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I think you mentioned not wanting to get instruction in your first topic, but I can highly recommend Evolvr.com. I find that this method of doing online instruction works very well. You can get up to four analyses a month and each focus on what's most important where you are now. I've had some 30 minute lessons in person where I lived at the time, where I tried to make notes, but it often ended up being too much information. It takes time and work to change a golf swing, so you may need to work on a few elements at first for weeks or months before you should move on to the next. At Evolvr you get a short video (5-ish minutes) with each analysis that shows you what you want to work on.

I think Erik (iacas) does most of the instruction on Evolvr now, and you've probably seen that he's very knowledgeable about golf and the swing. He's also a very good instructor and teacher. Using a good instructor and have someone else give you feedback is incredibly useful and will get you where you want to go quicker. The subscription can be cancelled at any time, so you don't have to commit to a year.

For me, the most challenging thing about changing the swing is being patient and making a change stick. Fixing everything at once is impossible, but trying to make one change each week probably won't work either since it takes time for one change to become a habit. If you work on the hands one week and legs the next, the hands may revert back to what you were doing before since you don't focus on them anymore. I can of course record a bunch of swings and upload one swing where I managed to do both at once, but that would just be cheating myself and it wouldn't work in the long run. By getting frequent lessons, it'll be easier for you to know how you're doing and get feedback on changes, drills or whatever. You can also upload chipping, pitching, putting or something other than the full swing.

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9 hours ago, iacas said:

If you want to do that for the fun of it, then by all means go ahead. But, for example, I've been studying the golf swing for 15 years. It's not your full-time job, so you may be better off trusting someone whose job it is to assess things properly.

Yeah, you don't do that:

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It's pretty simple, really:

  • You fold your left wrist back instead of hinging properly (around rather than up).
  • You bend your left elbow too soon and too much, while also moving the elbow "around" rather than "up" (around rather than up).

You need to learn what "up" feels like and to greatly limit the "around."

That's it.

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Is this more what we're looking for from a trail arm position stand point.

The basic feel I have here is my arms staying in front of my chest more.

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45 minutes ago, pinseekingdreams said:

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Is this more what we're looking for from a trail arm position stand point.

The basic feel I have here is my arms staying in front of my chest more.

Right arm still appears to be very far across your chest.

Really tough to say in 2D.

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38 minutes ago, iacas said:

Right arm still appears to be very far across your chest.

Really tough to say in 2D.

What check can I do to see if my right arm is too far across (on video), is there any lines I can draw or something on the video?

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