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I just finished up a "round" of lessons with my current instructor. Overall I have had 8-9 lessons with him. First I want to say I really like him and he definitely cares. Although they are only suppose to be "hour" long lessons he stays at least 90 minutes with me each time. And constantly taking money of the price of the lessons because I have stuck with him. He also has all the latest technology. His intentions are 100% all good and I firmly believe that...   Having...
I think I may have stumbled on an issue of mine because of this thread. Everyone here talking about choking down or at least being completely on the shaft. My left pad is hanging over(not completely on the shaft) in my grip. I think this may be a problem and causing some of my control issues. Any ideas what this can cause? I assume I should make the change and get my entire left hand at least on the shaft if not down about 1/4 inch clear of the butt?
I am a little over a year into this fun adventure. It was quite a struggle for a long time but slowly getting improvement. I can hit my wedges and short irons(through 7 iron) pretty well now. Still struggle a good amount with consistency with longer irons and Woods but Im really working hard on it.   No one can call me a bad student. My instructor in my last lesson told me to work on coming from the inside more as I was coming into the ball to steeply(I Guess this means...
I feel like its very slow but progress is being made in my golf swing. I feel like I have the setup/posture/grip areas down pretty good down. I feel like my backswing is solid and on plane. My golf instructor feels like I have one big item to "get over the humpDo". I have a hard time getting the concept of turning all the way through on the downswing and of course the negative reaction to that is I use my hands too much because the club has to get to the ball...
I hope everyone is doing well and their golf games are improving! Even though its cold here in Philadelphia I have been putting in a ton of work.I have made very small strides in my game but strides nonetheless. I feel like I can narrow my issues down to 2 although they are big ones. If the pros could correct me if I am wrong regarding the downswing:   1.) First you shift your weight to start downswing. Everyone does this differently. Firing hips, bumping hips,...
Hacker you are 100% correct. Its exactly the same. If you bump your hips then hands drop automatically. If you drop your hands the hips bump forward automatically. I was trying to initiate the downswing by bumping my hips and I was completely out of whack. I reversed it and let my hands drop via gravity from the top into the slot and it automatically bumped my hips forward. It has made my swing so much smoother. Its a personal preference. Neither is right or wrong. I found...
Savvvy you are 100% correct. I was forcing too much of a shoulder turn because I was "trained" to make a full turn. My instructor can never accuse me of not listening. Any tip he gives me I master. I have had 5 lessons and Im thrilled with the improvement but it just takes time. For example when I first went there my grip was terrible and I didnt release the club/turn my hands over at all. The next time I saw him I was turning everything over too much. Pull the ball big...
Thank you Mike. I never really thought about the right hip turning around enough, Ive been focusing on making sure my left shoulder is turning enough. This make sense as sometimes I feel like Im turning my left side but it doesn't feel right, Makes sense about the hip idea because that means my left side is turning enough but not my right...     I feel like the balance thing is something so stupid at setup. Ill try flaring out my feet more     Thanks again
Hello All,       I haven't been on here much in the last couple weeks. I joined a Country Club and even though its cold here in Philadelphia, I am putting some serious time in at the range. I am going everyday. I decided to not "give up" with golf but to make a 100% commitment to improving. I love it to much and I have only been at it for a year. I am finally making some very slow progress. I no longer get into those funks where all I do it shank it. My contact is not...
this makes sense. My instructor has narrowed me down to 2 issues:   1.) Sometimes I get to handsy and throw my hands at the ball too quickly   2.) HE states I don't turn all the way through the ball, like I stop...     #2 seems to be the big issue which also would make sense as to why the ball is going right at time because im not finishing. The issue is Im not sure how to make that last move getting all the way through the ball....
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