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On 6/20/2022 at 11:51 PM, mvmac said:

Long story short, was recommend by a PT at my gym to reach out to this guy and it's been very beneficial. Learned some cool stuff about my body and why my tendency is to dump my left side forward.

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I've been spending a lot of time on my grip and that's led to a lot of good play the past month and a half. Might be the best I've ever hit it on the course.

- Right palm connection
- Less left arm adduction on the backswing


Drill helps me maintain my right palm to left thumb connection and encourages more of a "body pivot".

 

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Yep. f*** left arm adduction. 😉

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If you have less lead arm adduction on the backswing won’t it follow there will be a little more adduction on the downswing?

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3 minutes ago, nevets88 said:

If you have less lead arm adduction on the backswing won’t it follow there will be a little more adduction on the downswing?

No.

You could just… keep it out there, farther away from your chest.

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17 hours ago, nevets88 said:

If you have less lead arm adduction on the backswing won’t it follow there will be a little more adduction on the downswing?

Yes, agree with @iacas. There might be more dynamic adduction 3.5-4.5 but the idea would be the have less going back so I would have more space for the arms coming down. Rather than get it glued to my chest and have to get slidy/saggy with the lower body.

Here I am working with Dr. Kay on this. He has me breath into his left hand and he keeps that space open as he winds me to the top. Much different that what I normally do but feels very powerful. Flushed the next few shots.

 

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You probably find that you turn a bit more toward the end of the backswing with a little bit less of the "lift" that you've always tended to do, too.

Generally, I see in students that the wider they keep that angle, in order to take the club back "far enough," they're required to turn more.

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Was struggling with some hooks off the tee, something that mentally freaks me out and can be tough for me to shake off. Talked about it with @iacas and shared some swings. Basically pressure was staying right for too long on the backswing, causing me to get stuck, tip back and flip it. Was also too much int my heels at setup, so tendency would be to lean down towards the ball and then get on my toes.

Here is some practice getting left earlier and getting my left knee over my left foot. When I pivot my left knee I feel like I push back, which is a good thing for me.

 

Was in Scottsdale this week and visiting Dr. Kay. He just got Swing Cat dual plates so we got some data off that. Getting into why I would tend to overcommit to my right foot or even outside edge of my right foot. Can skip to 21 min mark for most golf relevant part.

 

 

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Dr Kay delivers a ton of technical "stuff" in his videos for you. I would need some decoder ring to understand everything he is saying. 

I do like the changes he's made in your swing. 

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On 1/27/2023 at 2:31 PM, mchepp said:

Dr Kay delivers a ton of technical "stuff" in his videos for you. I would need some decoder ring to understand everything he is saying. 

I do like the changes he's made in your swing. 

He knows I like the technical stuff so he doesn't dumb it down for me. He basically looks at the body from a fluid dynamics perspective along with your rib cage shape. So what areas might be compressed (not hydrated) and how you compensate for it. Lots of breathing exercises to gain expansion or space so you move better. I'm a narrow (Homa) so I'm going to rotate and create downforce differently than a wide (Rahm).

Quick example would be how a lot of the guys that have that nice looking "sit" in transition (Rahm, Trevino, Snead) are wides because they have more space at the back of their pelvis than narrows (Homa, JT, Morikawa). Tiger would have the perfect body because he's a narrow and V shaped, so his "funnel" shape is a huge asset because he can push down hard with his guts but not get stuck in the ground.

Narrows tend to be one-leg jumpers (left) vs wides, two-leg jumpers (right). 

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What does this mean for me? I should try to pivot and load the club more along my body shape (helical angle), so a "level" pivot and club shaft is not good for me. Something like this.

 

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I notice that you have taken lessons from MANY different teachers. Do you find you are able to take the good bits from each of them, or you need to buy into each for wholly to maximize your performance?

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2 hours ago, mchepp said:

I notice that you have taken lessons from MANY different teachers. Do you find you are able to take the good bits from each of them, or you need to buy into each for wholly to maximize your performance?

That's a good question. You should ask @cedrictheo what he thinks in his Member Swing topic too.

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