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post #109 of 187
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Excuse my attire a2_wink.gif


Mike without sunglasses!? I kind of had this Daft Punk image of you, and now it's shattered.

Thanks for the video.
post #110 of 187
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Mike without sunglasses!? I kind of had this Daft Punk image of you, and now it's shattered.

Thanks for the video.

 

 

Also, No visor..first time I've seen mike naked from the neck up..lol

 

T-shirt, shorts ang flip flops are the only way to dress...:-D

post #111 of 187
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Well..... After hitting a small bag of balls (30), hitting approximately 75-80 balls during the scramble, another 100 or so (mostly lob wedge) at home, I am thoroughly discouraged. I did not hit it so bad at the course, but the balls I hit at home were not so great. I am really struggling with keeping the arms in front of me. I have decided that I a have to get something set up in the backyard to hit balls. I think with hitting balls at a net, I may feel less pressure to have good results. Hopefully this will make it easier to "change the picture".
post #112 of 187
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Originally Posted by 14ledo81 View Post

Well..... After hitting a small bag of balls (30), hitting approximately 75-80 balls during the scramble, another 100 or so (mostly lob wedge) at home, I am thoroughly discouraged. I did not hit it so bad at the course, but the balls I hit at home were not so great. I am really struggling with keeping the arms in front of me. I have decided that I a have to get something set up in the backyard to hit balls. I think with hitting balls at a net, I may feel less pressure to have good results. Hopefully this will make it easier to "change the picture".

 

Hang in there, brother. It's a very hard, discouraging game. I had a tough day at the range trying to change the picture today too. We just gotta keep it all in perspective, you know? It's reading posts like yours here that remind me I'm not alone in this. Somewhere deep down, I still believe, even if I don't want to sometimes. 

 

Cheers, mate. :beer:

post #113 of 187
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Originally Posted by 14ledo81 View Post

Well..... After hitting a small bag of balls (30), hitting approximately 75-80 balls during the scramble, another 100 or so (mostly lob wedge) at home, I am thoroughly discouraged. I did not hit it so bad at the course, but the balls I hit at home were not so great. I am really struggling with keeping the arms in front of me. I have decided that I a have to get something set up in the backyard to hit balls. I think with hitting balls at a net, I may feel less pressure to have good results. Hopefully this will make it easier to "change the picture".

Hang in there, brother. It's a very hard, discouraging game. I had a tough day at the range trying to change the picture today too. We just gotta keep it all in perspective, you know? It's reading posts like yours here that remind me I'm not alone in this. Somewhere deep down, I still believe, even if I don't want to sometimes. 

Cheers, mate. c2_beer.gif

It is kind of crazy how the roller coaster of feelings go. One day a guy is hitting the ball great. Feel on top of the world. Next day, hitting like crap. Want to quit. (Well not really quit but pretty upset anyway)
post #114 of 187
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It is kind of crazy how the roller coaster of feelings go. One day a guy is hitting the ball great. Feel on top of the world. Next day, hitting like crap. Want to quit. (Well not really quit but pretty upset anyway)

 

 

Hahaha...welcome to my world. I feel your pain.

post #115 of 187

Golf is a fickle mistress. It only takes one shot to bring you back though. ;-)

post #116 of 187
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It is kind of crazy how the roller coaster of feelings go. One day a guy is hitting the ball great. Feel on top of the world. Next day, hitting like crap. Want to quit. (Well not really quit but pretty upset anyway)

Preachin' to the choir brother, preaching' to the choir...

post #117 of 187
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Golf is a fickle mistress. It only takes one shot to bring you back though. ;-)

 

 

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It is kind of crazy how the roller coaster of feelings go. One day a guy is hitting the ball great. Feel on top of the world. Next day, hitting like crap. Want to quit. (Well not really quit but pretty upset anyway)

Preachin' to the choir brother, preaching' to the choir...

 

Good to hear I am not the only one..... Misery loves company.

post #118 of 187
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I got home late last night and was thinking about my swing (as usual).  I decided I would take some video at slower speeds and MAKE SURE I CHANGE THE PICTURE.  I was trying to keep the arms more in front of the body (less elbow sliding behind) and turn through to improve key #3.  I swung at a slower speed a few times, and took some video.  At the slower speed I was definitely able to see some improvement.

 

7 Iron DTL - slo mo

 

 

7 Iron FO - slo mo

 

 

 

After swinging like this (speed) for awhile and continually checking to make sure I was not regressing, I decided to swing a few more at a higher speed.  Not quite as good, but still better than before.

 

 

7 Iron FO - 75%

 

 

 

 

So what does everybody think?  I am kind of excited about this, but am wondering if I should continue hitting balls at slower speeds to help ingrain this.  If anybody thinks this is a bad idea or sees something else I should be careful of, I would love to hear it.

 

BTW, it definitely helps me (with changing the picture) to hit balls like this instead of where I can visualize the flight.  This way I am 100% concentrating on making changes and not worrying about what the ball is doing.

post #119 of 187

Nice work dude

post #120 of 187
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post
 

Nice work dude

 

Thanks Mike.  Can I assume it would be fine to hit balls at a slower speed like this for a while?  Apparently the only way I can make the "picture change" is to slow it down.

post #121 of 187
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Originally Posted by 14ledo81 View Post
 

 

Thanks Mike.  Can I assume it would be fine to hit balls at a slower speed like this for a while?  Apparently the only way I can make the "picture change" is to slow it down.

 

For sure, that's how you have to do it to change the picture and train the motion. I have to do the same thing.

post #122 of 187
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Still working on the same thing.  Not sure if there is much change, but I decided to post a few more swings.  

 

7 Iron

 

 

Driver

 

 

It appears Key #3 is starting to look a bit better to me, but contact still suffers.  When I hit one solidly, the ball flight is definitely lower to start out than it has in the past.  

 

Will contact start to pick up the more reps I put in?

post #123 of 187
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Well I had a chance to do a Vlog.  I went to a small executive course where traffic would be light.  It was actually a 9 hole - 2 green per hole course.  I played from the, ahem..."tips".  I also tried to pick the longer of the two greens each time to make the course as long as I could.  As you will see, it was still not very long.  I also hit the ball pretty well here (for me).  Take away the first two holes (add a couple of strokes), and this is what I would expect to score on a course this easy.  

 

I noticed that when I play, the old, bad habits creep back in.

 

Anybody see anything else that would help, or just to comment on, it would be appreciated.

 

post #124 of 187

It's private.

post #125 of 187
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I think I fixed it.  First time embedding with Youtube.  Vimeo would not allow me to upload that large of a video.

post #126 of 187

Nice. Did starting with 2 birdies get in your head at all?

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