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post #325 of 498
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I am going to finally start keeping track of my statistics as well (aside from score) so that I can try and figure out where I need to improve.

 

The only stat I'm not going to do is FIR because i'm just can't force my self to jot it down yet.. everything else is an easy calculation.

 

Just the last 2 rounds below, and I'll just update here every 10 rounds to see where I'm going..

 

# of Rounds   -   2 # GIR # ATT %
PAR 3 4 6 67%
PAR 4 4 10 40%
PAR 5 1 2 50%
Total  9 18 50%
       
# of Rounds   -   2 Scrambled # ATT %
PAR 3 1 2 50%
PAR 4 3 6 50%
PAR 5 0 1 0%
Total  4 9 44%
       
# of Rounds   -   2 # Putts # ATT %
PAR 3 9 6 1.50
PAR 4 11 10 1.10
PAR 5 4 2 2.00
Total  24 18 1.33
post #326 of 498
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Double header today..

+5 this time very sad

1 birdie
3 pars
4 bogies
1 double

I'm just hurting my self with these doubles!

I hit some of the best iron shots in a while though! I haven't had a chance to go to the range either.: something has changed though and I just know it.. I can't wait to video and compare to the last recorded swing!
post #327 of 498
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I went to the range today instead of playing, and I was able to take some videos to find out if what I have been feeling (i.e.  that I am getting better) is actually true or not.

 

I am working on looser arms and hands, and to make sure that I don't go after the ball as if it was a regular swing.  I think my pitching has improved from the first video that I posted.

 

BEFORE

 

 

TODAY

TODAY

 

 

Also, another reason for my improved ball striking has been my practicing of a better shoulder turn and not having my shoulder turn flat after I get to A3 (Full Swings)

 

 

If there has been an improvement with my Key#1 I am thinking I will need to start working on my path, as it seems since this change has happened I am not swinging out enough.. However, my ball flight right now is playable, and I can only hope that things get better from here!!

post #328 of 498
Swing is looking great, Eyad! Glad to see you have that overswing under control.

Stance is still a touch on the wide side, IMO. For an iron I think you should be more inline with the shoulders as opposed to slightly outside them.
post #329 of 498
Stance very wide for pitches. Feet almost touching please. Weight favoring front foot slightly throughout.
post #330 of 498
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Stance very wide for pitches. Feet almost touching please. Weight favoring front foot slightly throughout.

 

Will do.. Thanks!  I'm just happy that my head isn't dipping badly going into the downswing.

 

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Originally Posted by billchao View Post

Swing is looking great, Eyad! Glad to see you have that overswing under control.

Stance is still a touch on the wide side, IMO. For an iron I think you should be more inline with the shoulders as opposed to slightly outside them.

 

Thanks Bill!  I probably need some sort of mechanism to control my stand width for all my different shots.. 

 

If you were to guess what would be my next priority piece what would you say?

post #331 of 498
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post

If you were to guess what would be my next priority piece what would you say?

What you get on Evolvr. a2_wink.gif
post #332 of 498
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post
 

 

Thanks Bill!  I probably need some sort of mechanism to control my stand width for all my different shots.. 

Use a full length mirror. 

 

You can also stand in your regular address position and mark on the floor where the outsides of your feet are, and bring them in slightly. Mark the new position and practice that untik its normal.

 

Honestly it might be easier just knowing you stand slightly wide, so narrowing your stance can be part of your preshot routine. Like do your normal routine, then bring the back foot closer to the front or something to that effect. The trick is remembering to make the adjustment.

 

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If you were to guess what would be my next priority piece what would you say?

 
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post


What you get on Evolvr. a2_wink.gif

You're an Evolvr guy, so yea, I wasn't going to touch that with a ten foot pole lol

post #333 of 498
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post


What you get on Evolvr. a2_wink.gif

 

Got it!  :whistle:

 

 

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Originally Posted by billchao View Post
 

Use a full length mirror. 

 

You can also stand in your regular address position and mark on the floor where the outsides of your feet are, and bring them in slightly. Mark the new position and practice that untik its normal.

 

Honestly it might be easier just knowing you stand slightly wide, so narrowing your stance can be part of your preshot routine. Like do your normal routine, then bring the back foot closer to the front or something to that effect. The trick is remembering to make the adjustment.

 

I will try that on the range and at home when I'm just practicing taking my address position.. Thanks!

 

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Originally Posted by billchao View Post

 

You're an Evolvr guy, so yea, I wasn't going to touch that with a ten foot pole lol

 

You have been truly assimilated into TST 

I knew it was a radioactive question, but hey we can have fun can't we?  Oh wait.. no we can't.. Can we though? :offtopic:

 

I'll make a new thread.. Can we have fun on TST?

post #334 of 498
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post

 

I'll make a new thread.. Can we have fun on TST?

 

Of course we can. But it's more fun to get better, and not so fun to be lead down a goofy path.

post #335 of 498
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post

You have been truly assimilated into TST 
Not so much about assimilation, but simply a question of judgment. It would be presumptuous of me to offer that kind of advice when you are already receiving it from the experts.
post #336 of 498
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

Of course we can. But it's more fun to get better, and not so fun to be lead down a goofy path.

