difference between iron and driver
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When I start making bad contact I get tense and frustrated, so after I have a bad swing or if i just feel wound up I try this.
Take in a deep breath, and start slowly breathing out right before you swing. Try to maintain that relaxed rate of breathing throughout he swing.
If I get tense that really helps me relax and smooth out my swing, and if I am over thinking stuff it helps because I try to spend most of my energy thinking about the breathing rather than the mechanics.
Might just be over thinking or trying to hard. Maybe it will help man. Good luck!
a little follow up on my somewhat curt response.
In reviewing my own videos, I noticed a commercial video (you know, the ones that appear after you play your own) and there was one from a guy I think "Wilson" was his name. He was talking about how you can swing fairly easy and still have a respectable speed. The gist of what he was saying was to stay completely relaxed, say on a scale of 1 - 10, the grip was a 2, and the arms hanging down were zero. Then he said just to swing in a relaxed manner not even worrying about ball flight or anything until you got to a point where you were consistently down the middle. He went on to say that even with that easy, free flowing swing, your swing speed was still around 95-98 without even half trying. Of course I think he was also trying to sell the device "Sports Sensor". In any event, I started practicing with that mind set and immediately noticed my impacts into my cage back were dead center and firm leaving dimple marks after only a few swings. I tried with 3 wood first, then driver, and then 7 iron. Same result. One caveat however....I also know from experience that these feelings can be fleeting, and disappear the next time out. It seems that with anything new you are trying, you tend to get excellent results at first, then they can wear off after a while. Probably due to concentration or as I alluded to in my last post "over concentration".
Keep it up, I enjoy your posts and admire your tenacity.
I try to not think about more than one or two things when I am swinging on the course or range. I usually pick one mechanics related issue and then something feeling wise like stay relaxed.
I usually drill that one mechanic issue until I feel pretty comfortable with it then change to something else. I have a big issue with plane, so I do alot of thinking about swing plane pre-shot, take a few practice takeaways or whatever I need to do to get that feeling I need for the plane, and then once I address it I think stay relaxed and just rip it.
I am sure some people can think about 10 things at once during the swing but I cant. My mind gets all cloudy and cramped and I just hit bad shots.