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post #127 of 148

 

  1. A little more stretch in the backswing to help your turning rates increase - might feel like your backswing is all turning with little to no arm motion.
  2. Shove your ass forward and stop trying to force the arc of the swing with your arms flying off your chest quite so much. Jump, squeeze your ass.
  3. There is no three! :D
post #128 of 148
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

  1. A little more stretch in the backswing to help your turning rates increase - might feel like your backswing is all turning with little to no arm motion.
  2. Shove your ass forward and stop trying to force the arc of the swing with your arms flying off your chest quite so much. Jump, squeeze your ass.
  3. There is no three! :D

I might help to have someone else squeeze your ass at first, just to give you a feel for it.

post #129 of 148
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post



  1. A little more stretch in the backswing to help your turning rates increase - might feel like your backswing is all turning with little to no arm motion.
  2. Shove your ass forward and stop trying to force the arc of the swing with your arms flying off your chest quite so much. Jump, squeeze your ass.
  3. There is no three! :D

Sounds like a plan!
post #130 of 148
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Been working hard, making decent (but slow) backswing progress. Think I might have the changes down by today when I go to the range in a bit, then I can start to work on the downswing, because it looks ATROCIOUS. Updates coming later.
post #131 of 148
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I think a lot of work on the backswing is paying off. Pretty happy with this:








Downswing actually looks worse than I thought it would. e1_poo.gif

Weight stays back, little extension into impact/follow-through.
post #132 of 148
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I think a lot of work on the backswing is paying off. Pretty happy with this:

Downswing actually looks worse than I thought it would. e1_poo.gif

 

Very nice.  That is actually one of the things I need to work on.. it looks like you have made significant strides if you ask me!  Did your contact change at all or ball flight change when you finally made this change to the picture on the right?  

post #133 of 148

@jamo you're being too hard on yourself. Seriously, this is the best it's looked and worked in a long time.

 

Good timing, too, because this is your next bit:

 

 

post #134 of 148
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post

Very nice.  That is actually one of the things I need to work on.. it looks like you have made significant strides if you ask me!  Did your contact change at all or ball flight change when you finally made this change to the picture on the right?  

I couldn't tell you if my ball striking has changed much since I've been playing mostly indoors on mats. Before, my hips were so forward at A4 that I had no where to go from there. Now I'm more centered on the backswing, so I have space to move forward and extend from A4 to A7. That should help my ball striking.
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@jamo
 you're being too hard on yourself. Seriously, this is the best it's looked and worked in a long time.

Good timing, too, because this is your next bit:






Maybe it was just that I typed up the post at 1:30 AM. I'm thrilled that I finally don't have to worry about that backswing piece, and that I have a feel that works great.

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post #135 of 148
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Maybe it was just that I typed up the post at 1:30 AM. I'm thrilled that I finally don't have to worry about that backswing piece, and that I have a feel that works great.

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Wheeee it's like graduation :smartass:

post #136 of 148
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I couldn't tell you if my ball striking has changed much since I've been playing mostly indoors on mats. Before, my hips were so forward at A4 that I had no where to go from there. Now I'm more centered on the backswing, so I have space to move forward and extend from A4 to A7. That should help my ball striking.
Maybe it was just that I typed up the post at 1:30 AM. I'm thrilled that I finally don't have to worry about that backswing piece, and that I have a feel that works great.

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Damn, that's an athletic move for a big man. 

 

Nice!      :beer:

post #137 of 148
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Damn, that's an athletic move for a big man.

 

Nice!      :beer:

Yes,  A4 looks great @jamo!

post #138 of 148
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Wheeee it's like graduation z5_smartass.gif
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

Damn, that's an athletic move for a big man. 

Nice!      c2_beer.gif
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Yes,  A4 looks great @jamo
!


Thanks guys!
post #139 of 148
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For posterity, I should probably write down the feelings that worked the best. It was a combination of two: the propped/popped right hip feeling that Erik gave me (not sure if that one ever made it into an official video), and a general feeling that I was swinging like Rory McIlroy. I don't really know how to describe that, but just visualizing something in the way he moves his shoulders on the backswing seemed to work. Anything where I directly felt "stretching" didn't last long-term.


post #140 of 148
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Struggling a little bit at the moment trying to engrain the backswing piece as well as making downswing improvements. Basically I can do the backswing correct when I focus just on that, but I've also found myself cheating a bit at address to make the downswing a bit easier, which messes up the backswing and just generally ****s everything up.

Need to remind myself to take it slow and focus, which I just wanted to write down here. a1_smile.gif
post #141 of 148
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Those are both after practicing for a while with Mike's hip thrust and break drill.



(Forgot to take it at full speed.)
post #142 of 148

Looking good dude. When doing the drill make sure not to let the weight "roll" into the left heel. Try to keep it planted, will help with the thrust. Followthrough will be less level and feel more "tilted" right.

 

post #143 of 148
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

Looking good dude. When doing the drill make sure not to let the weight "roll" into the left heel. Try to keep it planted, will help with the thrust. Followthrough will be less level and feel more "tilted" right.



Great, I was actually wondering about that. Thanks.
post #144 of 148
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From today, me doing the drill. (It's slow motion again. Fast forward to the one minute mark for me actually hitting the ball.)

Definitely not easy to stop rolling onto my left heel. I went back and looked at some video, and I've been doing that for over a year now. But from all the videos I got today, when I managed to keep my foot down, everything looked much better.

Plenty of room to improve here though. MORE MORE MORE extension, I gotta tell myself.

Probably the last time I'll be going to the indoor range this season. They've got the outdoor mats open now at Southboro, and in a few weeks they'll probably have the grass open. Although, I seem to remember that place not opening the grass until later that you expect, so it might not be for a month.
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