or Connect
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Practice Range › Member Swings › My Swing (Ernest Jones)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

My Swing (Ernest Jones) - Page 12

post #199 of 1006
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by iacas View Post

 

Look up the info on turning the hips on their inclined plane, then do that more. :)

Thanks for pointing that out, I can see what you mean. My next evolvr submission might be a while due to my reduced practice schedule but I'm pretty happy with where I'm at, particularly in light of my reduced practice schedule.

 

a1_smile.gif

post #200 of 1006
Thread Starter 
Lol. I can foresee an immediate future with me practicing with an alignment stick in my pants trying to get this down.
post #201 of 1006

Looking very good there EJ.   noticed you did not have a lot of  follow through on swing 2 and 3, but I have not read all the thread and you may well be working on something that does not require completing the swing.  I am also curious as why you report your rounds for 9 holes. I know awhile back you stated something like you had yet to break 51, and the last ones you posted a 46/48 and said you had only one "round" over 50.  So the improvement is evident.  I have had some good 9 hole rounds also, with the most recent low at 41, but I usually blow it all to heck on the other 9 and still end up in the mid nineties.  I am anxious to get set up and record a decent video that folks can pick apart.  It will be soon. I want to do it right and will set up with alignment rods as you suggested, I ordered a tripod and it should arrive tomorrow. The camera I am using is marginal, but for now it will be adequate. Its actually pretty good out of doors.  Keep it up, I wish I had "half" the dedication that you possess.

post #202 of 1006
Thread Starter 

Somehow lost everything I had gained recently. Back to being steep, back to cutting across the ball, back to an out-of-control trail foot.

 

SO frustrating after some of my biggest steps forward 2 days ago and then 20 minutes ago I was hitting ****ing push-slices with a 52* wedge FFS. 

 

Anyone wanna buy some clubs...

c4_mad.gif

 

I guess I better just go back to being on vacation before my wife strangles meb2_tongue.gif. Time to drink some beer and reset.

 

Posting the video for posterity's sake. Not necessarily looking for commentary as I can pretty much see the crap myself but feel free to call me hack, duffer, loser, bozo or whatever else comes to mind. I'll be drinking by the pool...

post #203 of 1006

It happens bud.  I shot the 36 yesterday and then 42 this morning.  Just stick with it and keep working hard.  I admire your dedication and can relate to the frustration.  But most importantly, you Canadians are allowed too much vacation time.  b2_tongue.gif

post #204 of 1006

EJ...Don't be so hard on yourself .Golf is like that  I know that you and I do not always agree, but give me some credit, I've been around this game a long time. Sometimes you can "over train". Just relax, get out and PLAY GOLF for the game's sake. Don't worry about score, heck, don't even keep score. You will be surprised, suddenly you will hit that "perfect" shot, followed by another, then another......I am sure you have heard the anecdote "Paralysis by Analysis". There is a lot to that. After you find your game again,then you can practice on certain areas if you like. You have come a very long way from your own accounts. These are "true" accomplishments.  Set your own standards, don't follow somebody else's. 

 

I like the idea of the Molson's.  (I drink it too when I can find it, either that or Steinlager).  There are a couple of articles in this month's Golf Digest that address these and similar issues.

post #205 of 1006
Thread Starter 

Thanks Hacker James. Don't worry, I'm very resilient, I just like to vent once in a while.I also haven't been able to play golf in several weeks so I'm definitely getting inside my own head a little too much. It's all good and I'm not anywhere near as hard on myself as my posts would lead some to believe, like I said, just venting.

 

c4_mad.gifa3_biggrin.gif

post #206 of 1006

as he reaches for another cold Molson......c2_beer.gif

post #207 of 1006
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hacker James View Post

as he reaches for another cold Molson......c2_beer.gif
Well actually molson, labatt etc...are all piss but I get your point. I'm washing my woes in Spanish Rioja right now.
post #208 of 1006

Ernest, you are always helping the rest of us and I wish I could give give back some meaningful advice. Unfortunately, I don't know #*$^ about golf. But I read enough posts by single-digit players to realize they have the same struggles as the rest of us. You know you'll get it back - probably the next time out. Likewise, no matter how good you get, this won't be the last time you have a crappy day.

