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post #55 of 286
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post

Mike's first video and Dave's together will help me.  I really think this is one of my problems.  I went back and looked at a driver video I sent in to Evolvr and my right knee is moving forward towards the ball a lot.  I know my swing path is in to out and my miss is a push or push fade with the driver.

 

Anyone have a good way to get alignment sticks to stand at an angle at an indoor range?  Not all of us are in SoCal!!a2_wink.gif  I want to set up a stick like Mike did in the first video above.

 

Pretty sure Erik had a thread about the same thing but his drill used a tripod placed just ahead of and between the knees. Could be mistaken on the drill though, saw it a long time ago. Point being, I believe you could replace the alignment stick with a variety of free standing alternatives.

post #56 of 286

Thanks Ernest.  We are in the midst of a Nor'easter, so it will have to wait until we dig out!!

post #57 of 286
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

 

Guys,

 

The number four power accumulator (aka the angle between the left arm and the shoulders) really begins to release hard at around A5, yes? Of course, it can feel like it releases earlier or later depending on the player, but technically speaking, this release more or less starts to happen around that point in the swing?

post #58 of 286
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Originally Posted by JetFan1983 View Post

 

Guys,

 

The number four power accumulator (aka the angle between the left arm and the shoulders) really begins to release hard at around A5, yes? Of course, it can feel like it releases earlier or later depending on the player, but technically speaking, this release more or less starts to happen around that point in the swing?

 

It's starts releasing at A4.1 a2_wink.gif  So at A4, PP#4 is above the nipple and at A5 it's on the nipple, A6 below it.

post #59 of 286
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Originally Posted by JetFan1983 View Post

 

Guys,

 

The number four power accumulator (aka the angle between the left arm and the shoulders) really begins to release hard at around A5, yes? Of course, it can feel like it releases earlier or later depending on the player, but technically speaking, this release more or less starts to happen around that point in the swing?

 

It's starts releasing at A4.1 a2_wink.gif  So at A4, PP#4 is above the nipple and at A5 it's on the nipple, A6 below it.

 

Oh riiiiiiight. Sorry, Mike. Forgot that that was right there in the video. Was distracted by the word "nipple."

 

Thanks for clearing that up.

post #60 of 286

Erik, i am so trying that drill. i have a huge problem with that, its so tough for me to get my right foot to bank, i am always spinning it out, it use to get so bad that in damp conditions i could have my back foot slide out from underneath me. 

post #61 of 286
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

 

Pretty sure Erik had a thread about the same thing but his drill used a tripod placed just ahead of and between the knees. Could be mistaken on the drill though, saw it a long time ago. Point being, I believe you could replace the alignment stick with a variety of free standing alternatives.

I've tried standing something up before, but it got really distracting.  I will try to engineer something with the alignment sticks.  

post #62 of 286
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post

I've tried standing something up before, but it got really distracting.  I will try to engineer something with the alignment sticks.  

 

Maybe try something like a sturdy piece of cardboard from a box that you could poke the alignment stick through? 

post #63 of 286
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Originally Posted by gwlee7 View Post

Maybe try something like a sturdy piece of cardboard from a box that you could poke the alignment stick through? 

I stand alignment sticks up indoors all the time and here's how I do it - drill a hole in a small piece of 2X4 wood using a drill bit just a tad wider than your alignment rod. I currently have 3 different holes I've drilled at different angles for 3 different swing drills I occasionally work on.
post #64 of 286
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Originally Posted by boil3rmak3r View Post


I stand alignment sticks up indoors all the time and here's how I do it - drill a hole in a small piece of 2X4 wood using a drill bit just a tad wider than your alignment rod. I currently have 3 different holes I've drilled at different angles for 3 different swing drills I occasionally work on.

Thanks.  I will try that.

post #65 of 286
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

I tried this drill today at the range with fantastic results.  My question for you guys is about it's classification as a "drill."  What would be the downside to just doing this all the time?

 

For me, with the driver, I have a tendency to kick the right knee out towards the ball, leading to snap hooks.  Mike taught me how to bank the right foot instead, and that works, however, when I don't think about it, it'll still opo up occasionally.  With the toes up, however, it's basically impossible.  So if I just added this into my setup for my tee shots, what's the cost?  It sure didn't seem like I lost any distance doing it.  At worst, it seemed like I lacked a little gracefulness ... my follow through ended sort of awkwardly, but that was about it.

 

Thanks guys!

post #66 of 286
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

I tried this drill today at the range with fantastic results.  My question for you guys is about it's classification as a "drill."  What would be the downside to just doing this all the time?

We sometimes play golf doing this. In that sense, you're right. It's not specifically or only a drill. It can be used on the course as well.
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

For me, with the driver, I have a tendency to kick the right knee out towards the ball, leading to snap hooks.  Mike taught me how to bank the right foot instead, and that works, however, when I don't think about it, it'll still opo up occasionally.  With the toes up, however, it's basically impossible.  So if I just added this into my setup for my tee shots, what's the cost?  It sure didn't seem like I lost any distance doing it.  At worst, it seemed like I lacked a little gracefulness ... my follow through ended sort of awkwardly, but that was about it.

That's the idea!! c5_banana.gif
post #67 of 286
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

 

 

 

 

Oops.

 

(Actually, this isn't from doing the drill; they're old shoes.  But somewhere in my swing--or walking the course--I must be doing this.)

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post #69 of 286
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

I recently purchased the VisionTracker. I was wondering if anyone who owns this could help with a question on using it. When I strike the ball off the tracker, should I not hear the club striking the golf aid indicating I have enough weight forward (i.e. Key 2)? I'm getting the swing path pretty good, but am not sure if I'm striking the ball forward enough. Thanks!

post #70 of 286
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

There you go again sticking alignment sticks in the green grass and wearing short sleeves when there is still a foot and a half of snow on the ground here in Boston! 

 

 

 

Can't wait for spring!

post #71 of 286
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post

There you go again sticking alignment sticks in the green grass and wearing short sleeves when there is still a foot and a half of snow on the ground here in Boston! 

 

 

Sorry? e5_innocent.gif

 

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Originally Posted by scopek View Post

I recently purchased the VisionTracker. I was wondering if anyone who owns this could help with a question on using it. When I strike the ball off the tracker, should I not hear the club striking the golf aid indicating I have enough weight forward (i.e. Key 2)? I'm getting the swing path pretty good, but am not sure if I'm striking the ball forward enough. Thanks!

 

Yes you'll hear the club come into contact with the aid on a good shot, listen to Erik hitting a shot at 3:30 in the video.  Can even see it.

post #72 of 286
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post

 

 

 

 

Can't wait for spring!

mvmac, I blow my nose in your general direction.  Your mother smelled of elderberries and your father was a hamster.  Now go away or I will have to taunt you yet a second time!!!

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