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post #307 of 481
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Apologies, I did miss that... And I'm an avid follower (embarrassed)

Eyad... Get to the range :)
Agreed, get yer ass to the range!
post #308 of 481
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Finally, I was able to record my swing again after basically a month long absence.. However, I have to admit that I have not worked as hard as I should have over the past month on my long game.. I have concentrated on my short game, and thankfully that has improved slightly. 

 

Now, I am back on to move ahead with my long game again!  I have actually been happy with my iron play and I think (although I haven't verified yet) that my iron swing is different than the below.. It's just the way I feel taking it back.. I think I take it back way to far, I should take it back and up much quicker in my opinion (although my assessment could be wrong)

 

I'll see why my instructor has to say, but do you guys see any glaring things that could be easy quick fixes?  (lol, I know I'm going to get slammed for that request :) )

 

Do you want to know what my instructor will have me work on?  Well, for starters my shoulder turn.. I just don't know how to do a proper one without my head lifting up.. 2.  I can't stop my self from over swinging..  

 

Most likely I'm not doing the drills correctly, or I'm just not doing them for long enough to ingrain the right motion..  Going forward I am going to tape my self doing the drill for like 2-3 minutes to really see if I am actually doing the drill correctly.. Since, I am sure now that I am not able to tell.. (The picture is not changing as quickly as it did in the beginning!)

 

 

3H - High Push Draw

 

3H - Straight Draw

post #309 of 481
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post
 

 

I'll see why my instructor has to say, but do you guys see any glaring things that could be easy quick fixes?  (lol, I know I'm going to get slammed for that request :) )

 

 

I'm newer to the site, so take this as you will. It seems like your wider stance has gotten a little two wide. On your follow through in the FO view your back foot actually has to come forward a lot(actually slides forward). I think this is restricting your hip through the finish. It almost seems like your hips stop turning for a little bit before your back foot comes forward. I think if you narrow it up a tad you might be able to be a little more fluid on the follow through. Keep up with the good work!!  

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I'm newer to the site, so take this as you will. It seems like your wider stance has gotten a little two wide. On your follow through in the FO view your back foot actually has to come forward a lot(actually slides forward). I think this is restricting your hip through the finish. It almost seems like your hips stop turning for a little bit before your back foot comes forward. I think if you narrow it up a tad you might be able to be a little more fluid on the follow through. Keep up with the good work!!  

 

Thank you @rightdraw I appreciate the insight.. This is def. something I have been thinking about and trying to really find the happy medium of where I should be.. I def. don't stand that wide with my irons, even my 5, so I'm not sure why I go so wide.. Something for me to try could be to just take swings with a narrow stance and then widen it little by little and see where I am most comfortable.  Thanks again!

post #311 of 481
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Hoping that someone can confirm for me.. I think that I am actually swaying just slightly back, and my weight is shifting to the outside of my right foot on the take away.

 

This causes many problems for me because I then need to make such a long and incredible weight forward push to be even to get the club low point to be where it should be, otherwise I end up with fat shots and mishits like what has been happening.

 

To solve it, I have been for the past hour just working on taking the backswing with the feeling that I am keeping my weight pressure on the instep of my right foot.

 

The funny thing is that I have written about this before, but it seem that I had regressed or just forgot about it all together..  By having this feeling the club is coming up much quicker and I am turning my shoulder better, then on the way down as long as I shift my weight like I normally do I can get into a much better impact position!

post #312 of 481
Kicking your trail knee in at address can help with this. I also like to hit balls with my trail foot pre-banked sometimes. Both of these things should help you keep centered on the BS.
post #313 of 481
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post
 

Hoping that someone can confirm for me.. I think that I am actually swaying just slightly back, and my weight is shifting to the outside of my right foot on the take away.

 

This causes many problems for me because I then need to make such a long and incredible weight forward push to be even to get the club low point to be where it should be, otherwise I end up with fat shots and mishits like what has been happening.

 

To solve it, I have been for the past hour just working on taking the backswing with the feeling that I am keeping my weight pressure on the instep of my right foot.

 

The funny thing is that I have written about this before, but it seem that I had regressed or just forgot about it all together..  By having this feeling the club is coming up much quicker and I am turning my shoulder better, then on the way down as long as I shift my weight like I normally do I can get into a much better impact position!

 

I would start by narrowing the stance up, can look at some earlier swings and having the arms "softer" at address. Let them hang a little more rather than being super straight.

post #314 of 481
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

 

I would start by narrowing the stance up, can look at some earlier swings and having the arms "softer" at address. Let them hang a little more rather than being super straight.

 

Beat me to it.

 

You've gotten much more slidey, head going back and forth along the target line and rear foot even sliding forward at the end of the swing.  You weren't doing that nearly as much with the narrower stance.  Before it was just a touch too narrow.  I think your stance is much more too wide now than it was too narrow before.

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Yeah, softer arms man . . . looks really tense. But you have a great impact position IMO! What's your miss lately?

post #316 of 481
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Yeah, softer arms man . . . looks really tense. But you have a great impact position IMO! What's your miss lately?

