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post #253 of 262
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JetFan, I'd gladly trade you swings any day of the week. You wanna see Ugly, you should see my swing...:-$


Where is your MySwing thread @Hammer 4?

 

Yeah...lets see it.....:-D

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Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.  You are a little steep at A5 in both swings, which is exactly what I am fighting.  Is your flight a straight draw every time?  My last session, I changed my swing thought to having the butt of the club point above the ball at A5.  It helped the driver flight, although I was still steep.

 

I could try that out. I think I have from time to time. It's tough. My backswing I'm sure has a lot to do with it. I really want to clean up this right arm thing... which I am, I think. Anyway, I agree that shallowing is something I need to be focused on in some fashion, either directly or indirectly. 

 

I play a push-draw when I hit it on the sweet spot. When I hit it on the toe it's generally a push-over draw or pull draw of some kind. The pull-draw happens when I mis-time my flip. Club overtakes the hands and the face closes and that's the ball flight I get. 

 

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Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.  You are a little steep at A5 in both swings, which is exactly what I am fighting.  Is your flight a straight draw every time?  My last session, I changed my swing thought to having the butt of the club point above the ball at A5.  It helped the driver flight, although I was still steep.

 

I agree with boogie.  Swing does not look ugly to me.  I have seen some pretty ugly ones out there.

 

Haha, appreciate it. I guess it really is a lot different than those OP swings and a lot different than the horrendous swing I had in 2011 (somewhere on this thread). Gotta remind myself of that. 

 

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@JetFan1983, I know I've said this before, but I'll say it again (and again, and again, if I have to): you are WAY too hard on yourself.

 

Yep. I guess because I know what I wished it looked like haha. :-D

 

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I agree with boogie.  Swing does not look ugly to me.  I have seen some pretty ugly ones out there.

 

I see one every time I get ready to post to my My Swing thread.

 

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@JetFan1983, I know I've said this before, but I'll say it again (and again, and again, if I have to): you are WAY too hard on yourself.


+1

 

Hehe, see that's how I feel usually. It's great though how we're all in this together in a lot of ways. On the course it can sometimes feel it's me vs. the world, and the world hates me, but when I get back to TST, I realize it ain't that way at all... the world hates all of us.   :-D

 

Kidding. What I mean is, we all share that desire to improve. 

 

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JetFan, I'd gladly trade you swings any day of the week. You wanna see Ugly, you should see my swing...:-$

 

Yeah, let's see it! 

 

I'm my own worst critic, so I get the hesitation. I joined TST in 2008 and didn't start a swing thread until 2012. Took me a while to warm up to it. 

 

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JetFan, I'd gladly trade you swings any day of the week. You wanna see Ugly, you should see my swing...:-$


Where is your MySwing thread @Hammer 4?

 

 

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Originally Posted by CarlSpackler View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Hammer 4 View Post
 

JetFan, I'd gladly trade you swings any day of the week. You wanna see Ugly, you should see my swing...:-$


Where is your MySwing thread @Hammer 4?

 

Yeah...lets see it.....:-D

 

+2 but I understand if you're not into it right now. 


 

Thanks, guys, for the positive thoughts. I really appreciate it! :beer: 

post #255 of 262

  Quite honestly, I think you have a great swing. I don't suggest fitting into any player's mold. You have a fluid and smooth swing. As long as you feel the dynamics through the swing, keep doing what you're doing. Like Arnold says, swing your swing. It really looks good.

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Yeah...lets see it.....:-D

 

 

maybe in a few weeks...:-D

post #257 of 262
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I've been playing really well the last few weeks. My last three rounds have been 77-82-78. My short game and putting have been my strength, but I've also been keeping it in play off the tee really well. Irons and wedges are still the weakness, but I'm seeing good improvements there. More sweet spot hits with my 56 to my 7-iron. 

 

I'm only playing from 6100 yards or so, so I get to avoid my four worst clubs: 6-iron, 5-iron, 4-iron and 3-hybrid. I'm starting to practice more with those just to get reps. 

 

My current priorities are folding my right arm more and feeling a tad palmar flexion from 6 to 7. Both are looking pretty good. I still need to feel them to make them happen, but hopefully in a few weeks or so they'll be second nature and I can work on something else. Still, I'm really happy with the progress so far, especially with my right arm's fold rate. Looks so much better. And, I can play golf using that swing thought! Huge. 

 

Eventually I want to work on squatting in the early downswing to square up my knees, help rotation, use the ground for power, and shallow the club. I'd also like the shorten the swing at some point, but I always seem to be working on that one. 

 

I'd also like to get a steeper shaft plane on the backswing, but one thing at a time right now haha. 

 

Here's a 9-iron from today. Not bad. Definitely playing good golf for me. I may be closer to an 8 index these days, but who knows (and who cares). I'm very optimistic right now :-)

 

 

post #258 of 262
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Hmmm, I haven't updated this in a while. Here's me ripping a driver tonight before the sun went down. Really nice pull-fade. Went pretty far. 

 

 

Swings too long still and I'm too shallow-to-steep as usual, but I love how I'm getting my right arm to fold the way we want now. Also, my elbows are tilted better and not level to the ground, so that's good too. I don't look too connected either. 

 

I'm playing the tips at my home course every time now, which run 7050 yards, 74.3, 143, so it's a tough challenge. I've been doing okay… maybe playing to around an 8 or something. Anyway, I still gotta shorten this thing. 

 

Encouraged though by my progress. 

 


Right arm folding… right elbow lower than the left at A5, right knee regaining flexion… not bad… It's changing at least. 

 

I want to be able to stop here:


I'll keep at it. 

post #259 of 262
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Yikes, my posture doesn't look too good, now that I'm seeing it blown up on my computer… Oops. 

post #260 of 262
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OK, after some further review last night and today, I think my priority piece is to regain flexion hard (chest down) into 6. 

 

 

Obviously other issues like the swing being too long and the elbows separating, but I think the body motion is better… I think… stop me if you feel it necessary to do so. 

 

Here's me working on it:

 

Seems better than yesterday:

post #261 of 262

I like this. Keep "torquing" those ankles into the ground to help you open up, "regain flexion" as you said. That'll keep the right heel banked while the heel comes off the ground and keep the arms working with the pivot. In the more recent swings you can see your tailbone at A7, that's great, you were too closed with the other swings.

 

 

post #262 of 262
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Thanks for the response, @mvmac ! Always much appreciated. I'll keep mapping it out: get back into flexion/chest down, drive feet into ground, regain knee flex/open up. 

 

In the fast motion swing, I'm clearly squatting too early and then jumping too early, among other issues like swinging too long on the back stroke and having some elbow separation at A5, but if I just stick to mapping, I should be okay. 

 

Again, thanks for the help. Cheers, Mike. :beer: 

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