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post #73 of 338
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I took some videos today and I think I was doing much better with my hinging and getting to 90* at A3

My angles were better on the downswing as well.. I don't think my grip is that much better.. Even though I feel like they are so closed at set up.. I just can't see much more of the back of my glove on my left hand as i think I should..

I think I am still over swinging... I need to remember, just stop at A3 and start transition..
post #74 of 338

Much better. You don't need to swing "less" than this (I might minimize head movement a little, but you also do a decent job getting it back, so it's a low priority if it even makes the list, to be honest) - but this is about 100% so swings that carry on longer than this are likely costing you speed and precision.

 

Good stuff. Work on Keys #2 (a little) and #3.

 

 

post #75 of 338

Do you think for an iron, is his stance a bit to wide? Maybe a slightly narrower stance will allow him to turn his hips and keep himself from sliding to the right in the backswing? The inside of his heel is just on the outside of his shoulder. I would think he would want that line under his armpit line. Going into his finish, his right leg is sliding towards his left leg a bit. Just looks like a compensation move for maintaining balance going into the finished pose. 

post #76 of 338
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Do you think for an iron, is his stance a bit to wide? Maybe a slightly narrower stance will allow him to turn his hips and keep himself from sliding to the right in the backswing? The inside of his heel is just on the outside of his shoulder. I would think he would want that line under his armpit line. Going into his finish, his right leg is sliding towards his left leg a bit. Just looks like a compensation move for maintaining balance going into the finished pose. 


Maybe, and because it's a simple thing, he could address it even though it's well down on the list of priorities. That's why I haven't mentioned it - it's within normal limits (at the edge) and well down on the priorities list. But it's just a few inches. I don't really mind that stance width. He needs it to support the lateral movement he has, and all things being equal, I'd rather see a guy whose head moves forward on the downswing than one whose head moves backwards, generally.

 

Of course, that's a bit of a chicken/egg thing. Perhaps with a narrower stance, he won't move his head around quite so much.

 

Sliding or dragging the right foot is a drill, too, so it's not a terrible thing.

post #77 of 338
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post

Do you think for an iron, is his stance a bit to wide? Maybe a slightly narrower stance will allow him to turn his hips and keep himself from sliding to the right in the backswing? The inside of his heel is just on the outside of his shoulder. I would think he would want that line under his armpit line. Going into his finish, his right leg is sliding towards his left leg a bit. Just looks like a compensation move for maintaining balance going into the finished pose. 

I agree with you regarding the width of the stance.. I noticed it actually when @mvmachad my swing next to a pros swing.. I remember telling my self that and then swinging with the narrower stance, but then when I went to the range today I took the natural stance I usually take... Talk about not being able to break old habits.. The other thing I noticed is ball position.. For some reason I doubt that the ball should be that far ahead with a 7i.. It's like at the front foot lol, got to do something about it..
post #78 of 338

I looked through your swings and its looking good! 

One thing I did notice is your left wrist at impact is slightly cupped and looks like it is just slightly flippy. I had that issue and was hitting some fat and thin shots. If you can get it to be very flat even very slightly bowed at impact you will hit the ball further and a little lower as well. Once I addressed this with my own swing I got great results.

Good luck and keep it up!

post #79 of 338
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I looked through your swings and its looking good! 

One thing I did notice is your left wrist at impact is slightly cupped and looks like it is just slightly flippy. I had that issue and was hitting some fat and thin shots. If you can get it to be very flat even very slightly bowed at impact you will hit the ball further and a little lower as well. Once I addressed this with my own swing I got great results.

Good luck and keep it up!

 

Yes, that's Key #3. :-D 

 

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

Good stuff. Work on Keys #2 (a little) and #3.

 

 

post #80 of 338
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I wanted to put my Driver Swings from today for documentation.

 

 

 

Thanks @iacas.. appreciate it!

I think that with a narrower stance that will help me with keeping the head still a little more.. (I will try it out see how it feels)

 

I can't wait to start working on my next priority piece, but I need to keep ingraining a more correct turn and hinge to keep my head still!

 

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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

Do you think for an iron, is his stance a bit to wide? Maybe a slightly narrower stance will allow him to turn his hips and keep himself from sliding to the right in the backswing? The inside of his heel is just on the outside of his shoulder. I would think he would want that line under his armpit line. Going into his finish, his right leg is sliding towards his left leg a bit. Just looks like a compensation move for maintaining balance going into the finished pose. 

