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@mvmac is taking too long, so… :-D

 

post #344 of 541
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Thanks for the post mvmac!  Question:  does the height of the hands relative to the hips in the follow-though correlate to distance hitting the ball, or is this more of an individual thing/personal preference?  It seems when I'm looking at some of the last videos posted, that this is one thing that varies more widely from golfer to golfer.

 

With good pitching technique, you generally don't have the butt of the club get much higher than belt/belly button height into the followthrough.

 

Good example here with Lee Westwood (and everyone else I posted), note where the butt of the club finishes.

 

 

post #345 of 541

Okay, got it - Thanks Erik & mvmac!  Keep the butt of the club at waist-ish high.    Can't wait to work on this!  I heard the weather might finally break & we're supposd to get temps approaching (gasp) 60 this weekend!   That will keepme out of trouble with the wife - I was trying this in the basement & hit the wall & ceiling a couple of times haha!

post #346 of 541
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Okay, got it - Thanks Erik & mvmac!  Keep the butt of the club at waist-ish high.    Can't wait to work on this!  I heard the weather might finally break & we're supposd to get temps approaching (gasp) 60 this weekend!   That will keepme out of trouble with the wife - I was trying this in the basement & hit the wall & ceiling a couple of times haha!

 

Yeah make sure the weight is forward and you just pivot around that left leg. Arms will feel "soft" as you brush the grass.

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Yeah make sure the weight is forward and you just pivot around that left leg. Arms will feel "soft" as you brush the grass.
I tend to pull these pretty regularly, any thoughts?
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I used to have that problem. For me I had to make sure I was not trying to hit the ball. When I pull my pitches I'm kind of accelerating to much on my down swing. When I hit these shots I basically try to match my tempo on the takeaway and downswing.
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I tend to pull these pretty regularly, any thoughts?

 

More floaty feeling with the hands. Meaning, feel the wrists break quicker in the downswing, feel like the clubhead is gaining lag. Your probably flipping down at the ball creating an over the top move in the pitch, pulling them. Or you using too much rotation in the body so you'll spin out and pull the clubpath left. When I hit pulls its usually this. Try to get the club to just glide under the ball with a lazy motion. 

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I tend to pull these pretty regularly, any thoughts?

 

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More floaty feeling with the hands. Meaning, feel the wrists break quicker in the downswing, feel like the clubhead is gaining lag. Your probably flipping down at the ball creating an over the top move in the pitch, pulling them. Or you using too much rotation in the body so you'll spin out and pull the clubpath left. When I hit pulls its usually this. Try to get the club to just glide under the ball with a lazy motion.

 

The "paintbrush" feel that Erik mentions in the video is a great feel for me.

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The "paintbrush" feel that Erik mentions in the video is a great feel for me.

 

I think if we did that it would be considered expressionism 

post #352 of 541
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I think if we did that it would be considered expressionism

 

You have to engage your inner artist....

 

......especially if you want to draw the ball.   :-$

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You have to engage your inner artist....

 

......especially if you want to draw the ball.   :-$

 

 

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I tend to pull these pretty regularly, any thoughts?

Likely because of the same thing in your full swing. Really have to feel like you're under the plane pitching.
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Likely because of the same thing in your full swing. Really have to feel like you're under the plane pitching.

 

Yeah it's ok to let that face "roll open" more than on a full shot. Allows you to have a shallow AoA and helps the club head swing freely.

 

 

 

In case anyone you haven't seen it @Ernest Jones

 

 

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Hit some pitches today ;-)

 

 

 

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Again ,if it works it's right, but you seem to have a lot of forward knee action down through the finish.

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Again ,if it works it's right, but you seem to have a lot of forward knee action down through the finish.
What happens after you hit the ball is irrelevant. @mvmac looks to have minimal lower body motion into impact. The important thing here is that his body pivots, but Mike can answer for himself better than I can.
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What happens after you hit the ball is irrelevant. @mvmac looks to have minimal lower body motion into impact. The important thing here is that his body pivots, but Mike can answer for himself better than I can.

Well I'm not sure what happens after is irrelevant .It happens for a reason,that reason being what the swing is demanding of the body on the way to proper impact.

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Well I'm not sure what happens after is irrelevant .It happens for a reason,that reason being what the swing is demanding of the body on the way to proper impact.
The ball doesn't know or care what you do after it's hit.
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