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Thoughts After Watching a lot of Driver Swings at PGA

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I saw hands too far out at A2 or A3. Shaft too flat at A3 or A4, too steep at A5, but all these super talented players made it work. All of them, their trail arms went from very bent to ramrod straight around A7 to A8 and lead arm super supinated. And many, their lead arm was bent coming into A7. When you see the driver swings slowed down, you see a lot of idiosyncrasies. It makes sense to me though, you go through contortions to make the ball go 300 yards. Anyways, just a stream of conscious. 

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9 minutes ago, nevets88 said:

When you see the driver swings slowed down, you see a lot of idiosyncrasies. It makes sense to me though, you go through contortions to make the ball go 300 yards. Anyways, just a stream of conscious. 

I never feel like I am contorted when I hit it 300 yards ;)

10 minutes ago, nevets88 said:

I saw hands too far out at A2 or A3. Shaft too flat at A3 or A4, too steep at A5, but all these super talented players made it work. All of them, their trail arms went from very bent to ramrod straight around A7 to A8 and lead arm super supinated. And many, their lead arm was bent coming into A7. When you see the driver swings slowed down, you see a lot of idiosyncrasies.

Yep, and they do 5 things really well ;)

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I have learned a lot from all of you around here.  But I still look at swings, including my own, and sometimes do not know what makes a good one tick.

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1 hour ago, nevets88 said:

I saw hands too far out at A2 or A3. Shaft too flat at A3 or A4, too steep at A5, but all these super talented players made it work. All of them, their trail arms went from very bent to ramrod straight around A7 to A8 and lead arm super supinated. And many, their lead arm was bent coming into A7. When you see the driver swings slowed down, you see a lot of idiosyncrasies. It makes sense to me though, you go through contortions to make the ball go 300 yards. Anyways, just a stream of conscious. 

I think that we are sometimes too critical of our owns swings in trying to get perfection of our form. My left arm bends a bit before impact, but my instructor says it is not worth worrying about because I am doing other things well. I can work on improving my swing and still play with the one I have. I am very critical of myself at times and I still forget to just play and stop worrying about improving during a round.

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This is very similar to watching pros swing a baseball bat. They start out in all kinds of weird stances, but at a certain point, ie right around contact, they all look nearly identical. 

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