Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
tristanhilton85

My Swing (tristanhilton85)

192 posts in this topic

So lately, I've decided to work as much as I can improving at this game. I'm tired of shooting in the 90s and would really like to get into 80s soon. I've read the Stack and Tilt book as well as watched the DVDs and really like what they have to offer. Right now, I'm posting down the line and caddy views of my driver swing and PW swing, both at full speed and in slow motion (25% speed). Any comments or suggestions are welcome.



I'm going to try to upload new videos at least every other week (if not more often) to see how I progress. Hopefully as the weeks go on the swing will get better and the HC will go down. Thanks in advance for all the help.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

How do you like your tempo? I think your tempo is a bit fast and quick at the top.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just watched the one (you have iMovie - could you edit out the stuff that isn't swings and put the slow-mos together and things like that?), driver FO slow, and your head really dives down. More extension, and a straighter right arm to curb the overswinging.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I'll edit and repost in a bit... I didn't realize my head dove down like that until I saw the video...
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Since I'm re editing the clips, I have a question... How much should I slow down the clips for slow motion? 50%? 25%? Thanks.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

So I've re edited the clips to get rid of the stuff that isn't swings. Also all the driver swings are together as are the PW swings. Slow-mos are still separate videos; this time they are slowed down to 40% of full speed. If you need 'em slower, let me know and I'll take care of it. At 40% they just let the videos be a little shorter and it made for a quicker upload.


Driver Swing


Driver Swing (Slow)


PW Swing


PW Swing (Slow)
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

wow I wish they had ranges like that where I come from

Yeah, the facilities we have out here are pretty nice. Most of the ranges out here are really well cared for and are grass ranges. This is about middle of the road, I guess we're spoiled out here in SoCal.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

wow I wish they had ranges like that where I come from

It looks like the College Golf Center in Palm Springs. It's nice but can't compare to the practice facilities at some of the area courses.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It looks like the College Golf Center in Palm Springs. It's nice but can't compare to the practice facilities at some of the area courses.

Actually is Palm Desert, but yeah, that's it. And yeah, you're right, some of the area courses have AMAZING facilities... like I said, middle of the road.

Anyways, enough about the awesome facilities, as great as they are, I really would like some input on my swing... I really want to figure out what I need to work on so I can get over this hump and lower my scores.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

How do you like your tempo? I think your tempo is a bit fast and quick at the top.

Tempo is definitely something that I would like to work on.... I agree that I think I get too quick... any suggestions on how to do this? Any good drills to slow myself down?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

What drills can I do to keep my head from diving down so much?

Stand up more. Lessen the flex in your right hip in particular (backswing).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

After watching the driver video I noticed two things. First your back swing is coming slightly past parallel, not by much. But I think you could try to shorten your back swing a touch, and I think this would give you more control.

Second thing I noticed was ball positioning. I would move the ball more to the front of your stance. I have always been taught the ball should feel like it is coming just past your right ear. I also think by moving the ball forward your arms will become straighter with less break in your left wrist.

With your swing these two things should give you a more controlled/straighter shot off the tee.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are losing quite a bit of power and control by allowing your left arm to collapse at the top. As others have said, work on keeping your swing short of parallel to the ground and create distance between your hands and your right ear by maintaining solid extension of the left arm.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finally captured some new video at the range... will post in a bit... I think that I'm making progress :)
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

As promised, here are the new videos... Driver and 7 iron each with DTL and FO and full and slow motion.

I also took footage of my hybrid swing... I'll not post that right now to try to keep this fairly short, but if you'd like to see it let me know and I'll put it up.


Driver


Driver (Slow)


7 iron


7 iron (slow)

Thanks for any advice.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

The angle in your right arm is breaking down on the backswing. You'd like it to be a around a 90* angle at the top, but instead it has completely collapsed. From there your outward forces are outracing everything else. Thats why everything gets thrown out over plane and why your right knee looks like it does at impact. Which means you need to work more on the down and forward pieces.

