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My Swing (mmoan2)

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I've been Playing Golf for:​ About 4 years

My current handicap index or average score is: mid 80s on 6500 yd. courses

My typical ball flight is: pretty standard height and fairly long (about 185 carry with a 5i; 270 carry Dr.)

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: A pull hook. 90% of my poor shots are hooks, often coupled with a topped shot that results in a pull hook 10 yards off the ground.

 

Anyway, here's what I aim to get out of this: A good start on getting my full swing consistent enough to be at least a sub-10 handicap by the end of the year. I only play golf sparingly right now, mostly for financial reasons (and it's 105 degrees plus all day in AZ for three months now), but I should be able to become more serious about it beginning this fall. I would like to work on my swing heavily over the summer.

 

I took lessons twice - 3 quick ones from a local pro the week I started playing in 2010, and a series of 5 about 2 years ago. I learned a lot about drilling specific aspects of the swing then, and it has made me an even bigger advocate of what I've read here about 5SK and some of the theories prescribed. I feel like there are probably two or so things I am doing drastically wrong that, if improved, could make me a capable ball striker even if there's a dozen little problems to correct that would make me even better. Tonight when I post my swings - I wanted to put a AW, 6i, and driver up from DTL and FO - I plan on commenting on what I see, and then would welcome any suggestions from the forum not only about my swing, but about what I think is wrong with my swing.

 

Lastly, I cannot strongly enough say how grateful I am this option exists for regular duffers like me. The amount of knowledge presented here by the moderators and their colleagues who contribute is worth hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. It's pretty cool that you find the time to fit this in among your normal professional schedule.:beer:

 


 

Videos:

 

Can't embed my videos on this computer. Well, may as well post and do it tonight...

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Originally videos files were corrupted, so I got my wife to film me in the park hitting wiffle balls just to have something up here. DTL and FO gap wedge and 6 iron.

 

 

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Busy day for me here so please don't read this as anything but me wanting to help and not having a LOT of time to go in depth.

 

I'd check out:  "Deep" Hands Explained and Key #2 drills. Both will have you swinging out to the right a bit more. You fake the weight forward bit at the end but if you can pause near impact you appear flat-footed and 50/50.

 

Also post a FO video and one showing your grip. It's likely a bit palmy and weak.

 

P.S. Mind the camera positions. When using a helper, sticks are nice - just put them on your toes and tell your "assistant" to make it vertical.

http://thesandtrap.com/b/playing_tips/filming_your_swing

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

Busy day for me here so please don't read this as anything but me wanting to help and not having a LOT of time to go in depth.

 

I'd check out:  "Deep" Hands Explained and Key #2 drills. Both will have you swinging out to the right a bit more. You fake the weight forward bit at the end but if you can pause near impact you appear flat-footed and 50/50.

 

Also post a FO video and one showing your grip. It's likely a bit palmy and weak.

 

P.S. Mind the camera positions. When using a helper, sticks are nice - just put them on your toes and tell your "assistant" to make it vertical.

http://thesandtrap.com/b/playing_tips/filming_your_swing

Thanks for even replying so quickly. I'll make public my posted FO and add the 6 irons tonight. I never realized how wrong about my swing I was until I saw the results this morning!

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Thanks for even replying so quickly. I'll make public my posted FO and add the 6 irons tonight. I never realized how wrong about my swing I was until I saw the results this morning!


It's rather eye opening. I started this spring and realized how broken it was. Creating a My Swing (CarlSpackler) thread here and signing up for Evolvr has helped change things for the better even in just a few months. It looks like you have a decent swing already. These guys will make you better.

 

A quick tip when recording a video. It's better to record horizontally, not vertically so you don't have the empty black boxes on the side.

 

I look forward to seeing your progress.

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Yes hands working more "in" would be a good feel, also don't be afraid to turn those hips to help you get some "depth".

 

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Question: How do you get deep hands without pulling the club too far to the inside? i.e. "below the swing plane." I can see that my hands (and arms and everything else) are very shallow, but I think I've been swinging this way to compensate for trying to avoid pulling the club too far behind me on the takeaway. Is it a function of forearm rotation and proper wrist cock?

 

 

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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post
 

Yes hands working more "in" would be a good feel, also don't be afraid to turn those hips to help you get some "depth".

 

 

Been drilling this "deep hands" thing a lot by just taking swings in my garage. I don;t have a full length mirror or tripod yet, but I'm getting filmed again this weekend with my camera this time. The feeling of "deep hands" is markedly different! Can't wait to see it on film. It actually feels more rotary, more like a baseball swing, which I find very appealing. Hopefully I'm doing it right. Please let me know soon when I post. Cheers!

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