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My Swing (Mailman)

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I've been Playing Golf for:​ just over a year.
My current handicap index or average score is: frustratingly 25.0
My typical ball flight is: high
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: fat shots, thin shots, slices, shanks, hooks, too much club, not enough club. If there is a problem swing then I've hit it!!!

The main problem I can see is me swivelling around my body which I think has something to do with my lack of flexibility (I've dropped nearly 30kg since 1 January) plus I'm struggling with transferring weight between my left and right side through the swing.

Regards

Mailman
post #2 of 12
Thread Starter 

Side on view.

Regards

Mailman
post #3 of 12

The 2nd video isn't really a good angle for analysis I don't think. It needs to be more parallel to you face on.

post #4 of 12
Not enough weight forward... Try banking your right foot at A6 and then take the club back slightly and swing through trying to end up with your right toe barely touching the ground.. Notice how you almost hit the ball with a flat right foot and then even after you basically just turn around or skid out on the ball of your right foot, because you are turning with out sliding the hips.. Ill post more once I get to a comp..
post #5 of 12

I agree with @Jeremie Boop about the camera angle. You should check out this thread:

 

So You Joined TST and Posted a Member Swing Thread… 

 

There is links to other things in there about camera angles and such. It is also helpful if your camera is oriented horizontally, not vertically. :-)

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

Righto, swing videos updated (hopefully!!!).

 

 

Keep in mind that this is what my swing came from not so long ago!!! Considering where I was not that long ago I am really happy with how my swing has evolved over the last 12 months and am really looking forward to the improvements I can make over the next 12 months :)

 

 

Regards

 

Mailman

post #7 of 12

I'll leave the analysis to those better qualified for the task, but I will say that I agree, your swing is really coming along nicely! 

 

There are a LOT of people who've been playing this silly game a LOT longer than you who would like to have that swing!

 

:beer:

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

I'll leave the analysis to those better qualified for the task, but I will say that I agree, your swing is really coming along nicely! 

 

There are a LOT of people who've been playing this silly game a LOT longer than you who would like to have that swing!

 

:beer:

Totally agree. You have a nice swing mailman! I'm not a professional so like David said it's best they chime in about the mechanics but just from looking at your earlier swings it almost seems like you're really lifting or scooping the ball. Swing looks good and let us know how things change on the course!

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks Saturday and Dave, I really appreciate your comments :)

Regards

Mailman
post #10 of 12

Mailman,

 

I agree. For a year of golf, there's lots of great things in that swing, in my amateur's opinion.

 

Two things I think you may need to improve on (and the moderators of this forum have LOTS of things to say about these two swing "keys," so you have come to the right place for better advice than I can give, but I think they'd agree) are that your head seems to shift back laterally a great deal on the backswing. There's a lot of information on this site about why excessive head movement is detrimental to a golf swing, and it's something most pros have control over.

 

Second, I think your weight could be more forward at impact - that is, shifted to the left side. It's not like you are totally hanging back on your back (right) leg, but I would wager that not much more than 60% of your weight has shifted to your left side at impact whereas pros are generally between 80 and 90% there. You can do some drills to really exaggerate the feeling of getting your weight forward at impact. It feels awkward at first, but it's a huge key.

 

As to your flexibility comment - I have been told by @iacas that it probably isn't an issue for me and I'm close to 300 pounds right now. I know that dropping 80 pounds and working on flexibility training will certainly help my swing (congratulations to you for losing the weight, BTW!), but you can have an excellent swing if other things are corrected. Look at videos of Craig Stadler right now. He's in his late 50s, I believe, and carries a lot of weight, yet can still play some serious golf. His backswing barely goes past PERPENDICULAR before he's done, but he still hits great shots.

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Cheers mmoan for the feed back.

The shifting weight forward thing is something I've been working on so I'll keep that in mind when I pop down to the driving range before the weekend.

Regards

Mailman
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