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post #307 of 561

i think you should list your HC as "closed for remodeling"a1_smile.gif

post #308 of 561
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

 

It's such a wide angle, you need to put it freakishly close. Also, experiment with portrait mode.

 

Shawn, look, here's some hard truth:

  1. Mike has been working on roughly his same issues for a few years now.
  2. I have been working on roughly the same issues for a few years now.
  3. Dave Wedzik has been working on roughly the same issues for a few years now.

 

If you think you're going to solve something in a week or in a month or even in a year, you're nuts, and unrealistic expectations could drive you out of the game if you're not careful. You know how they say ignorance is bliss? Well, when you're playing golf, you need to be ignorant to what you think your swing really looks like and realize that you're better than 99% of the golfers out there (or whatever).

 

Yep strongly agree with everything Erik said.  It's a process, I'll share something another instructor posted on Facebook

 

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My best advice for those working on their swing is to work on one piece at a time...they say it takes 10,000 hrs to master...thats like 4 years working every day for 8hrs/day...so a one hour lesson should only be used to identify the piece...than its ALL on the student to go to work...once the piece is mastered...on to the next...like a puzzle...the more in place the picture gets clearer.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Beachcomber View Post


1.) thanks ill take a look at your My Swing thread and see what I can dig out of it.
2.) do you have a video which explains that feel you're describing? I think I follow you, but just wanted to make sure. If I think of my upper right arm, are you talking just the tricep? Should my right hand be more back and up, and less back up and in? Turning my torso will get my 'In'. My hands I believe are getting to far 'In' or behind me?
 
 
I wouldn't say you go too far in, left arm doesn't look like Matt Kuchar at A4, right elbow just slides behind you a bit.    I like what Erik suggested and he's talking about the 3 pressure points that I pointed out earlier in the thread.  Talking about releasing the elbow and mid pressure points in the tricep.  Overall pretty good position here.
 

1000

 

 
I know you like to feel the swing with your left arm so then maybe the feeling should be to create as much space between the left hand and the head or chest as possible.  But just for the hell of it try to make one swing where you don't flex the right arm past A2, almost like it's straight by the time you get to A4.  I don't care if you miss the ball, would like to see that on video.
 
 
post #309 of 561
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Mike, thanks for the response.  I'm going to work on this feel - of keeping the right arm straight - hands away from the head after A2 and see how it works.  That accomplishes keeping my left/right hands as far away from my head as possible.... And should definitely reduce the effects of the right arm over flexing - and that left hand getting close to my skull - and pushing that right scapula back toward the target.  

 

Just making swings in my living room, trying to focus on keeping my hands farther away from my head - and less bending of the right arm, felt like I was finding my low point easily.  It felt like I was making a 2/3 swing or punch... One thing I really liked about the mod was my arms had tons of space to pass through the shot.  It didn't feel like my arms on the exit were wrapping or crashing into my body - and my left arm felt like it could go straight higher into the finish (now it breaks post impact).

 

Enough chatter... I'm heading to the range to get some swings on video... Then playing a round this afternoon with Pakoh.  I'll provide an update tonight.  Thanks again for the comments, suggestions and most importantly - words of encouragement!  I need them!! c2_beer.gif

post #310 of 561
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Ok, here are some swings I made at the range today.  This is a PW - I was hitting the ball better - flight wise.  Just not able to hit my target.  I was focused mainly on my address setup - handle location/hands - and then shortening my back swing and keeping my hands away from my head at P4 - trying to not over flex my right arm.

 

post #311 of 561
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In case you have 30 minutes of your life to spare... Watch this video which highlights some mods I worked on today with a 6i.  Admission is free.  No refunds.

post #312 of 561
Sorry to drop in with unrelated input mate, but to upload a swing of ours do we need to be hitting a ball at a driving range?
Or can a free swing on the back lawn be sufficient to scrutinise?
Cheers
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Originally Posted by Beachcomber View Post

In case you have 30 minutes of your life to spare... Watch this video which highlights some mods I worked on today with a 6i.  Admission is free.  No refunds.
lol, I want my money back! Looked like a lot of good contact to me? P.S. your friend there on the left has the strongest right and ice ever seen!

