I've been Playing Golf for: 2 years as of this May. I'm 22 years of age and not part of a college team or any league or anything. No lessons thus far.
My current handicap index or average score is: I could usually manage around bogey golf and make a few pars, but I think I'm about to cut a lot of strokes this season, just haven't been able to play yet.
My typical ball flight is: I've been trying to hit a low draw, but this season I've changed to a high pull fade with just about every club, as it's given me consistency and power.
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: I've been catching the ball on the toe on my bad swings, resulting in pulls. I also tend to make errors with ball position and setup with shorter clubs as I'm still working on finding the ideal place to play from.
*I just rotated them both, they'll be viewable at about 12:15.
PW, 3 iron, driver DTL:
PW, 5 iron, driver FO:
In all the videos, I'm about 4-5 stalls to the right of the yellow yardage markers which mark the center of the range. I'm aiming down the left somewhat as if the signs are the left fairway, hitting a pull fade. The ideal spot to land is about my average distance away, around 10-30 feet to the right of the signs. Landing in line with the signs would be a straight pull and I'm about 25 feet to the right of the signs. Since the range uses limited flight balls, slight headwind and I'm in about 40 degree weather, I'm carrying my driver only 240-250 at this range (in the first few trees) and the irons lose from 20 to 30 yards from average. I'm getting about 6-7 seconds of hangtime with most shots with the range balls with lots of height. Everything was a controlled swing, around 85 percent or so and what I'd hit on the course. I've been able to hit this shape from shot #1 each time I've gone back to practice, suggesting it's consistent for me.
Not the best camera, but you can see the flight decently on the DTL vids, as well as the yardage markers stretching out. My friend is not quite the steadiest hand either.
-I'm hitting up (and to the left) on the driver aggressively, pointing my stance a fair bit left with the ball really far forward. I can't hit consistently any other way atm, but I feel confident the driver will cut back comfortably. This trajectory is pretty flat and center contact, but if I hit higher on the face it will go a bit too high. 45 inches is treating me pretty well so far, I might not cut it down.
-I'm hitting my wedges and short irons a bit poorly here, given a combination of poor setup and not being diligent with my swing thoughts. I see a slight flip in the PW FO video, but the shot would fly 125ish (flew 110 in bad conditions) with high launch and spin under normal conditions. I didn't set it far enough from my body, didn't focus on the sweet spot at setup, and set it too far forward. FO shot flew 110 with the correct shape but high, DTL flew a bit farther but landed up against the signs 20 feet left of my perfect target, a slight pull. Neither shot was a birdie, exactly, but they were both playable and solid hits so I included them.
-I'm happy with my driver and long irons, I got my driver and 3i on my first take, hit a bit of a thin 5i before this one. The driver top of backswing position in FO is just about textbook by my regard, as is the impact. The 3i and both drivers all landed within 3 yards of my ideal line, though they look a bit left in the video. Can't judge what distances I was getting, but the flight was great and I was hitting it consistently.
-My backswing goes off a bit too far inside, which I used to do a lot more honestly. I still do it to some degree here, but I'm much more on plane on the downswing. A big part of this is my ball position being maybe a bit close to me, but I might need to draw it if I moved the ball farther out and back.
-Bit of a short follow through on everything, my thought right now is to hold off the face and turn my body fully. Too much more followthrough makes me think wristy on the backswing and gets me way out of rhythm. My old backswing was past parallel and without the tight body rotation, and I pulled my eyes off the ball. Now I use my vision to set my limits on my backswing, resulting in better contact.
-I know I need a haircut. I keep shaking my head after the shot because it's in my eyes and I can't pick up the ball very well... I'm not telling it to get to the right or anything like that. At least it's not an IER cap. :P
I said I'd post if Tuffluck did, but since Tuffluck hasn't posted his, I didn't include older swings since I want this to actually help me rather than amuse others. Any feedback is welcome.
Edited by LuciusWooding - 3/18/13 at 11:27pm