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My Swing (bddarnell)

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I've been Playing Golf for:​ Back into playing a bit this season for the first time in several years

My current handicap index or average score is: Astronomical

My typical ball flight is: Dribbled along the ground or if I make decent contact far right or left

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Just trying to establish a decent swing

 

Hey everyone, new to this community, seems pretty cool. I haven't played golf for several years and have never had any game. Trying to get into playing some this season. I would like to get a decent swing established.

Let me briefly explain that I have been trying to carefully study Ben Hogan's swing in the Five Lessons Fundamentals book, so I'm trying to pattern my swing in this way (grip, playing the ball forward in my stance, one piece hand/arm/shoulder takeaway leading the hips, full shoulder turn, hips starting the downswing, etc.) By my own evaluation, looking at my left arm, it looks like my swing plane is much too flat. Perhaps my left knee comes forward too much instead of sliding to the right.

I'm sure that I'm doing many things wrong. Any tips on getting things built more solidly?

The video below shows what I would consider a pretty typical swing followed by a pretty typical result.

If this is too little sample size let me know.

 


 

Videos:

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Hi, welcome to the board.

 

I've got an easy place to start. Before even thinking about swing, you should work on you set-up, starting with your posture.

 

You want to have at least a hand-width between your hands, while your hands appear to be much closer to your body. For a good thread, read this link.http://thesandtrap.com/t/56069/good-golf-posture

 

Best of luck!

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Hi, welcome to the board.

 

I've got an easy place to start. Before even thinking about swing, you should work on you set-up, starting with your posture.

 

You want to have at least a hand-width between your hands, while your hands appear to be much closer to your body. For a good thread, read this link.http://thesandtrap.com/t/56069/good-golf-posture

 

Best of luck!


I really appreciate you taking a minute and trying to give me a pointer. I'll do some additional video analysis of my swing later on, but I anticipate that my posture was largely the same throughout my session. It does occur to me that my back may be a bit too stiff and curving it just a hair more in the upper part would help. I also notice that my field of vision relative to the ball is out of whack. I'll give my posture some attention and try to clean this stuff up. Thanks again!

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Wish I could edit my original post, I've got a larger sample size of my swing on 7/6/13 posted. I took down the video I put in the first post think that I could replace it with a longer one. Oh well. New link is below.

 

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