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post #127 of 326
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No offense, but I'm not sure we're on the same page here mate, literally or figuratively. a2_wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Stretch View Post

I've had a couple of really good Evolvr lessons recently, one from Mac and one from James, that have got me hitting the ball better right now than I've ever hit it before. Period.

 

Keys have been setting up with the hips a little more forward, stable left knee on the backswing, then focusing pretty much solely on getting the right leg straight in the downswing.

 

Don't have any new video to show, but this scorecard from today should substantiate my basic claims re striking. a1_smile.gif

 

Fresh breeze off the ocean, probably 18 mph or so. The 14th was straight downwind and I tried to drive it, missed right and was impeded by bushes, so had to play back toward the tee. 17th was straight into the wind, hit a hard 3 wood right at the stick but came up just short in the green-side bunker. Putting was the usual shite.

 

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Nice round Stretch.  89% GIR!  That's crazy.  Sounds like we're working on similar things:  stable left knee on backswing and head-back jumping on downswing.  It's nice to know where that ball's going every single time, isn't it?  Now to sort out the putting....

 

post #129 of 326
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Originally Posted by Stretch View Post

I've had a couple of really good Evolvr lessons recently, one from Mac and one from James, that have got me hitting the ball better right now than I've ever hit it before. Period.

Keys have been setting up with the hips a little more forward, stable left knee on the backswing, then focusing pretty much solely on getting the right leg straight in the downswing.

Don't have any new video to show, but this scorecard from today should substantiate my basic claims re striking. a1_smile.gif

Fresh breeze off the ocean, probably 18 mph or so. The 14th was straight downwind and I tried to drive it, missed right and was impeded by bushes, so had to play back toward the tee. 17th was straight into the wind, hit a hard 3 wood right at the stick but came up just short in the green-side bunker. Putting was the usual shite.

Do we have a "Most Improved Over the Last Two Years Award?" You'd win.
post #130 of 326
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Originally Posted by Stretch View Post

I've had a couple of really good Evolvr lessons recently, one from Mac and one from James, that have got me hitting the ball better right now than I've ever hit it before. Period.

Keys have been setting up with the hips a little more forward, stable left knee on the backswing, then focusing pretty much solely on getting the right leg straight in the downswing.

Don't have any new video to show, but this scorecard from today should substantiate my basic claims re striking. a1_smile.gif

Fresh breeze off the ocean, probably 18 mph or so. The 14th was straight downwind and I tried to drive it, missed right and was impeded by bushes, so had to play back toward the tee. 17th was straight into the wind, hit a hard 3 wood right at the stick but came up just short in the green-side bunker. Putting was the usual shite.

Do we have a "Most Improved Over the Last Two Years Award?" You'd win.


Got my vote c2_beer.gif   Nice round Stretch!  Thanks for the mention

 

 

post #131 of 326
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Nov.25.jpg

No video, because it was really windy and that shirt is just a little short and, I'm not going to lie, I've been drinking quite a lot of beer lately. There was gut popout into the finish. z4_blink.gif

post #132 of 326

Dude you have improved out of sight. Loving the cricket hat too. 

post #133 of 326
P7 looking really good sir. I lost my cricket hat, hard to find a replacement here in Texas.
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Nov.25.jpg

No video, because it was really windy and that shirt is just a little short and, I'm not going to lie, I've been drinking quite a lot of beer lately. There was gut popout into the finish. z4_blink.gif


 

My newly acquired gut popout has forced me to try and drop 10lbs.  Otherwise I use it as a good swing key, knowing that I got my hips forward with my head back.

 

post #135 of 326
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Only peripherally swing-related -- I treated myself to a new driver for Christmas. Exact same head (Wishon 919THI, 11 degree, square) and total MOI but in white this time. Plus the shaft is all ninja and shit. Woop woop woop woop woop.

 

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post #136 of 326
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Originally Posted by Stretch View Post

Only peripherally swing-related -- I treated myself to a new driver for Christmas. Exact same head (Wishon 919THI, 11 degree, square) and total MOI but in white this time. Plus the shaft is all ninja and shit. Woop woop woop woop woop.

 

CIMG0116.jpg

 

 



THAT IS THE COOLEST DRIVER EVER

 

post #137 of 326
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Originally Posted by Stretch View Post

 

...Plus the shaft is all ninja and shit.



Oh, are those shuriken? At first glance they looked like pretty little snowflakes. :-)

post #138 of 326
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Couple of actual-speed swings with a 9 iron on a nice Cape Town summer day. Not the best, but have certainly committed worse crimes against geometry. Cut off the ball in the FO view because I'm a numpty and forgot the aspect ratio changes when you go out of slow-mo.

 

 

 

One thing noticeable is that I've started bouncing/fidgeting in my setup before letting it go. Very odd. Can actually see the club head tapping against the turf. Had no idea I was doing that! b5_confused.gif

post #139 of 326
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And one slo-mo driver swing -- because it illustrates so clearly how I get into shit right away between P1 and P2. Minimal time to make maximum compensatory action from there. d2_doh.gif

 

 

Can see from the sticks on the ground that I have to aim my baseline way right to create a straight-to-slight-draw shot cone.

 

 

post #140 of 326

Yeah, real quick Stretch, just consider the feeling of "in and up". Hands in early, then feel like they do nothing but go UP. You have a bit of the same problem I have in getting the hands almost "too deep."

 

But overall, knowing the things you've been working on, they've definitely improved.

post #141 of 326
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Yeah, real quick Stretch, just consider the feeling of "in and up". Hands in early, then feel like they do nothing but go UP. You have a bit of the same problem I have in getting the hands almost "too deep."

 

But overall, knowing the things you've been working on, they've definitely improved.



This is what I'm working on, and that's good advice for me as well.  I went from arms feeling "all in", carrying 256y average, to "all up", carrying 285y but with lots of inconsistency, to a very brief stretch of "in first, then up" carrying 305+y nice push-draw, and back to "extremely all in", carrying 235y average with a push-hook.  My grandpa outdrove me twice this weekend and he's had hip surgery and hangs back on his downswing.  Not fun times no matter who you are.  The only saving grace is that I know without a doubt that if I just make what feels like my "normal" swing, it will go left.

post #142 of 326
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Yeah, real quick Stretch, just consider the feeling of "in and up". Hands in early, then feel like they do nothing but go UP. You have a bit of the same problem I have in getting the hands almost "too deep."

 

But overall, knowing the things you've been working on, they've definitely improved.


Obviously agree with Erik, want to add a visual to get the hands more "up".  Hands can't ascend it if the right elbow stays "high"

 

Stretch swing pic 1.jpg

 

 

post #143 of 326

Bend those knees mate! And try not straightening your right leg at the top. Focus on keeping your right knee and thigh stable and turn your right hip. If your hip turns more, your shoulders will follow.

post #144 of 326
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Originally Posted by Sterlingar View Post

Bend those knees mate! And try not straightening your right leg at the top. Focus on keeping your right knee and thigh stable and turn your right hip. If your hip turns more, your shoulders will follow.



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