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I've been Playing Golf for:​ ------ 8 years

My current handicap index or average score is: ------ 3

My typical ball flight is: ------ Draw, Push

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: ----- Weak slice/cut

 


 

 

Hey guys, Just wanted to show you what I'm working on.  I'm trying to get this new stance at 100%.  Basically, I'm bent more at the hip so my butt sticks out more, and lifting my chin, so it allows my shoulders to rotate freely and get all the way behind the ball.  I have provided my trackman numbers as well.  I want to build a swing where I can keep my power, and use it to my advantage, rather than losing it, and trying the control game.  The video and trackman are with 7 iron.  With my eyes, I think the video looks like I may pull it a bit, but it may be due to camera angle, I'm not 100% though.  Thanks

 

 

 

 

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Hey guys, Just wanted to show you what I'm working on.  I'm trying to get this new stance at 100%.  Basically, I'm bent more at the hip so my butt sticks out more, and lifting my chin, so it allows my shoulders to rotate freely and get all the way behind the ball.  I have provided my trackman numbers as well.  I want to build a swing where I can keep my power, and use it to my advantage, rather than losing it, and trying the control game.  The video and trackman are with 7 iron.  With my eyes, I think the video looks like I may pull it a bit, but it may be due to camera angle, I'm not 100% though.  Thanks

 

 

Overall swing looks good, would be great to see a face one.  I would tend to disagree with the bolded part, would recommend checking on this thread.  To me it looks like the weight is sitting too far back into your heels.  Can cause some path issues.

 

 Good Golf Posture (How to Address the Golf Ball) 

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To me it looks like the weight is sitting too far back into your heels.  Can cause some path issues.

 

 Good Golf Posture (How to Address the Golf Ball) 

I agree, to fix this bend over a bit more?  Thats what I got from the link?

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I agree, to fix this bend over a bit more?  Thats what I got from the link?

 

Will be bending over less with the hips and "slumping" more with the upper back.  Almost feel like you could balance a glass of water on your neck at address.  Shoulders will be rounded inwards.  Will allow you to see the ball out of the center of your eyes and simply the pivot.   All having the "chin up" does is make the shoulders turn too flat which moves your head around.  Stay centered and you can actually increase the amount you turn because you "free up" other parts of your body.  Something you need to do, especially in the lower body.  Looks like your hips slide to the right on the backswing, causing the arms to lift and causing some sequence issues.

 

 

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Lift ----- back to what you said to that.  I worked on this today, and it did feel good.  I saw the article and saw the many demonstrations from pros including Tiger Woods and you sold me on it.  Back to the lift though.  What is something I can do so I don't just "lift" like you said.  I'm assuming you mean lift the arms rather than turn?

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I will upload 2 new videos tomorrow night as well.  Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to make those pictures.  I truly appreciate it.

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I will upload 2 new videos tomorrow night as well.  Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to make those pictures.  I truly appreciate it.

 

No problem, get a face-on view if you can.

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I see a bit of a re-route on the way down possibly?  Swing feels GREAT though.  I feel like I can swing as hard as I want at the ball.  Tonight me and my coach were working on keeping my left arm more connected to my body at the top.  "keeping the triangle"

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I see a bit of a re-route on the way down possibly?  Swing feels GREAT though.  I feel like I can swing as hard as I want at the ball.  Tonight me and my coach were working on keeping my left arm more connected to my body at the top.  "keeping the triangle"

 

Yeah gets a little "shallow to steep".  Address is much better though.

 

I think part of why the club head gets inside the hands on the takeaway is due to the arms at set-up.  They, especially the left arm, is too bent at address.  So I would try to keep the body alignments the same but have the arms handing more "in front" of you rather than to your side.  Feel like the top of the left arm, part closest to the arm pit, is on top of the left pec rather than to the left of the pec.

 

So the shaft gets steep on the downswing and to compensate you roll the left foot forward to "make room".  Long term this might be something I look at improving to avoid injury with your lower back, ankle and left knee.

Pic below, left foot planted as the players transfers their weight forward.  Can now use the ground to "push" off of to extend their legs, raise their belt buckle and take the tension or flexion out of his lower back.

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Once again, I thank you so much for your help.  I have one more question though.  As for the shallow to steep down swing, changing the setup will allow my hands to get in a better position at the top?  Which in turn allows me to be on more of the correct plane the full time?  Thanks always --- Nick

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Once again, I thank you so much for your help.  I have one more question though.  As for the shallow to steep down swing, changing the setup will allow my hands to get in a better position at the top?  Which in turn allows me to be on more of the correct plane the full time?  Thanks always --- Nick

 

I think changing the positions of the arms at set-up will help the way the club loads on the backswing.  Not saying it will fix the entire thing but it's kind of the first step IMO.  

 

Here's your top of backswing, looks really good to me, just looking at this position by itself there's nothing to "fix".  I also think you can play decent golf, looks like you have some speed, being "shallow to steep".  I think if you want to keep improving and tighten up your ballstriking the pieces I mentioned are worth looking at.

 

Going to put a video together for you today or tomorrow to explain further.

 

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Thanks a ton!  You have no idea how much I appreciate your help.  Shallow to steep produces some speed?  What we were working on, to tighten it up a little at the top, I would place a glove under my left arm.  It felt ALOT more connected, which I think is a good thing of course.  I'm open to any suggestions.  I just want to get my first collegiate victory under my belt.  Thanks.

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Thanks a ton!  You have no idea how much I appreciate your help.  Shallow to steep produces some speed?  What we were working on, to tighten it up a little at the top, I would place a glove under my left arm.  It felt ALOT more connected, which I think is a good thing of course.  I'm open to any suggestions.  I just want to get my first collegiate victory under my belt.  Thanks.

 

No just saying that it look like you produce some decent speed.  Means that you can "get away" with going a little "shallow to steep".

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