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Just by looking at pics, I think Hogan had long arms for his body size...but that may be skewed by the fact he wore his belt so high! I have been in a debate about Hogan-arms (elbows together, arms more in front of pecs) or military arms (shoulders back, arms to your side) for awhile. I can swing well both ways but neither is consistent or feels that good. Hogan arms just feels unnatural at address with a little too much tension. Military arms feels like almost the...
Yes, mine is 37.5" and I think that puts me into 4* upright for standard fitting...but the club lie angle affects the pivot and swing plane....I use more knee bend than normal and I am trying to swing more rotary, but I think it may be more difficult with hands so high off the ball. I kind of feel that my natural swing should be the Hardy 1-plane (R elbow is supposed to fly behind) but for some reason that flying elbow scares me (probably because it has been my biggest...
I actually need longer clubs. I use +1/2" because my arms "relatively short" so that my hands are very high off the ground. But other than fitting, I am wondering if there are aspects of the pivot motion that need to be adjusted for short arms. For example, I feel that I can't easily setup with my arms in front of me (more to the sides), and therefore tend to have a flat backswing and sometimes cannot easily keep my R elbow from getting behind me.
What swing adjustments are needed for short arms (but not short body)? I have heard "swing with your chin up" but I don't know how that will help. I have also heard more obvious tips like "more knee bend" "round your shoulders" but I am not sure if those cause other problems. I think Raymond Floyd and Notah Begay fell into that category and both had odd swings. I think they had very upright clubs though.
To bring back an old post again... I also have this blister on the R ring finger. I am pretty sure it is from interlocking and from your ring finger moving across the L index finger mid knuckle during the swing. I have to think it is bad and would also like to figure out how to stop it.
This book is excellent for intermediate and advanced golfers looking to get to about scratch or better. He talks about general "dynamics" you need to exhibit in your golf shot...not about positions and pivot styles. I have not had a chance to try out the forward aiming technique yet, but I do agree with his theory about the forward swing bottom. My only minor complaint is that the images are sometimes too small and the layout gives it a weird Microsoft Word feel. Overall...
I completely agree...also an Utley player...I used to (and still do I guess) play a lot of Muni-type courses that put no effort into maintaining their traps. Sometimes you go in there and it is like a sprinkling of sand over hard pan. I actually just had this exact shot my last round. For that shot I completely forgot that I was in sand and played it like a pitch shot. Still a tough shot, but you can get out of a lot of New England muni course sand traps this way.
Thanks you, that Shawn Clement video is a good one I've seen before. I seem to be messing up the first "wipe" part as my R butt leaves the tush line on the backswing. This means I must be too much on my heels at setup or swinging too flat (moving to ball keeps me in balance)?
I agree not to think when you play...but during this swing re-construction period at the range I need to think a bit to make the changes. I made a swing sequence of images below. The main thing I am having trouble with is that during my downswing pivot, my body tends to get closer to the ball at impact than at address. To compensate, you can also see my lower spine "stands up" and my upper spine "caves down"...the two offset for contact, but it would be better to have a...
I have been working on my setup and pivot the last few months. I can hit it good sometimes but I want to get more consistent day-to-day. I still need more work. Any suggestions what to concentrate on? I have a down the line video:
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