 

Ya, I think I saw a video about footwork of PGA pro's and basically it talked about how their feet don't just turn around on the toe, but rather slide slightly then turn and I do it now with out thinking.. I know from all of my videos I never get to the finish positions of the pros as I never get turned around enough, but I just hope I am not excessive in the "stutter" step right after impact!

post #81 of 338

Wow, that looks great!  How were you hitting it?  How was the ball flight?

 

I'm going to do your next Evolvr as well.  Will film it tomorrow, do one where I talk/demonstrate in front of the camera.  

post #82 of 338
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Wow, that looks great!  How were you hitting it?  How was the ball flight?

I'm going to do your next Evolvr as well.  Will film it tomorrow, do one where I talk/demonstrate in front of the camera.  

Thanks @mvmac , I will be honest because that is the only way you can help me..

I practiced everything at home, then when I went to the range:

I started with a pitching wedge and hit about 15 shots what felt like I was taking it easy and hit them all pretty darn good.. Probably 10 to 15 yards more than usual.. I hit just a couple what I would consider mini pulls, but in reality they were just shots to the left of where I wanted them to go.. Everything else was pretty much straight or slight slight push..

Then I went to my 8i and hit them all pretty straight with what seemd like a 5 yard push off the target ( maybe 6 shots)

Then want to the driver and hit one prett bad push to the right, adjusted my grip a little and then proceeded to hit the rest pretty straight with a slight push.. Very little curve on the ball.. The distance was still there, I cleared the 250 hill a few times.. But I had a couple sky 180 and 200 yard shots.. I also had a couple mishits..

Finally I hit my 7i pretty well too..

However, then I went to play a couple holes before my wife starts to miss me at home with the three kids a3_biggrin.gif

First hole proceeded to push slice my 3w, took another and did the same.. SW was ok and got it on the green.

My next was a PW I hit fat..took another and went straight but missed the green by 10 yards, then took a 9i and hit a slight push that went past the green a3_biggrin.gif


Finally the next hole I played my usual 3H and I hit a bad push, followed by a slight pull and followed by another push

My only mishit was the fat shot really (I know I didn't get my weight forward because maybe I got lazy)

Good contact though, but again no curving aside from the 3 push slice.. I hope this information helps.

Much more free flowing swing though and it seems like a little more pop.. So thanks.. I look forward to the next step!
post #83 of 338
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Couldn't really get much done at work today... Thinking about how nice it will be to improve impact position and more! I know it's bad, but what to do!a3_biggrin.gif
post #84 of 338
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Do you guys think I need to fix the camera angle from DTL? It looks like it might be slightly to the right or am I seeing things?
post #85 of 338
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post

Do you guys think I need to fix the camera angle from DTL? It looks like it might be slightly to the right or am I seeing things?

Yeah it is a bit to the right.  Nice work though.  You are in great hands.  I look forward to seeing your progress.

post #86 of 338
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Do you guys think I need to fix the camera angle from DTL? It looks like it might be slightly to the right or am I seeing things?

 

Yes I would agree with that, check this out

 

http://thesandtrap.com/b/playing_tips/filming_your_swing

post #87 of 338
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Yes I would agree with that, check this out

 

http://thesandtrap.com/b/playing_tips/filming_your_swing

 

I have seen that thread, but there is just something there that I am missing.. Probably how I am aiming the camera maybe?

 

If I were to fix this issue, would you suggest that I move my camera to the right of where it is now, I thought that setting it perpendicular to the target was enough, but it seems like it was more towards me.. I guess I'll just try different movements slowly until I get it right!

 

Thanks

post #88 of 338
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post
 

 

I have seen that thread, but there is just something there that I am missing.. Probably how I am aiming the camera maybe?

 

If I were to fix this issue, would you suggest that I move my camera to the right of where it is now, I thought that setting it perpendicular to the target was enough, but it seems like it was more towards me.. I guess I'll just try different movements slowly until I get it right!

 

Thanks

Your camera is actually positioned too far right. The optimal position is right along your toe line. Everything looks like it's angled because of the camera's position.

post #89 of 338
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Originally Posted by billchao View Post
 

Your camera is actually positioned too far right. The optimal position is right along your toe line. Everything looks like it's angled because of the camera's position.

This. Lay down an alignment stick along your toe line, then go back to your camera and set-it up so the alignment stick is centered in the camera and square to the view finder. Your camera position will be good for all clubs because your toe line shouldn't change.

post #90 of 338
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

This. Lay down an alignment stick along your toe line, then go back to your camera and set-it up so the alignment stick is centered in the camera and square to the view finder. Your camera position will be good for all clubs because your toe line shouldn't change.

 

I will try that my friend.. Thanks!

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