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I am a golfer that has picked up the game 2 years ago and have brought my handicap from really high down to about a 12.  I am struggling to break through to get my scores down to the low 80's vs mid to high 80's.  Constantly looking for good tips on the internet but there is just so much out there that it's just too dang confusing.  I do take lessons from time to time but i just can't help going to the internet to find more...

Anyone struggling with the same thing?

Anyone found any great sites or ways to weed through the tons of info/videos out there?

Thanks!  Look forward to the forum.

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I hear there's a website out there where instructors and knowledgeable people offer lots of good information for free. Can't think of the name though...
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The irony of it. You've asked on a great site whether anyone knows of any great sites. :-P

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All kidding aside @desire2win , check out the Swing Thoughts Section.

http://thesandtrap.com/f/4088/swing-thoughts

Tons of great tips and commentary from our resident instructors.  And welcome to the site!

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On the internet... too many things and makes it confusing. You want less confusion? Do not look up ANYTHING about your swing on the internet. In fact, get rid of your computer, golf magazines, phone apps, and only play alone so you won't get "that guy" offering helpful hints. If in only 2 years you've brought a hdcp down to a 12, stick with what you're doing and just keep playing.
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The pros here of course - @iacas , @mvmac plus their vids on YouTube on the Golf Evolution channel and there are more than a few YouTube channels I subscribe to - Martin Chuck, Waite Mayo, Dan Carraher, The Scoring Academy, Dana Dahlquist, richie3jack, etc...

Do a search for posts by @iacas and @mvmac on the instruction and swing thought forums here, read all of them and come back in a couple of months :-D

Also, I'm learning a lot just by looking at all the slow motion swings out there on YouTube, looking at them over and over again or in Analyzr and drawing lines and dots, plus the swings on the Member swings forum.

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On the internet... too many things and makes it confusing. You want less confusion?

Do not look up ANYTHING about your swing on the internet. In fact, get rid of your computer, golf magazines, phone apps, and only play alone so you won't get "that guy" offering helpful hints. If in only 2 years you've brought a hdcp down to a 12, stick with what you're doing and just keep playing.

I was thinking the same thing, wow that's good.

The pros here of course - @iacas, @mvmac plus their vids on YouTube on the Golf Evolution channel and there are more than a few YouTube channels I subscribe to - Martin Chuck, Waite Mayo, Dan Carraher, The Scoring Academy, Dana Dahlquist, richie3jack, etc...

Do a search for posts by @iacas and @mvmac on the instruction and swing thought forums here, read all of them and come back in a couple of months

Also, I'm learning a lot just by looking at all the slow motion swings out there on YouTube, looking at them over and over again or in Analyzr and drawing lines and dots, plus the swings on the Member swings forum.

Just in case you want to improve your 12 hcp, this is a best site to improve your game. I only wish I knew all the resources available to me when I started to use it a little over a year ago.

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I like Mark Crossfield and you can search on UTube.  Also, Paul Wilson Golf on UTube has loads of good ideas and tips for improvement.

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The pros here of course - @iacas, @mvmac plus their vids on YouTube on the Golf Evolution channel and there are more than a few YouTube channels I subscribe to - Martin Chuck, Waite Mayo, Dan Carraher, The Scoring Academy, Dana Dahlquist, richie3jack, etc...

Do a search for posts by @iacas and @mvmac on the instruction and swing thought forums here, read all of them and come back in a couple of months

Also, I'm learning a lot just by looking at all the slow motion swings out there on YouTube, looking at them over and over again

I agree on looking at video a couple of months later. For me, things don't always click the first or even second time I hear or read them.

In my opinion, pick a system or method and try to stick with it. Doesn't mean you shouldn't look at other sources. But as soon as I hear something completely contrary to what I'm trying to learn, I stop listening. The thing is, many of the online instructors teach and most of the tour pros use (at least to my untrained eye) similar keys to what is taught here. It's not that I know for a fact the 5SK is the absolute best method. It's simply the method I'm committed to learning. For those of us who are trying to develop a decent swing, probably the 2nd worst thing we can do is keep switching around. The worst thing would be learning a method that is just really flawed.

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I agree on looking at video a couple of months later. For me, things don't always click the first or even second time I hear or read them.

In my opinion, pick a system or method and try to stick with it. Doesn't mean you shouldn't look at other sources. But as soon as I hear something completely contrary to what I'm trying to learn, I stop listening. The thing is, many of the online instructors teach and most of the tour pros use (at least to my untrained eye) similar keys to what is taught here. It's not that I know for a fact the 5SK is the absolute best method. It's simply the method I'm committed to learning. For those of us who are trying to develop a decent swing, probably the 2nd worst thing we can do is keep switching around. The worst thing would be learning a method that is just really flawed.

FWIW, calling 5SK a "method" is a bit of a misnomer. "Method" has the connotation - at least in golf instruction - of being very much "one way" to do things. A "system" is a bit better, but just be careful. Any good swing employs the 5 Simple Keys, and we don't force everyone into a single swing pattern.

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Shawn Humphries is very good. I really like him. He posts a new tip every wednesday morning. His explanations are very clear.

www.shawnhumphries.com

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I agree with many of the suggestions above.  Here are the links below.  I personally subscribe to all of them.  :)

http://www.youtube.com/user/iacas/

http://www.youtube.com/user/mvmac25/

http://www.youtube.com/user/ddahlquist/

http://www.youtube.com/user/thegolfevolution/

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheScoringAcademy/

http://www.youtube.com/user/WaiteMayoGolf/

http://www.youtube.com/user/jamezjih/

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Here of course, also the driving range at my home course will either have a pro somewhere close by or a very low or + index player who may give a hand from time to time.

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FWIW, calling 5SK a "method" is a bit of a misnomer. "Method" has the connotation - at least in golf instruction - of being very much "one way" to do things. A "system" is a bit better, but just be careful. Any good swing employs the 5 Simple Keys, and we don't force everyone into a single swing pattern.

Point taken. I shouldn't have used that word to describe your system. My intent was to say that the 5SK System is a manner, way, basis, means, approach or method I choose in which to learn a decent swing. The intended meaning was a more generic definition of the word perhaps than how it's used in the golf instruction profession. Sorry for any confusion.

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I am a golfer that has picked up the game 2 years ago and have brought my handicap from really high down to about a 12.  I am struggling to break through to get my scores down to the low 80's vs mid to high 80's.  Constantly looking for good tips on the internet but there is just so much out there that it's just too dang confusing.  I do take lessons from time to time but i just can't help going to the internet to find more...

Anyone struggling with the same thing?

Anyone found any great sites or ways to weed through the tons of info/videos out there?

Thanks!  Look forward to the forum.

Don't even have to leave our site

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FWIW, calling 5SK a "method" is a bit of a misnomer. "Method" has the connotation - at least in golf instruction - of being very much "one way" to do things. A "system" is a bit better, but just be careful. Any good swing employs the 5 Simple Keys, and we don't force everyone into a single swing pattern.

I've always considered it to be a Teaching System as opposed to swing method or even swing system. It's a system to teach the golf swing, any kind of (good) golf swing.

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I've always considered it to be a Teaching System as opposed to swing method or even swing system. It's a system to teach the golf swing, any kind of (good) golf swing.

Yes, I suppose if I was being picky I wouldn't call it a "swing system" either, but I'm less picky about that. I've stood up for "method" too in the past, but it's a losing battle - the connotation is simply too strong that "method" = "only one way." There's a "method" to using the 5SK "system" properly - to say otherwise would mean that we have no process at all - but again "method" isn't understood to mean what the dictionary says in GolfInstructionLand.

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