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post #73 of 79

iacas....my understanding is the Hogan right ankle/foot was to set up the right knee brace which in turn set up lower body resistance to the upper body turn creating torque .

post #74 of 79
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iacas....my understanding is the Hogan right ankle/foot was to set up the right knee brace which in turn set up lower body resistance to the upper body turn creating torque .

 

Your understanding is wrong, as is your belief that the X-Factor still exists and is used. Most PGA Tour pros turn their hips a good amount.

 

The backswing adds forces to the right foot, but they're relatively stable forces that lack torque and thus don't require much traction.

 

You also continue to use vague terms. Sign of someone who doesn't know what he's actually saying, likely because  he's just parroting someone else.

post #75 of 79
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Thanks guys; I'll take a look at the left heel idea as it all makes sense. If the weight shifts to the left heel the hips will open more which exactly what I'm looking for at the moment.

Incidentally I don't feel like I push or pull with my feet; I feel like I just "move" my center of gravity, even though that makes no sense.

The best description I can think of is like walking; I don't 'feel' like I'm pushing off with the rear foot, nor pulling with the front foot, it's the movement of weight that propels me.

post #76 of 79
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Originally Posted by MiniBlueDragon View Post
 

Thanks guys; I'll take a look at the left heel idea as it all makes sense. If the weight shifts to the left heel the hips will open more which exactly what I'm looking for at the moment.

Incidentally I don't feel like I push or pull with my feet; I feel like I just "move" my center of gravity, even though that makes no sense.

The best description I can think of is like walking; I don't 'feel' like I'm pushing off with the rear foot, nor pulling with the front foot, it's the movement of weight that propels me.

 

Studies have shown that you use your core to move your hips forward. Your trail leg does very, very little on the downswing.

 

The act of walking is simply catching yourself from falling, repeatedly. :)

post #77 of 79
Thread Starter 

Pleh; there's still something wrong with my pivot. Can't seem to hold onto that lag for long enough:



And here are my MTRx stats:

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Getting the hips open more at impact now which is a start but still needs more work.
Acceleration seems excellent and so does Peak Time when compared to "pro" scores (the blue towers in the image).

Someone suggested trying to limit my hip turn more based on those numbers.

post #78 of 79
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Well I've been working hard on getting the left heel down more but the pivot I think(?) is still stalling, hence the chicken wing.

This was taken this morning (local par 3 9 hole practice course in case anyone thinks I normally golf in trainers, t-shirt and trackies ;) ):



Swing felt solid, nice powerful flight and shot shape was a push which is my "bad" shot at the moment. Good shot is a lovely soft draw.

Over all the swing feels lovely at the moment except for the inconsistency and that feels like it's related to those hips not being open at impact and the resulting pivot problem.

post #79 of 79
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Right; now that spring is officially here no more lessons or swing changes for me unless the wheels come off.

Going to stick to what I have currently and just play golf.

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