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post #37 of 42
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Im not going to argue with a pro, but I know for me and for other high hcp's I know - if we lift our head prior to impact in anticipation of watching the ball flight, nothing good happens.    Lydia is an example of what I'm talking about ... keeping the eyes on the ball and not prematurely lifting the head

 

Most pros look like that, yes, but that doesn't mean it's a requirement. They could also close their eyes and whistle Dixie and still hit the ball better than you (or I).

 

Again, I haven't seen your swing, but I'd still wager that I'd tackle ten other things before worrying about your head "lifting in anticipation of watching the ball flight." I've quite literally never had to work on that with anyone. And likely never will have to. Your head comes up on its own to watch the ball flight just fine for most people. If anything, far too many people keep their heads buried in the ground for far too long.

 

Post a My Swing thread.

post #38 of 42

On the bit about keeping your head down ...

 

At a point or two in my two years, I've taken that piece of advice a little too far. Maybe I was just sick of hearing it. One round saw me lose no less than six balls because I didn't catch sight of my ball of the tee and none of my helpful, advice-giving, buddies were watching either. It really sucked at the time, but it was a lesson learned.

post #39 of 42
I absolutely agree to what iacas is saying. In my opinion there's nothing bad about moving the head early in the follow-through towards the target.
post #40 of 42
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Im not going to argue with a pro, but I know for me and for other high hcp's I know - if we lift our head prior to impact in anticipation of watching the ball flight, nothing good happens.    Lydia is an example of what I'm talking about ... keeping the eyes on the ball and not prematurely lifting the head


My first thought when I see one of the pros really staying down after impact is that it sure looks pretty.

 

My second thought is that if I did that my already injured right rotator cuff would last about one good swing and my never injured back would soon follow.

 

No thanks.

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Originally Posted by inthehole View Post

 

Im not going to argue with a pro, but I know for me and for other high hcp's I know - if we lift our head prior to impact in anticipation of watching the ball flight, nothing good happens.    Lydia is an example of what I'm talking about ... keeping the eyes on the ball and not prematurely lifting the head

 

Most pros look like that, yes, but that doesn't mean it's a requirement. They could also close their eyes and whistle Dixie and still hit the ball better than you (or I).

 

Again, I haven't seen your swing, but I'd still wager that I'd tackle ten other things before worrying about your head "lifting in anticipation of watching the ball flight." I've quite literally never had to work on that with anyone. And likely never will have to. Your head comes up on its own to watch the ball flight just fine for most people. If anything, far too many people keep their heads buried in the ground for far too long.

 

Post a My Swing thread.

 

I'll try to figure out how to do this - I'm just not very good with the iphone / uploading stuff (I'm proud of myself I figured out how to list that picture - LOL !!).

post #42 of 42
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Im not going to argue with a pro, but I know for me and for other high hcp's I know - if we lift our head prior to impact in anticipation of watching the ball flight, nothing good happens.    Lydia is an example of what I'm talking about ... keeping the eyes on the ball and not prematurely lifting the head

But she allows her head to follow her shoulder immediately after contact. She doesn't stare at the spot where the ball was for more than about 0.2 second. Otherwise, I think your follow through is all screwed up.

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But I have to say that staring at the spot where the ball was long after contact does work for putting.....for me anyway.

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