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post #181 of 195
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My head is still dipping during backswing, im really struggling to get the feel of stopping this. 

 

 

Did you make some swings with your forehead against a wall?

post #182 of 195
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Did you make some swings with your forehead against a wall?

Yeah I have been!

just cant seem to get it done when off the wall.

post #183 of 195
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Yeah I have been!
just cant seem to get it done when off the wall.
Just for fun, go put your head against a wall a do a few swings............

Ok, now run back to the computer and describe, in your own words, what it felt like when you were doing this.
post #184 of 195
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Just for fun, go put your head against a wall a do a few swings............

Ok, now run back to the computer and describe, in your own words, what it felt like when you were doing this.

 

 

I would look for what feels different that your old swing when your head is not able to move. Its going to feel exaggerated, but you need a comparison. 

 

I like thinking this way because then it helps me remember my old swing so I don't go back to it. I could be on the course and hit a hook and think, "Oh yea that felt like the old backswing a bit, need more up with the hands". Don't want to be doomed to repeat the past too often in golf. :-D

post #185 of 195
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I would look for what feels different that your old swing when your head is not able to move. Its going to feel exaggerated, but you need a comparison. 


Exactly. There should be some sensations that jump out at you immediately. Try to identify them, maybe even write them down, and then recreate those sensation in a slow swing without your head on the wall and see what it looks like on video.

Be patient, you'll get it eventually. Golf is hard but it's nowhere near as hard as macking a chicken, those ****ers are fast!
post #186 of 195
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Just for fun, go put your head against a wall a do a few swings............

Ok, now run back to the computer and describe, in your own words, what it felt like when you were doing this.
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

 

I would look for what feels different that your old swing when your head is not able to move. Its going to feel exaggerated, but you need a comparison. 

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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post


Exactly. There should be some sensations that jump out at you immediately. 

 

@mackingchicken, do this ^^^^^^^^^^^

post #187 of 195
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Just for fun, go put your head against a wall a do a few swings............

Ok, now run back to the computer and describe, in your own words, what it felt like when you were doing this.

done, lower body feels really constricted like Im forcing hips to stay completely still (Though they are turning).

Besides that couldnt feel any other dramatic changes

post #188 of 195
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done, lower body feels really constricted like Im forcing hips to stay completely still (Though they are turning).

Besides that couldnt feel any other dramatic changes

 

 

New things will feel different, ect. After awhile, those things will feel normal. I would suggest to keep at what Mike has suggested, he Knows what he's talking about.

post #189 of 195
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Just wondering what is actually causing my head to drop during downswing? Or is that hard to tell from the vid?

post #190 of 195
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Originally Posted by mackingchicken View Post

done, lower body feels really constricted like Im forcing hips to stay completely still (Though they are turning).
Besides that couldnt feel any other dramatic changes
Ok, perfect, now try some SLOW swings where you try to replicate that feeling. Maybe alternate a couple swings like that and then back to the wall drill. Just go back and forth, using video, until you start to see an inprovememt in your head movement.

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New things will feel different, ect. After awhile, those things will feel normal. I would suggest to keep at what Mike has suggested, he Knows what he's talking about.
Understanding the bold is pretty key. Make sure you're working towards making the new motions feel normal and not just reverting back to what feels normal but is a bad motion.
post #191 of 195
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done, lower body feels really constricted like Im forcing hips to stay completely still (Though they are turning).

Besides that couldnt feel any other dramatic changes

 

Yea that is normal. Just think about how many swings you have taken were your head has moved a lot. This change will feel drastic. 

post #192 of 195
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Just wondering what is actually causing my head to drop during downswing? Or is that hard to tell from the vid?

 

I think I've posted something similar before, IMO it's a rates issues, left knee flexes at too fast a rate on the takeaway. Reason why keeping the head steady feels like the hips are restricted. So keep the left knee flex "slower", more gradual. 

post #193 of 195
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Just wondering what is actually causing my head to drop during downswing? Or is that hard to tell from the vid?

 

 

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I think I've posted something similar before, IMO it's a rates issues, left knee flexes at too fast a rate on the takeaway. Reason why keeping the head steady feels like the hips are restricted. So keep the left knee flex "slower", more gradual. 

FWIW, and this may or may not work for you but...I fixed this issue by feeling like my knee flex doesn't change at all until my shaft is about halfway to parallel on the backswing (A1.5 or so), once I get to there my knees start to change flex (trail leg starts to straighten) allowing my hips to turn on an incline but you have to keep it gradual, don't let it happen all at once. Give it a try, working with a camera (as always) and see if that keeps the head from dipping.

post #194 of 195
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post
 

 

I think I've posted something similar before, IMO it's a rates issues, left knee flexes at too fast a rate on the takeaway. Reason why keeping the head steady feels like the hips are restricted. So keep the left knee flex "slower", more gradual. 

Will do for sure. Thanks everyone! will keep working

post #195 of 195
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

 

 

FWIW, and this may or may not work for you but...I fixed this issue by feeling like my knee flex doesn't change at all until my shaft is about halfway to parallel on the backswing (A1.5 or so), once I get to there my knees start to change flex (trail leg starts to straighten) allowing my hips to turn on an incline.

 

I think that's a feeling that can work as well.

 

@mackingchicken, you might even come up with your own feeling but the left knee flexing "all at once" I feel is causing the head to go down.

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