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Originally Posted by mpbrown View Post

Sorry to drop in with unrelated input mate, but to upload a swing of ours do we need to be hitting a ball at a driving range?
Or can a free swing on the back lawn be sufficient to scrutinise?
Cheers
its recommended that you are hitting a ball, as practice swings - no matter how hard we try - just aren't the same.
post #314 of 561

Beachcomber, 

 

i noticed your takeaway is too quick off the ball causing your body and arms to be out of sync.  the result is firing your hips to early in the transition causing a pull shot.  a drill to practice with would be to put a ball behind your an iron and roll the ball back in your takeaway,  this will keep everything in sync and will help cure your slight over the top move.

 

thanks,

Brian Foy, PGA

post #315 of 561

Beach is getting recruited! 

post #316 of 561

Don't sign anything!  Beach, do you have any eligibility left??

post #317 of 561
Just a A1 thought. Looks to me like you could round your back out a bit and also work to get the weight off your heels. I wonder what the smart guys think of that, but that would be my thoughts.

My bigger issue is your left arm at P5, from there you can only professional flip at it to hit a good shot, but one piece at a time. That is not meant to be a negative comment, I have a pro flip for the same reason.

post #318 of 561
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Originally Posted by mchepp View Post

Just a A1 thought. Looks to me like you could round your back out a bit and also work to get the weight off your heels. I wonder what the smart guys think of that, but that would be my thoughts.

 

Yup. :)

 

http://thesandtrap.com/t/54404/my-swing-beachcomber/#post_776841 (and earlier posts too).

 

Sean, c'mon, if you want to stay in the Honors program, you have to get the simple things right. a3_biggrin.gif

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In Beach's defense, the latest swing he sent in to Evolvr was better with A1  a2_wink.gif  Agree it's something to monitor and keep on the "checklist".

 

 

 

post #320 of 561
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bfoy View Post

Beachcomber, 

 

i noticed your takeaway is too quick off the ball causing your body and arms to be out of sync.  the result is firing your hips to early in the transition causing a pull shot.  a drill to practice with would be to put a ball behind your an iron and roll the ball back in your takeaway,  this will keep everything in sync and will help cure your slight over the top move.

 

thanks,

Brian Foy, PGA

Brian, thanks for the comment.  Tempo is definitely not my friend in my current swing.  Maybe I need to invest in the John Novosel's book/app?  c2_beer.gif

post #321 of 561
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Originally Posted by Rfordeagle View Post

Don't sign anything!  Beach, do you have any eligibility left??

I'm married. :D

 

But, wouldn't that be fun to go and try to walk onto a college golf team as a 35 year old!? LOL  

post #322 of 561
Thread Starter 

Yeah, my A1 is definitely something I need to continue to monitor.  Rounding the lower spine and bending my ankles/knees.

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Originally Posted by mchepp View Post

Just a A1 thought. Looks to me like you could round your back out a bit and also work to get the weight off your heels. I wonder what the smart guys think of that, but that would be my thoughts.

My bigger issue is your left arm at P5, from there you can only professional flip at it to hit a good shot, but one piece at a time. That is not meant to be a negative comment, I have a pro flip for the same reason.

post #323 of 561

I notice your pelvis going forward (towards the ball) for the downswing. It creates inconsistency. You want to finish in the box (or deeper in the box for lots of power) of the lower body... here's a good explanation using gary woodlands swing. i wouldn't say wayne defrancesco is great at explaining how to do certain things, but he does observe of lot of useful tips about swings. everyone good finishes in the box. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z4tLN_A12o

post #324 of 561
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Originally Posted by onephenom View Post

I notice your pelvis going forward (towards the ball) for the downswing. It creates inconsistency. You want to finish in the box (or deeper in the box for lots of power) of the lower body... here's a good explanation using gary woodlands swing. i wouldn't say wayne defrancesco is great at explaining how to do certain things, but he does observe of lot of useful tips about swings. everyone good finishes in the box. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z4tLN_A12o

LOL ... Beach, isn't this why they call you a "goat humper?"

 

PS ... Gary Woodland looks like he's gotta lot of work to do on Key #1.  (11:15 of the video)  Not exactly a centered pivot.

 

Heckuva a lot of power though.  Looks violent!

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