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Another horrible session. Much better than the last one but that ain't sayin' much. Just not getting enough weight forward which is messing up my path and low point control. Real ugly stuff, fat chunkers were the most common miss today. Very few slices, but hey, even one slice is one too many, really thought that miss was behind me. I did hit some nice ones too but they were the exceptions sadly.
I just filmed a random crap ass swing for posterior's sake, and no, that's not a typo, I feel like an ass.
Hit some half-way decent pitches to about 50 yards just to clear my mind a bit, they weren't great either but it beats chunking 6 irons 100 yards.
I feel like I've taken a massive step backwards and have lost all feel for my swing. Course opens Saturday, so that'll be an adventure! Good thing I'm used to playing with a crappy swing, at least I'll have my expectations under control.
Still working with my priority piece but obviously not correctly as I had no problem performing it AND getting my weight forward in Erie.
Thanks. For the record, I was hitting the ball GREAT last week, albeit with some pushes but great contact and way more height than I'm used too, very pro looking trajectory. Really want to get back to that.
I'm not going to get down on myself though because it was really going well up until this rut.
Rrrr, sorry to hear that. Not qualified to give advice, but it looks like your arms aren't extending post P7? But don't listen to me! Wait for @iacas's advice. I'm working things out myself. Hang in there! We can commiserate together, ha ha.
Yeah, I know enough about the golf swing to pick out a whole bunch of stuff that's wrong but that wouldn't be very stupid monkey of me and I'd probably pick the wrong thing to address anyway. I'll wait for the silver bullet. This damn game is awfully hard but I've been at it long enough to know that improvement ain't always a linear journey and set-backs happen to us all.
Thanks for the encouragement.
@Ernest Jones, before I post the video, what do you think is the thing that's preventing you from doing what you're trying to do?
Well, I'm no expert but I feel like it's an issue with my weight shift. I think I'm stalling out at some point which is causing the low point issues, the lack of extension post impact, t-rex arms and crappy path. I think my lower body is too rigid as well.
I also have a hard time working on my piece at slower speeds because it is, in essence, a "speed" piece...
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Q: what do you think is the thing that's preventing you from doing what you're trying to do?
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In other words, you're closer to having this back to where it was last week than you likely think. I would expect you can clean this up relatively quickly. Your "left shoulder forward and up" move has to happen on the downswing, early… not during your backswing. :)
Finally got to hit the course this morning!
Didn't keep score as I didn't have a scorecard and the maintenance guys were everywhere so I had to skip holes and jump around. Only had time for 8 holes. Played a little worse than bogey golf which is pretty good for a first time out this season.
I've fixed that weird backswing issue I had developed and when I executed the left shoulder move well I was hitting excellent shots. Nice, high irons that plopped down nice and soft. Hit about 3 pushes that were penal plus one weird slice and a pull. The rest were pretty playable and not all that punishing.
Looking forward to this season, gonna keep working that priority piece till I can't get it wrong!
Every time I go out now it is pretty much with the friend that I introduced to golf, so it is always a competition both match play and stroke play.. when ever one of us loses we talk about how it is great to just be out there :)
Although the truth be told, all of us here are lucky that we play golf imho