 

Thanks!  it's still a pull draw.. The tense arm and the wide feet have caused me to be unable to get good hits though.. I fixed that today and finally I'm back to hitting the ball the way I was doing a few weeks ago.. Now I just need to maintain it and work closely on what my instructor says!

post #317 of 481
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Originally Posted by BENtSwing32 View Post
 

Yeah, softer arms man . . . looks really tense. But you have a great impact position IMO! What's your miss lately?

 

Thanks!  it's still a pull draw.. The tense arm and the wide feet have caused me to be unable to get good hits though.. I fixed that today and finally I'm back to hitting the ball the way I was doing a few weeks ago.. Now I just need to maintain it and work closely on what my instructor says!

Nice brotha. I go through that same issue too...during a round I will all of the sudden get super tense and start pulling everything. It's hard to keep focused on staying relaxed and smooth. Glad you got through it though. Keep making progress man!

post #318 of 481
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Thanks BEN!  I am not out of the woods just yet.. I need to fix this pull or straight draw of mine very soon or it is just going to drive me nuts.

 

First step is starting to work on my swing to try and ingrain the correct shoulder turn.  I just sent this video to Stephan and I hope that I can get some feedback on if I should be doing anything differently..  If you compare this to my regular swing it seems better, but for some reason I just can't transfer it over.. Will keep going though!

 

 

 

p.s. never mind the little guy in the background..it's only Obaid..

post #319 of 481
So I agree your swing is good and likely produces good results.

The things I noticed are on the past swings you tended to drop just a little too much which can cause fat shots and crowding of your arms. That looks like its not quite as bad on the newer swings but the big thing for you is the head. You're almost reaching back like you don't have trunk flexibility and your shoulder is sweeping your chin away from the target In order to compensate for the lack of rotation you're collapsing your left knee a little which can also cause fat shots.

As for a draw. there are many things that cause it, but its not a terrible thing to have a small draw. Your new stance is slightly closed, grip might be strong although its tough to tell in the small video.


In truth, the best thing is to practice and figure it out yourself. Its tough to hear 700 different opinions on a forum. might drive you crazy thinking too much!
post #320 of 481
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Originally Posted by CoachinPA View Post

So I agree your swing is good and likely produces good results.

The things I noticed are on the past swings you tended to drop just a little too much which can cause fat shots and crowding of your arms. That looks like its not quite as bad on the newer swings but the big thing for you is the head. You're almost reaching back like you don't have trunk flexibility and your shoulder is sweeping your chin away from the target In order to compensate for the lack of rotation you're collapsing your left knee a little which can also cause fat shots.

As for a draw. there are many things that cause it, but its not a terrible thing to have a small draw. Your new stance is slightly closed, grip might be strong although its tough to tell in the small video.


In truth, the best thing is to practice and figure it out yourself. Its tough to hear 700 different opinions on a forum. might drive you crazy thinking too much!

 

Thank you very much for your input!  You are correct that my head is my number one priority right now,and my big issue is that my shoulder after about A3 starts to flatten out too much so I am forced to move my chin up as it is impossible to keep my head steady at that point once my angle starts changing.. This is what I was working on in the small video trying to prove to my self that it is possible for me to continue the correct shoulder turn on my axis at 90*.  

 

I am not too upset at having draw spin on my shots, however it is an issue because I am unable to get the starting lines correct and this will be something I will work on once I get this shoulder issue figured out.

 

:dance: trust me I'm not listening to 700 different opinions on this forum or any other forum! 

 

I am currently working with an online coach who has been helping me through all the changes that I have been going through.. i already tried figuring out things my self, and it didn't really help, so having a pro to help me was the only option really!

 

Thanks again, and welcome to the site by the way.. it's nice to have you!

post #321 of 481
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Played my best 9 hole round today at my home course at +2

1 birdie
6 pars (2 birdie putts missed just inside hole)
1 bogie
1 double (bogy putt stopped 1 cm short)

The best part was the contact, only really had one or two mishits, but happy with all my other 3h shots..

Working with Stephan on Key1 has helped a lot, hopefully I can exits the swing soon!
post #322 of 481
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Again shot a +2 today

Could have been better though

2 birdies
4 pars
2 bogies
1 double

Had one bad 4h shot
Was short on two pitches that cost me a stroke each
Hit a palm leaf and then overshot the green from a bad lie that caused my double..

My putting saved my score today, saved par twice and two 12 foot birdies
post #323 of 481

Nice work!:dance: What has been the biggest difference the past few rounds?

post #324 of 481
Thread Starter 
Thanks... 3 things

The first is the drill I have been doing, see last video posted by me. This has improved my steady head and my contact has just been much better now.. Ball flight is a slight draw now and I haven't seen a pull draw in the last two rounds, just baby push baby draw!

The second is my pitching, finally the work I did with Stephan through evolvr is paying off, I'm not mishitting my pitches and I'm getting closer to the hole..

Finally my putting, because this is a slow green I decided I am not going to play the break as much as I imagine and this has paid off, so I'm aiming right at or the edge of hole, but I have been working on a smoother stroke so it has just worked out!

Stephan has been great and very patient with me, the other great thing is that I have no idea how mechanics are working anymore, honestly I have no idea how I'm hitting the shots I'm hitting.. I just take it back and rip away and hope for the best! Oh and do what ever drill I'm given without asking questions!
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