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I've been Playing Golf for: 1.5 years
My current handicap index or average score is: 15-16
My typical ball flight is: Straight or Baby Draw
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Fat shots and pulls

Finally got a few videos today. Given the limited space at the range, my face on view cannot see the ball, but I hope it will provide enough detail in my swing for some feedback.

Things I have been working on during my practice sessions since my open heart surgery 4 months ago:

1. Getting weight back to lead side and finishing in balance

2. Deeper hands on backswing. I know I don't have a long backswing and feel when I try to go "longer" or back further, bad things tend to happen. Typically fat or thin shots as I feel it really messes with my timing and therefore I am well out of synch. 

3. Regripping less. I used to do this incessantly and I have mostly minimized it although I see it on my take away in the DTL video. 

4. Consciously trying not to chicken wing  

Thanks in advance for any and all feedback. 


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Love the EGA avatar! It’s great to finally get a swing video from you. You have a great centered turn. I know very little about the swing besides what I’m told to work on, but I will say it would be helpful to keep the ball in the field of view and try to get the camera angle on the DTL a little more behind you...it appears to be a little left from directly behind the hands and toes. 
 

http://thesandtrap.com/b/playing_tips/filming_your_swing

 

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Thanks for the feedback woodzie264! I apologize for the videos here on my first go. I'll be more cognizant of the angle for the DTL vids next time. The hitting stalls at this particular range aren't wide enough for the face on view to get everything in the frame. I'll try to come up with a way to rig the camera at a different angle facing more downward perhaps. Thanks again

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1 hour ago, billchao said:

You need more shoulder turn in the backswing. Hand depth comes from turning.

Agreed. Your hips appear to turn, but your shoulders seem to turn little more, so the arms lift and take over.

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Thank you @billchaoand @iacas for the feedback. Aside from stretching to gain mobility, any suggestions or drills you can think of to bring my shoulder turn along?

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1 minute ago, iacas said:

I don’t know that you need to stretch. You might just need to be aware and to do it.

Gotcha, I will work on it. Thanks again

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Look at iacas’s post to my thread. This was the very first assignment (The Wall Drill) I was given and I think this is to what they are referring:

 

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31 minutes ago, woodzie264 said:

Look at iacas’s post to my thread. This was the very first assignment (The Wall Drill) I was given and I think this is to what they are referring:

 

Great stuff! I'll add this to my practice sessions or while watching golf on TV

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15 hours ago, Greg 504 said:

Thank you @billchaoand @iacas for the feedback. Aside from stretching to gain mobility, any suggestions or drills you can think of to bring my shoulder turn along?

Number four is a stretch for shoulder turn. I do this for every warm up.

 

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Thanks for this exercise @boogielicious. I will add it to day 2 and 3 of the Covid 30 day training Erik made that I have started doing. 

I hit the range this morning and worked on shoulder turn. My main thought that really helped me was "pull" your right shoulder behind your head. I was actually amazed how much farther I could turn when I thought about it. The positive result was nearly instantaneous with a 2 to 2.5 club length further in distance! I was quite surprised and excited. Obviously, if I didn't specifically think about my shoulder turn, I would revert back to my old swing. Hopefully in a few weeks of practice, it will become more ingrained and I will update a video then.

Thanks fellas for the feedback and the yardage gain from something so simple.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I had a lesson yesterday, 01-20-21. Worked on deep shoulder turn and initial move in downswing to shallow club shaft. Also feeling of holding back to target as long as possible to create room to come through with club. 

We also spoke about my 2021 season goals also as outlined on the forum. We added getting driver average to 250 yards. 

On 12/6/2020 at 11:20 AM, Greg 504 said:

1. Break 80

2. Lower and sustain HI from 15.9 to 11 by the end of central Ohio season

3. Continue lessons, at least one every 6-8 weeks. 

4. Increase GIR/nGIR to 50% from roughly 35%. 100 yards and in was one key contributor to lowering my HI last year.

5. Play at least 75 rounds

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For my future reference, one of my A4 stills showing progress on deeper shoulder turn as of 01-20-21

Drills and feels to continue:

Wall touch at A4

Bump & down pressure move 

Hold back to target during downswing

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