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post #397 of 748
We have the SoCal outing this weekend. Not sure if we're full, but check it out.
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We have the SoCal outing this weekend. Not sure if we're full, but check it out.

oh crap i completely forgot. my girlfriend got my tickets for the northern trust this weekend for valentines day. i need to post on there to let them know

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We have the SoCal outing this weekend. Not sure if we're full, but check it out.
oh crap i completely forgot. my girlfriend got my tickets for the northern trust this weekend for valentines day. i need to post on there to let them know

I'm skipping out on my kids' open invitation for the Northern Trust. We want to go next year. We have our priorities straight. a1_smile.gif

We're also planning on going to the Toshiba Classic, we'll see how the ticket situation goes, I have only 2 and need 4.
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I'm skipping out on my kids' open invitation for the Northern Trust. We want to go next year. We have our priorities straight. a1_smile.gif

We're also planning on going to the Toshiba Classic, we'll see how the ticket situation goes, I have only 2 and need 4.

haha ya this will be my first pro golf event thing

post #401 of 748
Kyle-Why do you want to work on that?-A guess about what to work on? You have a slice swing why work on rotating your hips more?

Maybe you dont mean rotating.-But what do you mean? And why do you think this is what you need to work on?

Tip in a golf magazine? Pro who is good? Guess?
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oh i know my 3 wood isn't my only problem. i was just mentioning it because that was my go to club off the tee and now i can't even touch it at the course. haha and ya I'm working on a few withs with my irons. one thing i am working on that is helping a lot actually is firing my hips first. in my swing before i was moving hips and shoulders at the same time if not my shoulders first which i think was causing more of an over the top. yesterday i hit 8 greens and was scrambling great so i was happy. i think having the hips leading on my downswing is a step in the right direction.

Just trying to help-You seem to be wandering without a real direction.
Edited by Phil McGleno - 2/13/14 at 12:13pm
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I'm skipping out on my kids' open invitation for the Northern Trust. We want to go next year. We have our priorities straight. a1_smile.gif

We're also planning on going to the Toshiba Classic, we'll see how the ticket situation goes, I have only 2 and need 4.

haha ya this will be my first pro golf event thing

 

Yeah, as I am not involved with teaching or anything, so it takes quite a bit to get me to watch people play golf rather than do it myself. I already know what good ball strikers are like, since I watched a dozen or so soon to be PGA tour teens playing. It's pretty impressive, and puts our ball striking in it's place.

 

 

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Kyle-Why do you want to work on that?-A guess about what to work on? You have a slice swing why work on rotating your hips more?

Maybe you dont mean rotating.-But what do you mean? And why do you think this is what you need to work on?

Tip in a golf magazine? Pro who is good? Guess?
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oh i know my 3 wood isn't my only problem. i was just mentioning it because that was my go to club off the tee and now i can't even touch it at the course. haha and ya I'm working on a few withs with my irons. one thing i am working on that is helping a lot actually is firing my hips first. in my swing before i was moving hips and shoulders at the same time if not my shoulders first which i think was causing more of an over the top. yesterday i hit 8 greens and was scrambling great so i was happy. i think having the hips leading on my downswing is a step in the right direction.

Just trying to help-You seem to be wandering without a real direction.

 

Do you mean that he does not seem to have any specific drills to work on to eliminate the issue? Or that he does not even know for sure what the fundamental problems are with his swing? From what I understood, couple lessons with Mike and Dana, there are many factors that can contribute to OTT and they seem to be covered by the 5SK. Maybe I'm oversimplifying the issue, but they have helped me a lot.

 

If I go astray, I go back to pitch shots with the first key, then the second and then the one I am working on. When I am back on track again, I go back to the longer swings.

 

Or is there more to it?

post #403 of 748
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I've heard from a few people that when they tend to have an over the too swing hey start their downswing with their arms not tier lower body so when you start with your lower body it helps your and stay on plane. It may be wrong but it's really helped with some extra distance and a straighter shot
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I've heard from a few people that when they tend to have an over the too swing hey start their downswing with their arms not tier lower body so when you start with your lower body it helps your and stay on plane. It may be wrong but it's really helped with some extra distance and a straighter shot


Yeah, but it might not be your problem. As @Phil McGleno queried, did an instructor or expert see your swing and determine that you are not firing your hips soon enough?

