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post #109 of 201
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Swing looks great. Ponky hosting an Open would be tough. Where the hell would we all park?

 

Connecticut.

post #110 of 201
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Where I am currently. More work to be done with the transition.








Looks like I have slipped into an old habit with my hips there on the backswing a bit, so I'll look to clean that up.
post #111 of 201
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I was going to say the ball looks too far back/handle too far forward for that sort of trajectory, but you pull it off perfectly so ... 

post #113 of 201
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I was going to say the ball looks too far back/handle too far forward for that sort of trajectory, but you pull it off perfectly so ... 

That's luck. Here's one I bladed:






Pretty much every video I have of myself blading one is because the ball's way too far back, which is stupid because that shot was from behind a bunker, and a no-bounce chip over a bunker to a narrow green isn't a great plan for success. Can't seem to get it through my thick skull that I have to move the ball forward.
post #114 of 201
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Can't seem to get it through my thick skull that I have to move the ball forward.

 

And not worry about any sort of shift or transfer. Set 90% weight forward, then just leave it there. No adding. PIVOT, don't slide for pitches.

post #115 of 201

Try this, take your stance like you do, then bring your front foot more towards your back one, maybe half your swing width. So the order would be, set up as normal, then bring your front foot back. This will help you be able to keep your weight forward with out shifting, and the ball would be effectively further up in your stance because now you shifted the swing back to meet it by moving were it bottoms out further back.

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post #117 of 201
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post

Try this, take your stance like you do, then bring your front foot more towards your back one, maybe half your swing width. So the order would be, set up as normal, then bring your front foot back. This will help you be able to keep your weight forward with out shifting, and the ball would be effectively further up in your stance because now you shifted the swing back to meet it by moving were it bottoms out further back.

Hey!  I like that!  seems so simple and no need to even think of shifting weight forward as this automatically does it for you. It felt awkward with a short iron as at first stance felt too narrow, but the results were immediate. No guess work, just "half your swing width" with whatever club your have.  Thanks!

post #118 of 201
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Not looking for advice or anything at the moment (feel free to post your thoughts if you'd like, of course), but for posterity here are the last videos I'll probably be able to take for a few months (including the first rear video I've posted):








Some things still need a lot of work.
post #119 of 201
I would've killed for you swing yesterday. Looks good to me.
post #120 of 201

Looking much better (at the pieces you've needed to work on).

 

Next you're going to need to clean up the exits (keeping your PP4 and PP5 intact longer) to stop hitting out so far (you may be flashing it left with the little roll-over of #3).

post #121 of 201
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Found out today that they closed down my driving range, East Coast Golf, to build some baseball fields and retail shops. I guess it makes sense because of all the development in the area (they just build a new plaza with Wegmans, Dick's Sporting Goods, Kohls, BJ's, etc. across the street), but on their website the owner says they were profitable up until the end. I guess I can believe that, but they made a bunch of moves that would indicate otherwise.

I'm mostly upset that I still had 10 paid-for buckets on my membership card that I'll never get to use.

It looks like I'll have to go to this place: http://southboroughgolf.com/membership.asp

I'm not particularly happy about it. They have a tendency to nickel and dime you over every last thing. For instance, you can buy memberships, but you have to pay $2 to use the grass tees every time. The big benefit of a membership is that I don't have to bring cash every time. Ugh.

I liked ECG's membership area. They had a machine so that you could just swipe your card rather than talking to a guy who tries to sell you on lessons. They kept that grass in decent shape, and it was wide open (i.e. plenty of space to set up the camera and not get in the way of other people) since the membership area was on the opposite side of the range. The short game area wasn't in terrific shape but it was HUGE, and if the range was empty you could hit right from the range to the short game area to simulate half wedge shots. The only downside was that during the summer the membership side was looking directly at the setting sun. Also, the putting green did suck.

Anyway, just venting. RIP ECG. If anyone wants to open a nice driving range near the intersection of the Mass Pike and I-495 in Massachusetts, I can't offer up a investment but I'll be your first customer and help you spread the word. a3_biggrin.gif
post #122 of 201
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Finally got to hit some range balls the past few days after over 3 months of nothing. Took some video.




Looks like a lot of the old stuff that I still need to work on.

These are all the current 12-20-13 video on the left against the 8-12-13 videos from August. Obviously the lighting isn't terrific in the recent videos.

Only real difference I see on the DTL comparisons are at A4. In August I was square to slightly over the line, this time I'm slightly laid off.



For face on, at A1 there are a few old issues. My grip has migrated stronger, my hands aren't as far forward, and my stance looks a tiny bit wider.



At A2 and A3, my hips are moving farther backwards but my head is still in roughly the same spot.





And as a result of that, I'm slightly more upright at A4.



Not getting my weight as far forward at impact. Less shaft lean. Yuck.

post #123 of 201
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Looks like a lot of the old stuff that I still need to work on.

Not getting my weight as far forward at impact. Less shaft lean. Yuck

 

No your hips aren't sliding forward like they used to during the backswing. Lots of good stuff.

 

Your hips do need to get more forward and more open (think of sliding them towards second base and the shortstop just a little bit more). Forward and open.

 

The rest looks better than when you were here. I think @mvmac will agree.

post #124 of 201
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

No your hips aren't sliding forward like they used to during the backswing. Lots of good stuff.

 

Your hips do need to get more forward and more open (think of sliding them towards second base and the shortstop just a little bit more). Forward and open.

 

The rest looks better than when you were here. I think @mvmac will agree.

 

Yeah absolutely.  Backswing looks pretty good, make sure the weight doesn't get too much into your toes at A1.  Downswing, more "squish the ball under the left foot" as the hips open.

post #125 of 201
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Yeah absolutely.  Backswing looks pretty good, make sure the weight doesn't get too much into your toes at A1.  Downswing, more "squish the ball under the left foot" as the hips open.
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

No your hips aren't sliding forward like they used to during the backswing. Lots of good stuff.

Your hips do need to get more forward and more open (think of sliding them towards second base and the shortstop just a little bit more). Forward and open.

The rest looks better than when you were here. I think @mvmac
 will agree.

Ah, okay. That makes much more sense. Thanks, guys.
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These all felt like I was swinging at 40%.
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