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Analyze or Not Analyze Your Swing

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Right now I am playing really well.  I had been focusing on getting my hands deeper and not picking up the club early in the backswing.  I am keeping my right elbow tucked to my side so I don't feel like the club is flattening out by getting my hands deeper.  I feel that I am staying more on plane during my backswing and it has really seemed to set me up in a great position to attack the ball.  Since these changes in feel, I haven't really analyzed my swing on camera.  The question is, when things are going well should you just forget about analyzing your swing?  Maybe I should be analyzing to see what is working?  The problem I fear there is that I will find something I don't like as I always do.  I will make some alteration and it will throw things off.  Anyone else struggle with this or have any suggestions on how to not mess things up when you are playing well?  Maybe I should just get on Evolvr finally so that I can be instructed to make the right changes and not create issues when I am playing well. 

post #2 of 8

I am past analyzing my swing. I know what I'm supposed to do, to make the ball go (reasonably) where I want it to go. If the ball flies some where else, I know where to start looking for the issue that caused the mis-hit at impact. 

 

Now if someone has the equipment to analyze their swing properly, then by all means they should be using it. Both for the bad, and the good swings. Being able to view both good, and bad swings are equally important. 

 

What's more important than using the proper equipment is being able to see the good and bad swing issues. If the golfer does not know what to look for, using the best equipment in the world is of little use. 

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 The question is, when things are going well should you just forget about analyzing your swing?  Maybe I should be analyzing to see what is working?  The problem I fear there is that I will find something I don't like as I always do.  I will make some alteration and it will throw things off.  Anyone else struggle with this or have any suggestions on how to not mess things up when you are playing well?  Maybe I should just get on Evolvr finally so that I can be instructed to make the right changes and not create issues when I am playing well. 

 

 

One important question I think is important is, is that part of the swing hurting your ball striking. I am sure a lot of people hate how their swing looks. Looks don't really matter much when it comes to the outcome. 

 

For me, I use video with guidance from a very good instructor. You can use Evolvr for this. The key for me is, get instruction, and shown what image I need to change and then I go about using a camera to change it. Using a camera is a great tool, but it can also be a double edge sword and hurt the swing. Basically I would use the camera in moderation and if you are confused about something always seek someone who is more knowledgeable than you (like Evolvr). 

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The question is, when things are going well should you just forget about analyzing your swing?  Maybe I should be analyzing to see what is working?  The problem I fear there is that I will find something I don't like as I always do.  I will make some alteration and it will throw things off.  Anyone else struggle with this or have any suggestions on how to not mess things up when you are playing well?  Maybe I should just get on Evolvr finally so that I can be instructed to make the right changes and not create issues when I am playing well. 

 

Ok so you are working on

- Hands deeper

- Not picking the club head up on the backswing

 

If you were to film yourself, those are the things that you check. You kind of have to be a Stupid Monkey about it, not let yourself get distracted by trying to fix other pieces. I would agree Evolvr would be a great option, they'll tell you what your priority piece is and how to improve it. 

 

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One important question I think is important is, is that part of the swing hurting your ball striking. I am sure a lot of people hate how their swing looks. Looks don't really matter much when it comes to the outcome. 

 

For me, I use video with guidance from a very good instructor. You can use Evolvr for this. The key for me is, get instruction, and shown what image I need to change and then I go about using a camera to change it. Using a camera is a great tool, but it can also be a double edge sword and hurt the swing. Basically I would use the camera in moderation and if you are confused about something always seek someone who is more knowledgeable than you (like Evolvr). 

 

Well said

post #5 of 8

I would video a couple angles and save it for later when your swing starts sucking donkey.  Then go look at what you were doing when you were striking the ball like a boss.  

 

I would say video it and don't look at it until later.  ;)

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Ok so you are working on

- Hands deeper

- Not picking the club head up on the backswing

 

If you were to film yourself, those are the things that you check. You kind of have to be a Stupid Monkey about it, not let yourself get distracted by trying to fix other pieces. I would agree Evolvr would be a great option, they'll tell you what your priority piece is and how to improve it. 

 

My fear is that the image on camera isn't as great as the current feel and results.  As ridiculous as it sounds, even when things are good I manage to find a way to mess it up when I start filming my swing.  Then that minor change leads me to changing other things and it escalates. I think the answer is simple, I just need to get on Evolvr to nail down a priority piece.  It is tough for me to be a Stupid Monkey without complete confidence in the piece I am working on.

post #7 of 8

I've gotten to the point the only video I look at is what my instructor sends me. When I was taking my own I got hung up on trying to make pretty swings for the camera. He's not camera crazy either. We work mostly on FlightScope and he takes a few at the beginning of the session and a few at the end to demonstrate how we made progress, before and after stuff and the piece I need to work on is demonstrated with that. I let him provide the feedback rather than setting up all that gear at the range, as a result my practice has become more efficient. If I start to slip I catch it pretty quick, do a few drills and get back to where I need to be.

 

He's got me in group practice sessions now. Doesn't want to see me for a full one on one lesson until get to the point where I am ready to work on something else. Which is good because those are $35 and hour every other week compared to $140 for a lesson. I get 1/4 hour on the monitor and a couple a vids each time if it's a full swing session.

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Just signed up for Evolvr.  Hopefully my experience is similar to others on here.      

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