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Had my first lesson today in over a year ... Interesting feedback

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Its always good to see your self on camera and have a pro look at your swing ... So, I took a lesson today ... It wasn't pretty ...

 

I'm a midcapper, who just recently figured out how to swing a golf club properly = descending blow = accuracy and distances are much better now.

 

But, I noticed on video the following:

 

Bent left arm on impact = adding loft to the club & no lag = losing yardage (not that I need help with distance)

 

Driver backswing = too long / 6-8 inched past parallel

 

Swing speed: averaged 110 with driver with a few 115's thrown in. I've been playing a stiff shaft / They recommended X-Flex

 

 

My questions to you guys are the following:

 

What drill can i do to help create lag & keeping my left arm straight at impact?

 

Is x-flex really the way to go?

 

Best bay to help shorten backswing? - I've tried for years to make my swing more compact and bring the club to parallel but I just cant do it ..

 

 

Rob 

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I don't think we can necessarily give swing advice without seeing your swing. I recommend starting a "My Swing" thread.


X Flex is probably definitely the way to go. They're a bit softer now than, say, even 10 years ago, and 110 to 115 is well into X range.

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Bent left arm on impact = adding loft to the club & no lag = losing yardage (not that I need help with distance)

 

 

I just have a comment on this because I have heard this before, but I think from my understanding that Bent left arm on impact will most likely have other more critical side effects, more importantly maintaining a consistent "contact point" because if you are unable to control or repeat the same low point in your swing, then you really introduce topped and fat shots all day.  

 

Maybe others can comment on this, this is based on my assumption I don't know if I read this anywhere, so I might be wrong.

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

I don't think we can necessarily give swing advice without seeing your swing. I recommend starting a "My Swing" thread.


X Flex is probably definitely the way to go. They're a bit softer now than, say, even 10 years ago, and 110 to 115 is well into X range.

 

I will post swing vids soon...

 

Thanks for the feedback on the X-flex ... I forgot to mention that I did in fact pick up an X-flex driver immediately after the lesson to demo.

 

Took it to the range & noticed the following: My misses (hooks) were not as bad as usual (held the line better) / Trajectory was 100 times better than that of the stiff flex - The stiff flex would balloon on me, it would still carry 260+ but with no roll - The X-flex had a boring trajectory, which is exactly what I was looking for ... 260+ carry with 20 yards of roll ...

 

My instructor told me that I NEEDED to shorten my backswing with the X-Flex ... I forgot his reasoning but it seemed that when I did concentrate on shorting the backswing on drives - the results were much better than those that I would take back 6-8inches past parallel.

 

Thanks guys ... More to come!

 

 

Rob

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