I am playing in an inter-club match today. I know I won’t get any sympathy from the Northerners, but it’s 55° with nearly 20 mile an hour winds. That’s freaking cold for us!
Hoping that the relatively tough conditions and our home course advantage today will work in my favor…
When I lived in PA, I use to golf all winter as long as there were no snow covering the grass. Ground was frozen solid like a concrete.
One of the grounds keepers said once the ground is frozen solid, and the grass is dormant, it was okay to play. It is when there is a frost on the grass and the grass has not entered dormant stage that you will damage the green.
I am no expert, but that is what I was told by a grounds keeper.
When I watch a Pro and slow mo their swing I keep reminding myself they are Professional Athletes I am not. They can do more with a swing then I can. So I do worry about what you said, am I getting to long because of watching them
Crazy how the ball goes just as far with what one thinks is a 1/2 or 3/4 type swing compared to a full swing. I just need to trust it more.
Thank you for your response @Dwall4017
Watching pros is what got me too long I think, I’d watch them then watch where their arms and club stopped in the back swing and tried to feel like I was close to that. when my instructor pointed out my shoulders turned well past theirs, and showed how going that far made it close to impossible to get in sync in my down swing it made slot of sense.....still is hard to feel like I’m hitting a full shot when 50% is a full swing now if that makes sense
I voted to long. Honestly I have no idea if my back swing is to long, just right or to short.
I had neck surgery and that did not allow a big back swing for a long time. I had one Fitter tell me that I had a compact swing but managed to get a lot of efficiency out of it.
Then last summer one of the guys I was playing with told me my back swing was getting huge.
I watch videos on this site, PGA players swings in slow motion, some videos on line and to be honest I have no idea on how big a back swing should be.
This off season I have been doing drills to work on 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 back swings with the realization that what I think those are may very well be much longer.