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  1. the17goose added a post in a topic My Swing (the17goose)   

    Here's an update of my swing, its been going well, lots of hard work and although still sometimes fall back into some bad habits such as letting the left elbow chicken wing a little I am seeing lots of improvement. I was looking at some swings i filmed today and I had a question about impact position. I see that guys like Tiger and Phil have that leading arm straight down with the shaft at impact and shortly thereafter. Looking at my swings, impact looks okay, but shortly after impact the club passes my hands as you can see below.

    How can I keep the club from passing my hands like this, why is it happening? (My shots are going relatively straight most misses are weak slices if that helps). Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

    This is what i am talking about...

    Here are a few videos so you can see what is going on...thanks

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  2. the17goose added a post in a topic The Sand Trap's TaylorMade #onebucket Twitter Sweepstakes   

    Why are florida residents excluded?
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  3. the17goose added a post in a topic My Swing (the17goose)   

    The ball flight is "normal", I'm not really sure what the preferred flight is but my ball is neither super high nor low, i would say its on the high side if anything. I am still working on my elbow position i have to really ingrain it the videos i posted were the first few successful swings i made with this change but its coming along nicely. I think my next change will be on my footwork on the downswing, i dont think I'm transitioning correctly because my left heel comes off the ground way early what do you think of this?
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  4. the17goose added a post in a topic My Swing (the17goose)   

    So I've been working on my elbow position at the top and took some video today. Let me know what you see.

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  5. the17goose added a topic in Golf Talk   

    Magical golf- Those perfect shots/strokes that you new were perfect the moment you hit it
    Hey guys, just wanted to hear about all of your "magical golf" experiences post below!

    I played a quick nine today and had 2 magical back to back golf shots. Magical golf shots don't happen everyday so I thought it was worth posting about. On a driveable par 4 I hit a terrible duck hook to the right (lefty) which left me a blind approach shot over some trees to the green. I had about 140 yards and pulled out an 8 iron and swung to a high finish. The ball took off with great trajectory soaring high over the trees and I followed it only to see it land pin high about 13 ft. When I addressed the ball to putt, everything felt  good, stroked it, and made the birdie.

    Finished the nine with a solid 42, left some out there but definitely took home some good moments!
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  6. the17goose added a post in a topic My Swing (the17goose)   


    Thank you for your input, I agree 100% with what you are saying.I actually started working on my left elbow today, and I just got back and read your comment which reinforces what I've been thinking. I'm not sure how I got into that habit of letting my elbow get soo out there, but you're right it feels completely weird trying to keep it in there even though I know its the correct move.

    I posted some other videos that I took today while i was trying to work on the elbow. I noticed that all of my shots today were pushed out to the left the only time I had one hit my target was when I forced myself to flipp hard with the hands which didn't feel "correct" to me.

    Thanks Again

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  7. the17goose added a post in a topic My Swing (the17goose)   

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, thought i would post more videos to give you guys different angles.

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  8. the17goose added a topic in Member Swings   

    My Swing (the17goose)
    My Swing

    I've been Playing Golf for: 4 years committed to a method for 1 year
    My current handicap index or average score is: 15
    My typical ball flight is: high
    The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: chunk/ push left


    Hey guys i'm new here so I thought I would post a video of my swing. This was taken earlier today, any comments/criticisms are welcomed. Thanks and happy new years!
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