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Very nice.  I like the way you are working on that, not that I know much of anything really.  But it looks good to me!  :-)

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Doing some drill work on...you guest it, getting more open at impact.

Slowed and shortened until I got it to the impact position I was trying to achieve.

Looking forward to the day I can look like this at full swing and full speed. (before I get too old) ;-)

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On 9/21/2017 at 8:52 PM, coachjimsc said:

Looking forward to the day I can look like this at full swing and full speed. (before I get too old) ;-)

It may never happen, but… the work you're doing is the single biggest thing right now, and so it's still the best thing you can do. And every bit that gets better, even if it never quite gets to perfect… is a better golf swing.

As you know.

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21 hours ago, iacas said:

It may never happen

So you're saying there's still a chance?

21 hours ago, iacas said:

the work you're doing is the single biggest thing right now, and so it's still the best thing you can do. And every bit that gets better, even if it never quite gets to perfect… is a better golf swing.

I tell my buddies this all the time. Every inch, every degree it gets better, your shot cone becomes smaller.

Thanks East team Captain

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Went to the range this past Saturday. Worked on wrist conditions and arm structure in transition. More external rotation of the right shoulder. Also rotating the hips from the start of the downswing (squat/turn) instead of sliding them towards the ball. (goat hump)

I went thru a large bucket just doing this drill with different clubs.

 

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3 hours ago, DeadMan said:

Nice demonstration of short, slow, and specific.

Thanks Dan.

If there is nothing else I learned from this site, I have learned how to practice Properly!

Everything else I did previously was close to being a complete waste of time and effort to really improving my mechanics. All I was doing was working on the timing my bad habits.

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On 11/6/2017 at 9:53 PM, coachjimsc said:

Went to the range this past Saturday. Worked on wrist conditions and arm structure in transition. More external rotation of the right shoulder. Also rotating the hips from the start of the downswing (squat/turn) instead of sliding them towards the ball. (goat hump)

I went thru a large bucket just doing this drill with different clubs.

 

Off topic, but what camera is that? It seems to be auto zooming.

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More drill work yesterday.

Trying to get a little more vertical with the shaft on the backswing. Then a flat left wrist at the top and more external rotation of the right shoulder. Of course more squat/turn on the downswing.

This is a fuller swing at maybe 50% before I watched the video.

This was after I watched the video...

This is with driver. Same stuff.

The long irons and driver are the hardest clubs to implement the squat/turn piece. Not a surprise there. My plan is to increase the speed gradually in every session only if my form stays intact.

Also since I have been doing the squat/turn drill, my back has been feeling really good. I got through 90 holes of the Newport Cup with no issues. My totally untrained guess is the "goat humping" was not doing my back any favors. 

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@coachjimsc, question for you… have you given thought to doing a little bit here and there to increase your swing speed?

I don't know that those swing speed things work well after you stop using them, but especially over the winter where you take a little break from playing, you could work a bit on your speed. You're accurate enough that you could stand to gain a few MPH, if possible.

The practice, as always, is in the right direction, and you swinging pretty well at the NC.

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22 minutes ago, iacas said:

question for you… have you given thought to doing a little bit here and there to increase your swing speed?

Absolutely. I actually do some full speed swings adding some speed to the ds rotation. 

 

27 minutes ago, iacas said:

I don't know that those swing speed things work well after you stop using them, but especially over the winter where you take a little break from playing, you could work a bit on your speed.

That was my plan as far as the ss goes. I'll check out some of those swing speed drills.

30 minutes ago, iacas said:

You're accurate enough that you could stand to gain a few MPH, if possible.

Yes, but currently as soon as I start trying to swing faster the goat humping goes into full force and I hit some foul balls. (See 9th hole Talamore on Fri. and 18th tee MS on Sat) That's the work I plan on doing this winter. Squat/turn faster and faster to gain a few MPH.

A little background. My driver ss dropped after I got Game Golf a few years ago (2015). I went back and checked on all my tournament rounds where I had hit bad tee shots and every one of them I was trying to swing hard. I was losing these tournaments because of a few bad drives. So I decided to back off some with my driver tee shots and keep them in play. I wasn't playing particularly long courses so it didn't cost me too much. Next year 3 wins in a row. 

To your point though, I have went too far and need to get some speed back. I agree 100%. I just want to make sure I go about it the right way. ;-)

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I got a chance to get to the range last Sunday and work with one of my Christmas gifts...The Hanger.

Also working on the Dana Dahlquist squat/turn drills.

 

The device is helping me get the feeling of external rotation of the right arm in the backswing and downswing.

Still need more flexion in transition before extending toward the goat. :-(

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2 minutes ago, coachjimsc said:

The device is helping me get the feeling of external rotation of the right arm in the backswing and downswing.

How well does it attach? Does it work with a GAME GOLF tag in the grip? Does it "occupy" the top inch of the grip or so?

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2 minutes ago, iacas said:

How well does it attach? 

It attaches very securely. No issues with it moving while in use.

 

2 minutes ago, iacas said:

Does it work with a GAME GOLF tag in the grip?

Yes.

 

3 minutes ago, iacas said:

Does it "occupy" the top inch of the grip or so?

Yes but does not seem to be an issue. It occupies less with the tag on it.

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8 minutes ago, coachjimsc said:

Yes but does not seem to be an issue. It occupies less with the tag on it.

Oh, so that end is a little "cup" or whatever, then?

Okay.

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Took some videos at the end of my range session this morning.

Working on right arm external rotation on the back swing. Of course it feels like my elbows are touching and they are not. A little improvement, still a ways to go.

Also working on rotating sooner and faster to start the down swing to add some speed. Still struggle to get back into flexion, not sure if I'll ever get there. Just have to keep working at it.

Hips and shoulder are a bit more open at impact.

8 iron

 

Driver

 

 

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Looking better, Jim.

It's okay to have your elbow "out" if in transition it helps you "tuck it in." It's sometimes difficult or impossible to have the elbow "tucked in" every time.

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