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post #145 of 331
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Progress! First round under par. c2_beer.gif

 

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Annoyed there's still a 3 putt on there. Have been working hard on my putting. But the true crime was hitting it 30 feet past and above the hole in the first place. Cost me a bogey on the next hole, too, when I got onto the tee box still steaming and tried to hit my drive into outer space. I will learn from this. Zen. I am water. Zen.

 

In the swing, working on getting my hands ascending faster. Good feel for me seems to be "free the left arm". If #4 accumulator loads under the left pec, then I'm too far inside.

post #146 of 331
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Progress! First round under par. c2_beer.gif

 

In the swing, working on getting my hands ascending faster. Good feel for me seems to be "free the left arm". If #4 accumulator loads under the left pec, then I'm too far inside.



This is why I've become increasingly annoyed with the "stick tees under your armpits and keep them there" advice.  It forces you to never lift your arms otherwise the tee will bury in your armpit somewhere and possibly fall out.  It's just reaked havoc on my swing.

post #147 of 331
Well done stretch. Impressive.
post #148 of 331

Nice round! Love the blistering 3 under in 5 holes finish. What stat program do you use?

post #149 of 331
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Nice round! Love the blistering 3 under in 5 holes finish. What stat program do you use?


Thanks man. I use GolfShot on my iPhone for range finding, score keeping and stat tracking. Well designed and very user friendly.

 

http://golfshot.com/

 

 

post #150 of 331

Stretch,

 

You're still swinging that club way too inside on the backswing.  You need to get to a better position at the top have a decent chance of making a good swing at the ball.  Here is a drill that will help you get to a better position:

 

1) Stand with your back to a wall, about 2 feet away. 

2) Take the club back slowly at first so you do not hit the wall.

3) Repeat the process until you look like the picture at the top of the swing.

 

Give it a try and let me know how it works.

 

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~Scott, Teaching Pro

post #151 of 331
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Thanks Fender. I know it. But it's a bitch of a habit to break!

 

I have pretty much a perfect P4 in my practice swing. Put a ball down and ... b4_blushing.gif

post #152 of 331
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Good times. Good times. d2_doh.gif


Edited by Stretch - 2/16/12 at 11:36am
post #153 of 331

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post #154 of 331
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Full swing: Working on takeaway, arms in front through the swing, tracing the straight plane line.

 

Short game: Working on flighting pitches and putting from 6 - 12 feet.

 

Bogeyed the last today to avoid breaking 70 for the first time. Knob knob knob knob knob knnnnnnoooooooooooooobbbbb! 

 

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post #155 of 331

Great playing Stretch, only 1 bogey, very impressive

post #156 of 331

Gotta love hole-out eagles...  Nice round.  Based on how everything is starting to gel with what Mike and Erik had me work on, and how well controlled my clubface is after impact, and how tight my misses are, I'm looking forward to posting some scores like this sometime this year, fingers crossed.

post #157 of 331
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Not doing too well at the moment. Old habits have been worming back into my swing, with the result that my consistency has disappeared. Currently capable of hitting 13/14 GIRs one day and 6/7 the next.

 

As noted many times before, the swing killer for me is the left arm working way too deep and the right elbow sliding behind the right hip in the latter part of the backswing. It's a shit show after that.

 

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post #158 of 331
I've gotten off track recently--very competitive golf matches (for me) three weeks ago and bad habits crept back in under pressure. A couple of video range sessions and a relaxing 18 should help fix things and boost confidence.
post #159 of 331

Sorry to hear that, but also a little bit relieved, since this is what I'm going through as well.  Misery loves company.  b2_tongue.gif  I've gotten so used to good swings that when I make a bad one, I don't even try to save it and just let the club do whatever.  Results in some ridiculous shots, usually straight right into the bushes off the toe.  If I get lucky, I'll whiff and try to reset and give myself one more chance.  For me, breakdowns are because of physical pain, pressure, or both.  Most likely physical pain.  Hang in there and do some slow motion drills for a week or so.

post #160 of 331
I've got the same issue Stretch. Arms come back too low when I go back to bad old habits. I try to think I am swinging like Jim Furyk to get the higher position at P4. This gets me back on track.
post #161 of 331
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Not doing too well at the moment. Old habits have been worming back into my swing, with the result that my consistency has disappeared. Currently capable of hitting 13/14 GIRs one day and 6/7 the next.

 

As noted many times before, the swing killer for me is the left arm working way too deep and the right elbow sliding behind the right hip in the latter part of the backswing. It's a shit show after that.

 

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Stretch letting that right scapula travel too much - is an issue Grant pointed out when I worked with him in March at a clinic... Looks like you have the same issue from the photos.  I have been working on it too - but one of the biggest things I did to help reduce it from happening is shortening my left shoulder turn.  Get it under your chin/shirt button... But I was actually letting my left shoulder/arm to travel too far back - which forces that right scapula/arm/elbow to keep moving - which pulls that right elbow off your trunk and away like found in your photo.  Doing mirror work really helps with this so you can see your plane.

post #162 of 331
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Well, I finally got pissed off enough to go and see a pro. Fortunately, I found a really good one close(ish) to home. Quintin van der Berg (Leadbetter, TGM, MORAD, now 5SK) showed me how to consistently shift my baseline out to the right and get my club face under enough control to produce a playable straight/draw pattern. Because I'm not deflecting everything, I can hit the ball longer and the change in the geometry means a higher ball flight through the bag.

 

Its going to take a bunch of "reps" for sure, but now feel like I have a real chance to put a decent move on the ball instead of just endlessly polishing the same old turd. a1_smile.gif

 

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