 

That wasn't very meaningful was it? Damn it! I suck at golf and am even worse at trying to be supportive.

post #209 of 1006

You suck and should probably quit golf. I'll give you $200 for your clubs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or you can stop whining and keep at it. b2_tongue.gif

 

Roadblocks come along, we all regress (some more than others...me), but just keep choppin' wood. You'll be fine.

post #210 of 1006
Thread Starter 

LOL, seriously all, thanks for the support but it's hardly intervention time. I'm fine, gotta take a break for a few days and then go back at it slow and specific and build back up to where I was when I lost it all. I was getting ahead of myself and instead of practicing on the edge of my ability, I was neglecting to continue to build my foundation. Funny game golf, building a swing is like stacking marbles.

post #211 of 1006
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slice of Life View Post

You suck and should probably quit golf. I'll give you $200 for your clubs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or you can stop whining and keep at it. b2_tongue.gif

 

Roadblocks come along, we all regress (some more than others...me), but just keep choppin' wood. You'll be fine.

You sound like my wife, well except for the $200 part...

a2_wink.gif

 

Jeez, I guess I better find somewhere else to do my venting. Tough crowd LOL.

post #212 of 1006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

You sound like my wife, well except for the $200 part...

a2_wink.gif

 

Jeez, I guess I better find somewhere else to do my venting. Tough crowd LOL.

 

Vent all you want. We'll just tell you to stop whining. b2_tongue.gif

post #213 of 1006
Thread Starter 

I've been starting to see some real progress with a flatter shaft from A4 to A6 with an outward path, my shaft more or less covers my forearm in the DTL view around A5.5, happy about that. No video to post at the moment but a side effect of this has been my lead arm at A4 is way below my shoulder plane basically bi-secting my bicep or there abouts. I'm just wondering if I should be concerned about that or ignore it for now? Clubhead at A2 is well inside but I think it's due to late wrist cock a la Steve Stricker which I believe is ok provided I can get to a decent A4. Maybe more UP and less IN from A2 onwards?

 

I'm working on getting some new video for this thread and for evolvr as well but was hoping for some comments in the meantime. 

post #214 of 1006

I would ignore it for now.  IMO I don't see anything wrong with possibly exaggerating something too much at first.  Let your instructor tell you it is too much, unless it is an obvious fault.  Good work bud.  

 

I have been working on on little thing for weeks.  Tried to video it today for my upload and realized I completely regressed on it...d2_doh.gif

post #215 of 1006
Thread Starter 

Here's some video, hope y'all don't mind bare feet. b2_tongue.gif

 

Second one is pushed a bit too much.


Edited by Ernest Jones - 8/7/13 at 3:40pm
post #216 of 1006
Thread Starter 

 

Back in the saddle after about a month off due to work, travel and frustration with golf. About 80%+ of the balls I hit today at the range were push draws right on target. I even hit a super thin rocket that never got 5' off the ground and that had a nice draw on it too LOL. The majority of my misses were pushes that never turned over and were probably unplayable :-(  Some of my misses were just me missing my start line and hitting straight draws, these would have been playable although not pretty. Gonna look to get a few more range sessions in before submitting to evolvr...or maybe I'll send this in, I haven't used evolvr in over a month but continue to pay so maybe I'll just use this for a check up.

 

Really just focusing all my attention on swinging to 1st base which has really helped shift my path outwards, zero slice spin which is nice although some of the straight pushes end up in the same forest as my old slice!

 

 

Clubhead pretty much consistently inside at A6 which is half the battle for me, definitely other issues with my swing but all I care about for now is Key#4 stuff.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Member Swings
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Practice Range › Member Swings › My Swing (Ernest Jones)