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post #19 of 49

Re: My swing

Your swing reminds me a lot of Sergio's, just a much quicker tempo - that's meant to be a compliment, by the way.

I don't really have any suggestions besides you look a LITTLE hunched at address, nothing major but I'd say pull your shoulders back a little bit...but nothing that is a necessary change.

It looks really good, and you must hit the ball a mile.

What is your handicap? You have 99 in your sig but I'm thinking it can't be that .....lol.
post #20 of 49

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Great swing. I love your takeaway and the way you load on your downswing.

What is the short game like?
post #21 of 49

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I hate to pick because your swing is very, very good but you are under plane pretty after you reach the top of your back swing.

It isn't by much but you are definitely under plane as you transition from the top to your forward swing.

I'm guessing your misses are a very high cut to the right or a pull draw?

If you can generate that much lag while being on plane coming down (which I have no doubt that you can with a little effort) then you'd be pretty deadly.
post #22 of 49

Re: My swing

after watching those videos ive come to the conclusion that you are lying about your handicap being 99 :)
post #23 of 49
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Re: My swing

Originally Posted by grantc79 View Post
I hate to pick because your swing is very, very good but you are under plane pretty after you reach the top of your back swing.

It isn't by much but you are definitely under plane as you transition from the top to your forward swing.

I'm guessing your misses are a very high cut to the right or a pull draw?

If you can generate that much lag while being on plane coming down (which I have no doubt that you can with a little effort) then you'd be pretty deadly.
thanks guys.

My miss is just a huge block to the right or an occasional slice. I never miss it left.

You are right that I'm a little bit under plane at the top of my backswing. I'll work on that.
Emulate Sergio's back swing position just before he reaches 3:00 O'Clock. You will notice the hands have worked back slightly inside before the club -- in other words, the club stays in the same "above the hands" position it had at address. This one little move, which help guard against getting trapped inside will help eliminate most pushes and it helps you keep extension.
Thanks, I will try that.

I'm a +2 btw.

What is the short game like?
My short game is really good. Putting could be a little better. The thing is I make bad decisions on the course which get me in trouble a lot.
post #24 of 49

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Originally Posted by LongballGer View Post
thanks guys.

My miss is just a huge block to the right or an occasional slice. I never miss it left.

You are right that I'm a little bit under plane at the top of my backswing. I'll work on that.
Basically you have the same mindset as JB Holmes I'm guessing.

Your plane is a hair under so if you have normal wrist action you would wind up with draws on good shots and pull hooks on bad shots. Like Trevino said you can talk to a slice but a hook won't listen.

Its basically just a chicken or the egg situation as far as that goes. Did you have a swing that was a little too inside and thus developed wrist action that would stay away from the hooks or vice versa.

Either way you have tons of lag and are quite long (I'm just guessing you hit it a mile because with your mechanics if you don't I'd be shocked) so you basically just insure that you do not over roll the wrist at impact and you take the left side of the course completely out of play.

Honestly, its a great way to play golf (see JB Holmes, Lee Trevino and others) who just play straight shots and cuts all day long.

That said if you do wind up getting your swing more on plane and develop more of a horizontal hinge wrist release at impact you will pick up some more yards (like you need it) and you will be able to shape shots at will around the course a lot more freely.

I'm not quite sure if you want that though to be honest.
post #25 of 49
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Re: My swing

Ok, so basically I copied ryan moores backswing and I'm in a perfect position at the top now which looks very similar to Retief Goosens. I also don't come that far from the inside anymore. I gotta experiment with this a little and see how it holds up on the course.

post #26 of 49

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Originally Posted by LongballGer View Post
Ok, so basically I copied ryan moores backswing and I'm in a perfect position at the top now which looks very similar to Retief Goosens. I also don't come that far from the inside anymore. I gotta experiment with this a little and see how it holds up on the course.

Downswing looks perfect now.

Backswing is over plane though now

Try this.........

For your takeaway pull the club back using your right forearm on as straight of a line as possible for about 20 inches or so. Do it pretty slowly and try to make your chest point directly at the club head the entire time you pull it back.

Once you move it back 20 inches stop your body pivot and just fan your arms upwards. Don't keep going around or you will be inside. Just think UP.

That will have you about as on plane as possible.
post #27 of 49

Re: My swing

Originally Posted by LongballGer View Post
Ok, so basically I copied ryan moores backswing and I'm in a perfect position at the top now which looks very similar to Retief Goosens. I also don't come that far from the inside anymore. I gotta experiment with this a little and see how it holds up on the course.

Perfect downswing. You have a really solid swing.

But backswing now is a little off. Too much outside...just a hair.

Man I wish I could combine my backswing with your downswing.
post #28 of 49

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nothing wrong with your great swing (jealous)

At times, you might have the tendancy to get too far under the swing plane on the forward swing (resulting in the rare hook or block)
post #29 of 49

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If you pause at impact you are way up on your right foot. I don't know if its something your fine with doing or not. I try to keep my right foot on the ground until just before impact. I tend to do the same move you do, which causes me to spin out sometimes with a weak push result.
post #30 of 49
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My Swing (LongballGer)

Hi all,

 

DTL

 

 

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Comments, constructive criticism etc welcome...

post #31 of 49

Great looking swing...  I really don't know if I'm qualified to give you advice.  If you could post another video with a shirt that contrasts better with the background it would be easier to identify the mechanics of your swing.

post #32 of 49

very nice swing, but a few small things wrong.

 

just tell us whats wrong with your swing, how you hit the ball and what you want to fix.

post #33 of 49

Just three questions for now

 

  1. Did you flip the videos? Your profile has you as a lefty.
  2. What's your normal ball flight? Your typical "good shot" flight?
  3. What's your trouble shot? The one that gives you the most problems?
post #34 of 49
Thread Starter 


1. I dont know why my profile says I´m a lefty. I´m right handed though.

 

2. A draw.

 

3. My bad shot is a snap hook or a big push.

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Just three questions for now

 

  1. Did you flip the videos? Your profile has you as a lefty.
  2. What's your normal ball flight? Your typical "good shot" flight?
  3. What's your trouble shot? The one that gives you the most problems?
post #35 of 49

Really nice swing.

 

Considering that your misses are over hooks and straight pushes, you can, at times approach the ball too much from the inside.  This is happening, in part, because your right knee increases it's flex in the backswing, which gets you in a position at the top, with not enough tilt to your left side (shoulder center too far back).  You have an excellent forward move with your legs and hips.  However, if you approach the ball with forward legs and a too far back shoulder center, you can tend to approach the ball too much from the inside resulting in overdraws and straight pushes. 

 

Also, work on maintaining the "flying wedge" longer.  I notice that your hands rotate quickly after impact.  I hypothesize that if you do this a fraction early, depending on where it happens, you'll get a straight push or an overdraw.

 

 

Other thing I notice:

The flex in your right knee increases in your backswing  (your right knee is more flexed at the top of the backswing than it is at address)

Try making backswings with your right knee lessening it's flex.  This should improve your turn (will get your shoulder center more forward at the top of the backswing and at impact) and keep your hips on a better backswing plane.

post #36 of 49

looks like your follow through is a little high. if your hitting a draw shouldnt your follow through be a little lower.

 

plus you usually want to match your follow though with your backswing.

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