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post #55 of 69

Congrats, great playing :beer:

post #56 of 69
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Congrats, great playing c2_beer.gif
Thanks man. Didn't do so hot today. +7 43 on nine holes, with a triple and a double. Gotta stay away from those big numbers.
post #57 of 69
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Positive: I've been scoring well.

Negative: Struggling a bit with coming across the line. Haven't quite found a feel that I like.

Does anyone have a drill to help fix the backswing? Would be greatly appreciated.
post #58 of 69
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Positive: I've been scoring well.

Negative: Struggling a bit with coming across the line. Haven't quite found a feel that I like.

Does anyone have a drill to help fix the backswing? Would be greatly appreciated.

 

I would first make sure the club isn't getting too far inside the hands at A2, can usually lead to routing the club across the line at 4.

post #59 of 69
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I would first make sure the club isn't getting too far inside the hands at A2, can usually lead to routing the club across the line at 4.

Is this A2? I'm not quite familiar with the system so this is my best approximation. What it feels like to me is that I stand the club up fine on the way back and just can't stop myself from going across the line.
post #60 of 69
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It occurred to me that uploading the whole video was helpful. 

post #61 of 69
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Is this A2? I'm not quite familiar with the system so this is my best approximation. What it feels like to me is that I stand the club up fine on the way back and just can't stop myself from going across the line.

 

Yes A2 is shaft parallel to the ground on the backswing. You can check out the "Golf Terminology" link in my signature.

 

Club gets across the line because the shaft gets too narrow on the backswing. You're going to feel "wider" at the top of the backswing, not the arms but the distance between the shaft and the right shoulder. Basically from A3 (left pic) to A4 (right pic) you're going to feel like the distance (green arrows) stays the same.

 

So it can look like this 

 

Instead of like this, note the difference in "space" between the shaft and right shoulder.

 

 

 

Right picture is how it's going to feel

post #62 of 69
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Shot 76 today, and the best part is that I played like shit. Lot of fun, though. 

 

I've been working on adding distance between the shaft and my right shoulder, making it wider so it doesn't collapse. One of the feels that helped me a bunch is to squeeze the elbows together. More width at the top, but I still need to work on extending out further. 

post #63 of 69
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Shot 76 today, and the best part is that I played like shit. Lot of fun, though. 

 

I've been working on adding distance between the shaft and my right shoulder, making it wider so it doesn't collapse. One of the feels that helped me a bunch is to squeeze the elbows together. More width at the top, but I still need to work on extending out further. 

It is good to have fun.  Makes the misses less painful.

post #64 of 69
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It is good to have fun.  Makes the misses less painful.
Yeah man it was a good time. Played with a buddy of mine that I've known since I was eight years old, so it was super fun
post #65 of 69
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Quick question: trying to increase shoulder turn. Is a good feel for that to feel as if my right side is stretching? I'm trying to shorten my arm swing and increase my shoulder turn
post #66 of 69
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Quick question: trying to increase shoulder turn. Is a good feel for that to feel as if my right side is stretching? I'm trying to shorten my arm swing and increase my shoulder turn

 

Yep that feeling can work as well as this one

 

 How to Make a Centered Hip Turn 

post #67 of 69
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Yep that feeling can work as well as this one

 How to Make a Centered Hip Turn 
This helped immensely. I hit the driver eight times today, and six of the eight times the ball went 300+ and my last drive went 349. Gotta work on the wedges now.
post #68 of 69
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So, Frank and I got together Monday morning. I'm doing everything pretty well; as Frank said, my pivot is 'money' (which I took great pride in hearing) but the backswing is still too narrow. 

 

He had me keep my hands pressed together (pressure point #1 in TGM terms, though he didn't explain it to me that way). It helped immensely. Left arm stays straighter, right arms stays more in front and folds only a tiny bit past 90 degrees, if at all. 

 

The only frustrating thing about is that Frank told me six months ago to feel as though my hands stayed pressed together and I just flat-out refused to do it because it felt horrible. Further proof than I am the dumbest dumbass on the planet. 

 

Swing feels better than it ever has. Needs some work, still, because while I can do it in the mirror I still have a tendency to revert back under pressure. At about 70% speed is the limit for me hitting my backswing marks at the moment, though it gets better every day. 

 

Just gotta keep working. 

post #69 of 69
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Been a while since I updated. I've played only a few times and practiced even less; college has hoovered up all of my time and energy. 

 

But I've been able to do some mirror work, and when I do play the results are promising. I am still getting across the line, but less and less. Now that I've found the right feel to stop going across the line, it's just a matter of ingraining it. 

 

Hope to have some video by this upcoming week. 

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