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Frustrated. Not Able to Repeat the Swing.

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Basically after I make a good swing, I may totally lost it after a few swings. Let's say I hit 90 mph on my best swing,  then I drop to 80 mph after a few minutes just because I made a few small mistakes, it could be just a slight angle change or tension change in my arms, hands, wrists, some parts of my body get a little fast or slow, or maybe my body just gets tired and the muscles go out of sync. It's like one or two small mistakes and I lose all the power. How do you guys practice to remember the best swing? 

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1 hour ago, mighty said:

How do you guys practice to remember the best swing?

Repetition = muscle memory. At least that's what works for me.

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Five S of great practice

 

Simple - It's absolutely critical to boil down the thing you're working on to its most basic state.

 

Specific - "I want to improve my footwork" is not specific. "I want to bank my right foot inward more to prevent my right knee from kicking in towards the golf ball on my downswing" is better.

 

Slow and Short - These two go together and speak to practicing at the edge of your ability. If you're changing the way your right elbow works in transition, you're not going to do this at speed. If you're working on how your wrist hinges from P1 to P2, why swing past P2.5? Just swing to P2 - slowly - and chip the ball.

 

Success - If you can have a simple, specific idea, and practice it with slow and/or short swings at the edge of your ability, constantly making small mistakes with instant corrections, you'll have success with every swing you take.

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1 hour ago, Nave said:

Repetition = muscle memory. At least that's what works for me.

Repetition of error = muscle memory = disaster. 😁

His swing is likely identical from one to the other. But if there is a flawed component ( probably lacking one or more of the 5 keys) then repetition is making it worse.

The good shots are the outliers. The error(s) must be identified and corrected first. Correct in the manner @dennyjones posted. Only then will repetition be useful.

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3 hours ago, mighty said:

Basically after I make a good swing, I may totally lost it after a few swings. Let's say I hit 90 mph on my best swing,  then I drop to 80 mph after a few minutes just because I made a few small mistakes, it could be just a slight angle change or tension change in my arms, hands, wrists, some parts of my body get a little fast or slow, or maybe my body just gets tired and the muscles go out of sync. It's like one or two small mistakes and I lose all the power. How do you guys practice to remember the best swing? 

Our swings are actually very similar even if the outcome is different. I would recommend you start a My Swing thread in the Member Swings section and let experienced eyes have a look. Then with proper practice, as @dennyjones pointed too, you can change that to a better consistent swing.

 

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4 hours ago, Vinsk said:

Repetition of error = muscle memory = disaster.

True 🙂 but that was not part of the equation I posted; and I quoted the part "....remember the best swing".

Anyway, I agree with you.

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I don't have hardly any swing thoughts while swinging the club, when playing for a score. I try to swing with as clear of mind as possible. I leave most of my swing thoughts on the practice ranges. That said, I do have one swing phrase I do use. 

What I do use is a two word thought when swinging. The two words I use now are "dollar...bills" which I stoled from the movie "Tin Cup". 

I think, or I might mumble the word "dollar" during my back swing, and the word "bills" on my down swing. 

What this does is it helps to keep my swing balance, speed, tempo, & timing (what ever you want to call it) near the same, with every full swing I take. It gives me swing consistency. I even use it for shorter swing shots. .

I was taught it was easier to say/think a phrase, and let my swing follow that phrase, than to try to let my swing do it on it's own. 

Consistent swing speeds, swung in balance,  breed consistent yardages. Those consistent yardages breed better accuracy. 

Every golfer has their own correct swing speed that allows that golfer to stay in balance during their swing. Golfer "A" might swing 100mph, while golfer "B" might ony swing 80mph. Both can stay in balance.  If golfer "B" tries to swing 100mph, his/her balance will be off, and his/her accuracy will suffer immensely.  Jmho......

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