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About vanpooten

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  • Birthday 11/30/1990

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  1. vanpooten added a post in a topic My Swing (vanpooten)   

    It's been awhile since I posted an update. Taped my swing many times but this is the first time in over 8 months where I'm very happy with it. Tempo seems better, dropping the club and coming from the inside much better. All in all very pleased so far, now if I could just break 80!

    Let me know what you think.
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  2. vanpooten added a post in a topic My Swing (mancgolfer)   

    I was insinuating that your username may mean you're a Manchester City fan, and if you were I was apologizing for your fandom!
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  3. vanpooten added a post in a topic My Swing (mancgolfer)   

    Unrelated note, I know it says your from Manchester, but if your username has any other connotation, I'm sorry...

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  4. vanpooten added a post in a topic My Swing (buckshot4227)   

    So... did you find an abandoned warehouse to practice in?

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  5. vanpooten added a post in a topic What to say in the awkward silences after a bad shot?   

    Best response is nothing at all.

    Think about it. If you hit a shit shot do you really want to hear 'hey man don't worry about it', or a wise crack, you just want people to shut up and get on with it.

    That is unless you're playing with people that you're really comfortable with and you're just giving each other shit the whole time; then anything goes! But from the sounds of it with the awkward silence, the former is the better choice.

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  6. vanpooten added a post in a topic My Swing (vanpooten)   

    So Mike, I'm having trouble properly feeling pressure more towards my toes. Would a good drill be to stick a golf ball under my left heel and swing like that, or is there something better?

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  7. vanpooten added a post in a topic PGA Tour Pro Swings Thread: 2013 Northern Trust Open   

    Awesome stuff, can we expect more of this from future tournaments? It would be awesome if you could get footage of them swinging during practice rounds.
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  8. vanpooten added a post in a topic My Swing (vanpooten)   

    Ok thanks that's what I was looking for. I will work on the pieces and post and update sometime.
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  9. vanpooten added a post in a topic My Swing (vanpooten)   

    Thanks Mike. Could you explain to me what the purpose of these two things would be for (just genuinely curious and want more information)?

    Not sure if your first sentence is joking or not, the video's clearly edited. I appreciate your input, however, I don't think the whole 'spring'/'coil' mantra is too popular here. I do agree my seqeuncing is out of whack though.
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  10. vanpooten added a post in a topic My Swing (vanpooten)   

    I've been Playing Golf for: 3 1/2 years
    My current handicap index or average score is: 80's
    My typical ball flight is: straight/draw with irons, straight/fade with driver
    The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: pull/pull hook/pull slice (so sick of hitting pulls!!)

    Thought I'd use the template for the most recent swing. I posted some practice swings to try and show what I'm feeling, and to see if that's the direction I should be headed. Again it may be the camera angle but it really looks like I'm coming across the ball at impact, and am over plane coming into it. The practice swings don't have that issue I think, so I'm really trying to feel the practice swing in the real one.

    What is my biggest issue at the moment? I see my head dropping down almost instantly on the back swing and the outside in swing coming down as two big things; is there something big I'm missing that is the root of many of my problems?

    Thanks for any advice.

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  11. vanpooten added a post in a topic "You're a standard all the way"   

    I've never done it but I always here it's one of the best investments for your game. Also it sounds like this guy doesn't know his stuff or was lazy and didn't want to fit you. The main determinant for the length of your clubs is the distance from your wrists to the ground when hanging at address position. So a 6' 5" guy could have clubs shorter than standard if he has some monkey arms!

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  12. vanpooten added a post in a topic How much could I get for this Golf set?   

    I'll give you some balls I fished out of the lake and the tees from my bag for all that..

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  13. vanpooten added a post in a topic My Swing (iacas)   

    Quote: Still working on shoulder retraction in transition. Getting better.

    By this do you mean you're trying to keep the shoulder from sliding behind you at the top of the swing?

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  14. vanpooten added a post in a topic My Swing (Rfordeagle)   

    swing looks real nice, really like everything, especially your lower body movement, looks spot on to me

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  15. vanpooten added a post in a topic My Swing (vanpooten)   

    Thanks Beach.. I stopped using evolvr in August I think. Used a local instructor after that for a bit who I think screwed me up more than anything. Back swing plane was never something we talked about with evolvr, or seemed to be a concern. I personally don't see an issue with it, it's more of a one plane swing, and since my shoulders turn on a fairly inclined plane (and under my chin), I don't think it's a problem.

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