+1

 

I've wasted enormous amounts of time on goofy paths. @Abu3baid, DON'T DO IT! Focus on your Evolvr piece and ONLY your Evolvr piece. Don't look any further than that piece or your retarding your potential progress.

 

Trust me, they know what they are doing when they give you something specific to work on and even if you see other things that need work, it's HIGHLY likely that those other things will improve all by themselves if you keep working on your piece.

 

I used to stand up at impact and the piece they gave me ignored that fault completely. I went off on my own tangent to fix the standing up and made my path far worse. Once I buckled down and just worked on the piece they gave me and stopped worrying about standing up it fixed itself! Trust your instructor, he knows the fastest, most efficient way to fix everything but you gotta trust him.

post #337 of 498
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Thanks guys, Bill I didn't mean anything by the assimilation comment, was just having fun with you and Erik as well!!

@Earnest Jones I promise you regardless of what I post in terms of instruction I am only works on and have only been working on my coaches advice!!!

Just playing around!
post #338 of 498
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Got my analysis back and can anyone guess what my next priority piece is?

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Yup, you guessed it... Steady Head c3_clap.gif

Shouldn't be much of surprise really, but at least I am getting better.. What I think is really great about these guys is that they have been patient with me and have been able to keep me on the path to improvement for so long.. I mean, I knew it was going to be a long commitment, but I didn't expect to be working on the same piece for so long.. Then again, I guess there is a reason why it is priority# 1..

Basically right now since I have finally taken a hurdle from where I was, I am going to be working on fine tuning my steady head so that it is not coming up at all on the backswing.. It's like right after 3.7 that it just barely comes up so I need to slowly get my body used to getting to A4 without having the need to feel like I am reaching back for more.. The next part is my slight sway to the right, i.e. making sure that I create space between the invisible line of my right hip at A4 compared with A1, not much, but it will be more like me feeling that I am putting the pressure on the instep of my foot instead of the outside of my right foot..

+ a narrower stance with my irons.. "Nice Job on that Bill, you said it first"

Overall like I mentioned before my contact has been so much better since I have taken that hurdle, and I am also happy that I have been going slow with my lessons because this way once it has been done correctly I am hoping that there will never be regression going forward, but rather fine tuning until I have the golf game I am looking for!
post #339 of 498
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Day 1 of family being away in Muscat, Oman.

 

Went to the range and hit a bucket.. didn't really work on anything though because I just wanted to see  what is really going on with my swing (i.e. forgot Camera at home)

 

Ball flight is still not as consistent as it should be right now... It is much better than it used to be, but my miss is a push right now, so I'm sure once I have the steady head down I will be working on making sure that my path is predictably in-out.

 

I then went out to the course to work mostly on my short game, there was a very slow couple in front of me, so I actually played 3 balls because there was no one behind me, and I would get to the green and just practice chipping/pitching and putting.  I purchased a used 64* wedge while I was in Muscat and I like it so far.. It really isn't the same as opening up my 60*.. The shots that I usually take with my 60 and land near the hole and then role away, with the 64* they were landing close to the hole and pretty much sticking.  I can't wait to use it again.

 

I will try and work out some of the kinks tonight and see what I can do tomorrow morning again.. hopefully I can tape tomorrow on the range and see an improvement so that I can submit my last video of the month!

post #340 of 498
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Day 2

 

Hit the range again today, worked in some slow reps working on 2 things, making sure my head doesn't move from A3.5 to A4 in DTL view and trying to get my right hip go toward the target a little more on the back swing so that I have about an inch between the line on my right hip from A1 to A4.

 

I failed on both accounts when I taped my full swing as you can see...  I'm almost getting to the point of frustration.. However, I'm going to give it to the end of the week at least and see if I can put more mirror work in.

 

post #341 of 498

Eyad, looks like you simply need to exaggerate more.  For instance, when working on the shoulder tilt, instead of trying to achieve the proper tilt to prevent the head from moving up try and have too much tilt that would actually cause your head to move DOWN.  Try to OVERDO the changes.  If you can overdo the changes it will be easy for you to dial it back within the proper amount.  If you can't make the changes at the speed you are practicing at then you need to slow down until you can.  Shorten the swing, narrow your stance, over exaggerate. 

post #342 of 498
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Originally Posted by sk golf View Post
 

Eyad, looks like you simply need to exaggerate more.  For instance, when working on the shoulder tilt, instead of trying to achieve the proper tilt to prevent the head from moving up try and have too much tilt that would actually cause your head to move DOWN.  Try to OVERDO the changes.  If you can overdo the changes it will be easy for you to dial it back within the proper amount.  If you can't make the changes at the speed you are practicing at then you need to slow down until you can.  Shorten the swing, narrow your stance, over exaggerate. 

 

QFT.

 

You can't fix your swing on the golf course or at full speed.

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