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Let's see a before and after photo! You sir, are amazing!

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Mailman

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At 6' 4" I also lost a bunch of weight, about 50 lbs ( 248 down to about 195) @ 195 I felt skinny and at times weak. I found there was a complete adjustment to my swing, it went south and was unpredictable, not really terrible but dispersion was much wider. Missing a few fairways than usual and a bit further away from the pin on par threes

However there is hope, eventually you find it again. in my case my weight came back to 210-15 and I played much better.

BTW that's great news on your weight change, and life style change. When I lost my weight I often had. People I knew would pull me aside, some would ask if I was Sick or had cancer. I took it as a compliment, their intentions were right.
post #22 of 35
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At 6' 4" I also lost a bunch of weight, about 50 lbs ( 248 down to about 195) @ 195 I felt skinny and at times weak. I found there was a complete adjustment to my swing, it went south and was unpredictable, not really terrible but dispersion was much wider. Missing a few fairways than usual and a bit further away from the pin on par threes

However there is hope, eventually you find it again. in my case my weight came back to 210-15 and I played much better.

BTW that's great news on your weight change, and life style change. When I lost my weight I often had. People I knew would pull me aside, some would ask if I was Sick or had cancer. I took it as a compliment, their intentions were right.
Yeah, I get a lot of sick or cancer questions. I have a lesson tonight and I am hoping he gets me back on track.
post #23 of 35
I'll add my congrats on the weight drop as well. I'm currently just trying to shave off about 25 more to get to my fighting weight of 185-190.

About the power dropping off- I would guess (after seeing quite a few of the 'larger' golfers out there over the years) that your original swing was probably pretty flat trying to get around the mass of your body. Now that the mass is lower and subsequently, the volume is lower, your swing plane is getting more upright and its harder to control. Leading to weak contact and fades or slices. building your strength back up- core, legs and arms will certainly help. But grooving a new swing plane is probably what the instructor will be working on. you will find a slot that is comfortable and easy to repeat. It might not click right away, but practice and playing should build a repeatable swing eventually. you will be able to use your core and legs more and the distance will return.

I play with a friend of mine who is of a 'larger' volume (so to speak) and he has the opposite problem. He still swings with a much too upright swing that he had when he was 20 (30 years ago). With his size he cant get the clubhead high enough to create any clubhead speed and comes over the top and it's almost always a weak slice to 175-200. I've tried to get him to swing "AROUND not UP" to use his mass to his advantage, but he doesn't stick with it on the course.

Good luck, and congrats again...
post #24 of 35
Gipper,

Those are two completely different people mate!

The transformation is amazing.

Well done.

Regards

Mailman
post #25 of 35

Impressive.  Before and after pics are amazing!

 

Just wondering, what did it?  Obviously it's a mental shift that's really personal, but I mean practically.  Specific diet, calorie counting, just a sort of general no junk food, more veggies?  Stomach surgery (one of my uncles had it maybe 18 months ago now and made a transformation similar to yours, and he's now an obsessive runner)?  You say you're running a 5k and aiming for a half-marathon.  Was running the main exercise?  Did a particular exercise routine help, both for weight loss and maintaining mental outlook/focus?  Feel free to ignore if it's too personal.  I'm just interested cause it's such an impressive transformation and I wonder what enabled you to go all in like that and stick with what I imagine was a fairly long process and tough permanent life change.

 

No personal experience to share in the big weight change, but I'm a tall guy (tad shy of 6'3") and I'm relatively flexible and definitely have flexible shoulders.  I can definitely see how dropping that much weight and volume would get you out of positions you were relying on your volume and lack of flexibility to ensure you stayed in.  I'm still learning how to use better mechanics to slot myself in the right positions.  It's easy to slide out of good positions if you're at all flexible and don't have good habits ingrained.  Good luck with the lessons!

post #26 of 35

Congrats on the weight loss.

 

Oh..by the way, anybody with camo coveralls like that is all right in my book.  :-D

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Congrats on the weight loss.

Oh..by the way, anybody with camo coveralls like that is all right in my book.  a3_biggrin.gif

Haha.... Hunting will always be my first love.
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Congrats on the weight loss.

Oh..by the way, anybody with camo coveralls like that is all right in my book.  a3_biggrin.gif

Haha.... Hunting will always be my first love.

 

I don't now about that.  That girl there looks like she might have Dad wrapped around her finger.

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I don't now about that.  That girl there looks like she might have Dad wrapped around her finger.

She is my hunting buddy. She has hunted musk rats, helped clean ducks, geese and pheasants. She can scout deer and has her first bow...... But yup, I am wrapped around her finger. a3_biggrin.gif
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I don't now about that.  That girl there looks like she might have Dad wrapped around her finger.

She is my hunting buddy. She has hunted musk rats, helped clean ducks, geese and pheasants. She can scout deer and has her first bow...... But yup, I am wrapped around her finger. a3_biggrin.gif

 

Cool.  I always like to see parents introducing there kids to outdoors stuff.

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Cool.  I always like to see parents introducing there kids to outdoors stuff.

Yep, same here.  Very inspiring stuff @Gipper!

post #32 of 35
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We moved to Pa from North Dakota...... It is just a way of life up there. Nothing better than a 4 year old girl pulling a nice Northern Pike out of the ice or letting me know what bucks are shooters and what ones should be passed up on.
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We moved to Pa from North Dakota...... It is just a way of life up there. Nothing better than a 4 year old girl pulling a nice Northern Pike out of the ice or letting me know what bucks are shooters and what ones should be passed up on.

 

North Dakota??  Were you running away from the oil boom?

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North Dakota??  Were you running away from the oil boom?

I am from the other side of the state but the oil boom has been great for the state. I am in corporate security and unfortunately cows don't steal so there is not much in that field up there.
post #35 of 35
Gratz on the weight loss.

Im in the same phase myself. About 50 lbs weight remains of my goal. I should reach it by january 2015.

My advice is for you is to incorporate a gym routine. Im doing 4h gym per week plus my aerobic exercises which add up to 5h per wweek thusfar.
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