Re: My Swing (Mordan)
Thanks to everyone who has taken a look. I seem to be able to repeat this swing fairly consistently on the range but I'm not doing it consistently enough on the course yet. 2 months ago I was still doing a big sway back on my backswing and no real forward hip move on my downswing.
I've long been a 10 or 15 rounds a year player, always hoping that just a few more rounds would lead to consistency and better scores. Then I'd stop playing for a while and lose any progress I'd made by the next time I dragged the clubs out. I've now joined a club so I can keep playing year round and have realised that just repeating the same bad moves over and over isn't miraculously going to make them into good moves.
Originally Posted by bogeyhitter25
Unfortunately I seem to have all the touch and finesse of an elephant at the moment. I shot 94 this morning. I hit 50% of fairways (and only one of the misses was a bad one that left me without a decent second shot) and had 30 putts, so there's a lot of shots gone missing between my second and getting on the green. Many of them flubbed chips or bladed shots leaving me no closer just over the other side of the green.
Originally Posted by uttexas
Thanks uttexas. I can see a bit of a kink in my elbows during the follow through, is that what you mean by not maintaining my arm extension?
Originally Posted by senorchipotle
I'm taking a really deep divot, which would indicate hitting down too much. How do I control that? And what is the difference between alligator arming and maintaining the flying wedge?
Originally Posted by James_Black
If you'd asked me if I moved my left foot during my swing without me having seen it on video I would have said no. I think it's part of the bigger problem of my legs being over-active. I think I need to concentrate on keeping my whole lower half much quieter during the backswing.
I'm taking such a deep divot that my club head is almost stalling completely at the bottom, I'm guessing that without that the club head might get ahead of my hands quite a bit quicker during my follow though.
My bad miss with my driver is when I don't shift my weight forward (at all) and do a huge flip at the ball just to make contact leading to a high and wild slice that heads at least one fairway right. It's much less common since I've realised what I was doing wrong but it's pretty much been my biggest problem off the tee for as long as i can remember.
Originally Posted by Zeph
Zeph, really appreciate you taking the time to take such a detailed look.
I noticed the bend in the left arm, I think I just run out of flexibility in my back and my shoulders stop but my hands keep going a little further meaning my left arm bends. I think it's probably just a matter of being aware of it and concentrating on keeping it straight.
I think the weight shift back is a pretty big improvement on what it used to be, I never videoed it but I'm pretty sure it used to be worse. I'll keep working at it.
With the left knee, when you say move forward rather than back, do you mean forward as in over my toes rather than forwards towards my target? I've been feeling like I've been putting too much pressure on my left knee, and looking at how it moves during my swing I'm not surprised it hasn't felt right.
It seems that impact position is something that a lot of people struggle with, so I'm very happy to hear that mine looks good. I can't say it's something I consciously worked on, just seems to be a happy accident of the change to get my weight forward.
I read somewhere that the lower body should really be passive in the swing and only do what it needs to do to allow the upper body to do it's work. I think that's what I need to work on, a more stable base will hopefully lead to a more consistent swing.
Now that I've joined a club I will get the pro to check my clubs. I'd say they sit pretty much flat at address, I can see how they droop during the swing. They were an ebay purchase (Mizuno MX-17s with stiff shafts) and I've no idea how they were setup originally.
I position the ball in the middle for my irons, about 2 inches further forward for hybrids, a little further forward for my 3 wood and just inside my left heel for the driver. I'm struggling to find a comfortable set up at address for my driver at the moment, but I watched the golf evolution youtube video and tried to copy that set up today and hit the ball really well so hopefully I'm on the right track there.
Again thanks to everyone who has taken a look and given me some suggestions. Cheers.