Haven't updated in awhile, not because I haven't been playing or practicing, but just because I haven't been taking videos (and the ones I have taken, I've sent into evolvr but been too lazy to upload to youtube).
Anyway, I got the chance to receive some in-person instruction from Mike and Erik at a mini 5Sk school they gave on Friday. Evolvr is fantastic, but sometimes it really helps to mix in the face-to-face instruction. James has been telling me to fix something in my grip and I had it wrong all along. It took Mike 3 seconds to show me exactly what James meant and, voila, problem solved. Here are a few stills of what I was working on (and will be for the foreseeable future) ...
This is my favorite one ... the difference in the elbow position is fairly subtle (maybe it's 1" more in front of me on the right?), however, the resulting difference in the shaft plane is pretty drastic.
The rotation in this one is a little harder to see thanks to my snazzy sweater vest covering my even snazzier white belt on the left, but again, that elbow position is noticeable. As is, like Mike mentions, the right arm stretching away from the chest (closer to the camera) on the right. (I'm going to petition the USGA to make the little blue ball legal for use during play)
This is a great one for me to see. To get to that position on the right, it FEELS like I'm picking the club straight up from A1 to A2. Almost like I'm hinging my wrists straight towards my nose. Shows you how reliable FEEL is. :)
I'm off to the range to get some more work in, and if I have some time I'll take a video of myself trying out my new pitching technique.
One more thing ... here's my scorecard from Saturday's little TST tournament:
I think my biggest problem is my driving. My current goal is to eliminate the black numbers from the scorecard. Bogies are fine, but it's those stupid "others" that really hurt my scores. They all stem from driving, too. (The double on 8 was a perfectly struck shot combined with a mis-club, so I overshot the green ... that happens) I think it's in my head too. I get tentative and try to "aim" the ball because I'm scared to miss wildly. The result? I miss wildly.
I swear if I can figure out that stupid driver my handicap (which is 8.8 now and will be 8.4 on the 15th) would drop by 5 strokes!
Edited by Golfingdad - 4/9/13 at 3:02pm