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Maybe that's why they've never won majors :D   The biggest issue for me continues to be a very flat shoulder turn on the downswing with my right hip slinging across to the left. The "feeling of vertical shoulder plane" just does not exist in the tennis forehand. One of my playing partners today brought up that my hips open up so fast and my shoulders are so darn flat sometimes. Continues to be frustrating for sure.
I started about 15 years ago and was very serious about it for 3 years. At that time, I bought "The Golf Instruction Manual" which had a foreward by Ernie Els which I modeled my swing after. Besides this book, a co-worker gave me the Medicus 5-iron and off I went. Got myself down to a 5 handicap towards the end of the 3rd year. After that, I went off to work in Asia and did not play much until about 2 years ago when I really got back into it again and it felt like I was...
Yup. I do have to admit golfers and tennis players have an excuse for every thing bad that happens to them. But, I am going lefty next offseason so I can eliminate that excuse.
I wanted to hear opinions from folks to see if two different sports could be inhibiting one another. As of now, I am concluding that tennis does make it more difficult for me to be good at golf because of the movements that a relatively high level tennis player requires. IE... fast hips, flat shoulders, staying on toes, etc. This harkens back to my high school tennis days where our coach forbid us from playing racketball or badminton due to their more wristy actions....
I was having a pretty good round today keeping my elbows connected and maintaining spine angle until after impact. I was also consciously keeping my head behind the ball. Then all of a sudden I lost focus on the 12th hole, came up too early in the downswing leading to horizontal shoulders (very natural tennis forehand), sliced and ob off the tee. Resulted in a triple. Snap hooked the next tee shot...got away with a bogey. Sliced the one after that to a 225 yards par...
Thanks for the responses. Fundamentally, I think my swing is fairly solid according to video and swingvest analysis. The challenge for me has been to continuously try to not allow my tennis tendencies (fast hip rotations, flat shoulders, and weight on toes tendencies) to all of a sudden pop up during a round. This has been disastrous for me. My scorecards are littered with lots of pars, few birdies AND doubles with a sprinkle of triple.   I was able to get out to the...
Some folks I've spoken to out here in the SF Bay Area seem to think Gary's swing already has the golfer preset the secondary axis tilt. What are your thoughts on this? On paper, it does makes some sense to me, but I have yet to experiment with it.
This reminds me very much of the "right sided swing" taught by Gary Edwin. Reverse K at setup with the majority of the weight on the front side through entire swing. From what I can see, there is very little that can go wrong, but would sacrifice some distance. A local club pro teaches this swing, but the response has been that it's great for shorter irons, but longer clubs are difficult with this swing.
Thanks for the quick responses. The flipping the switch from lumberjack to surgeon analogy really hit me in the head right after reading it. Tennis has been ingrained in my body since my childhood and I can still play at a fairly high level even without regular practice as long as I stay in shape. I was hoping that my golf would eventually become just as "automatic". My golf improved the most in the about 18 months ago since taking it seriously and really trying to...
All,   I've been researching this for quite some time and have finally reached the conclusion that my tennis (I play frequently and is currently 5.0, formerly college Div1 level) is basically capping my golf game. Right now in golf, my handicap is about a 7 and typically get in 1 round a week and 2 range sessions. Since I picked up golf about 6 years ago, I've been consistently working on the game (studying golf swings, doing drills at the range, short game, putting...
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