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post #1 of 18
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Looking for some help and tips... thought i have been doing things right and looks like i haven't... 

I've been Playing Golf for:​ 6 years

My current handicap index or average score is: 85

My typical ball flight is: high pushes

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: here and there hook

 


 

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post #2 of 18

Back swing is a little much much around you and this causes the shaft to get across the line. Creates some re-routing timing issues on the downswing. Couple things I would start with.

 

"Softer" right arm at address. Right arm is too straight, too rigid.....

 

 

And stays too straight. So the arms track inward too much and the club head can load "up". Soften that right arm and add some flex with it on the takeaway so the hands don't travel so far inward. Again the right arm will feel softer and flex more but the elbow will still stay in front of the shirt seam.

post #3 of 18
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So at address there should be a slight bend in the right elbow... then add some bend on the backswing to attach the upper part of my arm to the side of the rib cage....
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So at address there should be a slight bend in the right elbow... then add some bend on the backswing to attach the upper part of my arm to the side of the rib cage....

 

Yep, that will keep the right arm from sliding behind you and getting the shaft too far across the line.

post #5 of 18
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so been working hard on the swing.. still taking it to much around with no up... currently trying to ingrain what mvmac has recommended with just tilting and extending. Also looks like im using too much of the turning piece which doesn't give me a chance to cock the wrist, and help me ascend the club up plane. Hope to post a video once i get use to the tilt and extend, with out the feeling of turning

post #6 of 18

To your question you sent me on FB

 

Not like the lawn mower drill, that can get the elbow behind the shirt seam. More like the upper right arm folds softly just in front of your lat. Basically if someone was to put their hand on the side/front of your rib cage at address, you would want to lightly squeeze their hand from A1-2. When the arm stays straight,you won't be able to "squeeze" that hand and that's when the club gets in and the upper arm slides behind you.

 

Green line represents the shirt seam, blue dot is the middle of your upper right arm. The upper arm is gently folding into the side but in front of the shirt seam. Then you keep stretching and bending. The upper arm will come off the side a bit, not trying to keep it "glued" to you, but the arm/elbow won't go "behind" you.

post #7 of 18
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So been practicing and looks like i haven't been making progress with my arms.  should the right arm folding blend in with the rate i turn... here are some videos.. hit it pretty good but my backswing is making me sick... lol

 

 

post #8 of 18

Have you ever thought about setting up with your right arm a bit softer so in front of your right elbow portion of the arm you can see a bit of your left arm at address?  I probably do this a bit too much at times with the soft right elbow, but here is a visual for you.  It should help you be able to fold the right arm a little sooner with your turn rates.  I think your right arm is too straight maybe to start.  Somebody can correct me if I am wrong.   Also feel like your hands go back down the line a little longer instead of just in right away.

 

post #9 of 18
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Will the distance between the elbows increase when I soften and slightly bend the right arm
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Will the distance between the elbows increase when I soften and slightly bend the right arm

It should not. The "pit" of the elbow should be facing out away from you. So the elbow bends in slightly to your body and not back away from your other arm. Making sense?
post #11 of 18
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So it's more of setting up with the elbow slightly bent and elbow closer to the ribcage
post #12 of 18
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So it's more of setting up with the elbow slightly bent and elbow closer to the ribcage

Yeah and it "feels" like it stays softly against your side a bit as you turn back. It may also "feel" like your arms are not doing much in the backswing. But allowing the bend early will get the hands up quicker at the start so they don't just pull in.
post #13 of 18
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Ahh ok... looks like my right shoulder lowers slightly. . And the first move is to start tilting to get the hands to start their ascend
post #14 of 18

Yeah agree with @cipher, right arm has to get "softer". Filmed this today. Note how the right arm in the "before" is really straight and above the left.

 

 

post #15 of 18
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so have been coming up with a routine to get that arm feeling the right arm softer.... pretty much like Charlie Wi's routine address the ball with my left hand on the grip only then bring in the right arm... hopefully i can get some video tomorrow it felt pretty good and less around.... its still going to take some time getting use to since bad habits are hard to break.  Thanks for the video MV definitly going to bookmark to remind me everyday lol

post #16 of 18
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so have been coming up with a routine to get that arm feeling the right arm softer.... pretty much like Charlie Wi's routine address the ball with my left hand on the grip only then bring in the right arm... hopefully i can get some video tomorrow it felt pretty good and less around.... its still going to take some time getting use to since bad habits are hard to break.  Thanks for the video MV definitly going to bookmark to remind me everyday lol

 

Have a buddy or someone lay a shaft on your forearms, obviously making sure the shaft isn't pointing left, can be straight or slightly right. 

 

Also post a face on view when you can, might be one more thing you can do.

post #17 of 18
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Looks like having the handle slightly forward and up helps with the right arm
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Looks like having the handle slightly forward and up helps with the right arm

 

Yep I agree, I like to see some forward press at set-up

 

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