170 out. My 5-9 irons were fantastic. So clean and crisp with a nice, high ball flight and a perfectly playable draw.
Then yesterday and today I go out on the course, and I stunk it up. Standing further from the ball has helped; my mishits aren't horrible for the most part), and with my AP1 irons, I can still get great launch and distance if I hit the ball a little towards the toe. However, I felt like I was going to fall over every time I swung today. So off balanced. I have a hard time when it comes to keeping my lower body quiet during my backswing. I tend to sway a bit backwards. Feeling off balanced also causes me to drive my lower body forward (seemingly) too soon, causing me to hit everything thin. On a few occasions, I was actually lifting my left foot off the ground and taking a step forward just as I began my down swing. I also hit quite a few thin razor hooks. I hit about five or six balls on the screws today- very high ball flight, but a huge draw. Probably 25 yards or so. I love a high ball flight, and I was keeping it to a 5-10yd draw the other day. Now things are going in reverse again. I am assuming, as aforementioned, that my balance has something to do with it. I don't think I'm standing too far from the ball, because it worked yesterday. I think it's something happening in my swing that causes this.
Any suggestions as to what I can do to keep balanced during my swing? I know it is difficult for anyone to give suggestions when they haven't seen my swing, but here are a few factors that I think are causing me to be off balanced.
1. Swaying; 2. Too much weight on back foot; 3. My take away may be outside rather than straight back or inside; 4. Maybe turning my torso too much or bringing the club up too high at the top of my swing.