It would be nice to see a FO view, but I think you need to work on sequencing and getting the hips more forward.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • Shot 80 yesterday which is my best score since starting up golf again last year. I was 2 under after 7 so part of me feels a little bit disappointed that I let it slip!   I was feeling so good on the tee at 8 that I thought I'd hit a little draw into the lateral slope of the fairway to get a better position.  Unfortunately my ball missed the ground and went into the trees.  Took a few holes to get the wheels back on and back to playing shots I can actually hit.
    • Played better at Western Gailes yesterday and loved the course - very welcoming and had me thinking much more than Turnberry did as the greens were smaller with danger pretty much everywhere. I started out brilliantly, playing the first 4 in -1, but then turned into the wind - into and off the right - and immediately lost a ball playing for too much wind on the hardest hole, which I'd have bogeyed anyway. Putting again wasn't as good as it has been and I just haven't felt like I'm going to hole anything outside of 6 feet. Highlights were the first four holes, particularly feeling like DJ or Rory on the 4th, a good par on 7 (see below) and a good last four holes - bar another lost ball on 18...  http://www.gamegolf.com/player/benpage101/round/1072354 My par on the 7th - only swing I recorded was a really nice punch 5 iron from 170 into a strong breeze: 3rd tee: 'Secret' 6th green: Looking back on the 13th green: I get a few days' rest now before my last couple of rounds, both at Machrihanish Dunes. I've learnt a lot about my game playing these two rounds that I hadn't known beforehand. I find it really hard when I don't know the line and have to guess and commit to the shot far less. If I can see it though, it's generally fine. I need to sort the driving in the wind out as there's just no room for error - a slight mishit and a ball that would be safe is gone. Additionally, particularly at Turnberry, I need to stop overthinking things. Occasionally I'd find myself trying to hit a 7 iron with the ball miles back in my stance to deloft it, aiming way left to compensate and just should have hit what I felt comfortable with and taken the hit with the wind. My putting has to get better as well, particularly from range. So much fun though and I will definitely play Western Gailes again (probably more of a certainty than Turnberry) - I loved the course and the welcome you get was amazing.
    • Played better at Western Gailes yesterday and loved the course - very welcoming and had me thinking much more than Turnberry did as the greens were smaller with danger pretty much everywhere. The main thing I've taken away from this trip though is that I need to control my driver in the wind better. A lot of times, it was definitely the play and my second shot was excellent, but I lost too many going with the wind, which probably wouldn't have been too bad without it. Partial wedges were really good again and approach play was generally alright. I started out brilliantly, playing the first 4 in -1, but then turned into the wind - into and off the right - and immediately lost a ball playing for too much wind on the hardest hole, which I'd have bogeyed anyway. Putting again wasn't as good as it has been and I just haven't felt like I'm going to hole anything outside of 6 feet. Highlights were the first four holes, particularly feeling like DJ or Rory on the 4th, a good par on 7 (see below) and a good last four holes - bar another lost ball on 18...  http://www.gamegolf.com/player/benpage101/round/1072354 My par on the 7th - only swing I recorded was a really nice punch 5 iron from 170 into a strong breeze: 3rd tee: 'Secret' 6th green: Looking back on the 13th green: I get a few days' rest now before my last couple of rounds, both at Machrihanish Dunes. I've learnt a lot about my game playing these two rounds that I hadn't known beforehand. I find it really hard when I don't know the line and have to guess and commit to the shot far less. If I can see it though, it's generally fine. I need to sort the driving in the wind out as there's just no room for error - a slight mishit and a ball that would be safe is gone. Additionally, particularly at Turnberry, I need to stop overthinking things. Occasionally I'd find myself trying to hit a 7 iron with the ball miles back in my stance to deloft it, aiming way left to compensate and just should have hit what I felt comfortable with and taken the hit with the wind. My putting has to get better as well, particularly from range. So much fun though and I will definitely play Western Gailes again (probably more of a certainty than Turnberry) - I loved the course and the welcome you get was amazing.
    • Lake Mead. It's down 150' +/-, and still losing about 5' every year. 
    • Well the head of the pros looks quite steady in the horizontal movement. I just want to emphasize that swing in a barrel and steady head can harm your swing especially if your swing is already good. 
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Erg
      Erg
      (49 years old)
    2. irishmike27
      irishmike27
      (37 years old)
    3. Tutenharman
      Tutenharman
      (27 years old)
  • Blog Entries