 

For me at this point, my issue is still from the wrist. To get my wrist into the right position, my body needs to be in the right position, and in turn my arms need to be set correctly then finally my wrists can be in the correct position. Any of these things out of place at the right time could cause OTT. I would not have known this if not for Mike and Dana telling me.

 

It takes an expert instructor to watch your swing and tell you what to fix.

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Yeah, but it might not be your problem. As @Phil McGleno queried, did an instructor or expert see your swing and determine that you are not firing your hips soon enough?

 

For me at this point, my issue is still from the wrist. To get my wrist into the right position, my body needs to be in the right position, and in turn my arms need to be set correctly then finally my wrists can be in the correct position. Any of these things out of place at the right time could cause OTT. I would not have known this if not for Mike and Dana telling me.

 

It takes an expert instructor to watch your swing and tell you what to fix.


ever think he wants to figure this out on his own? everyone knows there's a quicker way, but there's some fun in the process and pride in saying "I got to X.X handicap on my own." i hope many of the posters here aren't/weren't like this with their kids.

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Yeah, but it might not be your problem. As @Phil McGleno queried, did an instructor or expert see your swing and determine that you are not firing your hips soon enough?

 

For me at this point, my issue is still from the wrist. To get my wrist into the right position, my body needs to be in the right position, and in turn my arms need to be set correctly then finally my wrists can be in the correct position. Any of these things out of place at the right time could cause OTT. I would not have known this if not for Mike and Dana telling me.

 

It takes an expert instructor to watch your swing and tell you what to fix.


ever think he wants to figure this out on his own? everyone knows there's a quicker way, but there's some fun in the process and pride in saying "I got to X.X handicap on my own." i hope many of the posters here aren't/weren't like this with their kids.

 

So true. My kids are getting (or have already gotten) past the stage where they want any kind of help. I need to hire tutors (even for math and science, ugh) when they desire it, so they can take the learning process into their own hands.

 

About the golf, given "feel is not real", it seems like a very frustrating journey to learn it without some form of guidance. My teen kids are happy to get any good coaching.

 

Even the pros have coaches.

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ever think he wants to figure this out on his own? everyone knows there's a quicker way, but there's some fun in the process and pride in saying "I got to X.X handicap on my own." i hope many of the posters here aren't/weren't like this with their kids.

 

Yep......

 

I really enjoy watching my kids make the same silly mistakes that I made too.  I could help them along the way with a little insight and guidance based on experience, but then I wouldn't get to laugh at their misery as often.  What fun would that be?

 

;-)

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ever think he wants to figure this out on his own? everyone knows there's a quicker way, but there's some fun in the process and pride in saying "I got to X.X handicap on my own." i hope many of the posters here aren't/weren't like this with their kids.

 

Yep......

 

I really enjoy watching my kids make the same silly mistakes that I made too.  I could help them along the way with a little insight and guidance based on experience, but then I wouldn't get to laugh at their misery as often.  What fun would that be.

 

;-)

 

 

:-$, I need to show my kids this post. . .

post #409 of 748
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Haha I take some pointers from here and if I don't understand it or it's too awkward for me I try to figure out a different way to approach it. I think of golf as a constant learning activity
post #410 of 748
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ever think he wants to figure this out on his own? everyone knows there's a quicker way, but there's some fun in the process and pride in saying "I got to X.X handicap on my own." i hope many of the posters here aren't/weren't like this with their kids.

 

My kids played the same sports I played. They didn't have to make the same stupid mistakes I made because I taught them better before they made them.

 

Isn't that the way it's supposed to be?

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ever think he wants to figure this out on his own? everyone knows there's a quicker way, but there's some fun in the process and pride in saying "I got to X.X handicap on my own." i hope many of the posters here aren't/weren't like this with their kids.

 

My kids played the same sports I played. They didn't have to make the same stupid mistakes I made because I taught them better before they made them.

 

Isn't that the way it's supposed to be?

 

Yup, sounds familiar.

 

Mostly because it looked like it hurt. . .:-D

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ever think he wants to figure this out on his own? everyone knows there's a quicker way, but there's some fun in the process and pride in saying "I got to X.X handicap on my own." i hope many of the posters here aren't/weren't like this with their kids.

 

I'm just guessing, but when someone comes on a public forum and asks for advice he generally doesn't just want to figure it out on his own.  He generally wants advice.  
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+1

So true.. If ya want to figure it out on your own get there and then come post your numbers or just come talk about how you got there!
post #414 of 748
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Just got back from the drive range. Figured a lot out. Can't wait for my next round
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