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Some pictures from the videos from today's session.

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Getting to the top better (I wouldn't mind if it was like two inches shorter, but it's not too bad). Then the right elbow stays bent far too long, the face twists shut, the hand path goes out, and I have to do some shit to keep the club from tipping out too.

Some better swings later on. This one has a small twist to the face but it's not too much. It's just after the start of the downswing and you can see the club being thrown behind me as the right elbow extends.

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The next few frames:

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Am I as forward or as turned as I will be in motion? No. This wasn't super fast (medium speed or so).

WIth a driver, the backswing is also looking better:

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The downswing… is a bit better. Still a lot of work, but again, they're familiar feelings, so it's not terrible. I'll get there.

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Practice today at LP with a 9I. This is toward the end of the session.

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Practice from the 12th (backswing work still):

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Wouldn't mind the left arm to be out a little bit more here. Like the left wrist staying what feels very cupped (slightly strong grip = cupped a bit naturally).

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The backswing can stop a bit shorter, but I'm okay exaggerating to check in the mirror where the shaft goes. Then, though I do some downswing stuff, it's still mostly focusing on the backswing. I only really make downswings because backswings only would be really annoying. 🙂

I like that I've preserved the cupping to the top, and the face falls "open" on the downswing.

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Pretty happy with these too, even if my "pump" is too high.

Why am I focusing on being so cupped? Because as soon as I push down/away for the downswing, my wrists almost always naturally do this:

You can see that while I palmar flex the shaft steepens a ton (it's too shallow there, too, so that's some of it). At any rate, I have to get to the top and still be cupped so I can palmar flex on the way down.

It's still December, so I'm going to stick with the backswing stuff primarily through maybe mid-January, and then focus a lot on the downswing stuff.

It's all stuff I've done before (2019 into 2020), so I can do it.

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Got a little work in today. A small sample of today's session.

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On 2/20/2023 at 10:11 PM, iacas said:

Got a little work in today. A small sample of today's session.

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Its nice to see you hitting some quick fire shots - I like to think I'm a pretty good 'practicer' but the amount of time you usually spend on working feels before hitting a ball puts me to shame 😂

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Got a few full-speed full swings today. Below is a quick comparison between the full-speed, full swing on the left and a nearly full speed "exaggerated" feeling one on the right.

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A bit too deep here, even on the "exaggerated" one on the right. I like the elbow width more on the right though.

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Palmar flexed on the left (it was good for a long time). Too high on the right, but… it's fine.

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Easier to manage the elbow, shaft plane when the wrist does what it should AND the elbow doesn't do as much. I don't love the right, but it's much better.

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Not great. Not too shabby, though.

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On 2/20/2023 at 5:11 PM, iacas said:

Got a little work in today. A small sample of today's session.

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At the end it looks like you are cupping the left wrist. Is that cause/force you to use the body turn to get the ball started down the target line?

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2 hours ago, Carl3 said:

At the end it looks like you are cupping the left wrist. Is that cause/force you to use the body turn to get the ball started down the target line?

The "body" doesn't really "square" the face much if that's what you're asking.

I tend to palmar flex toward the end of my backswing and then my right hand/arm "push out" too much, and the shaft gets a bit steep.

I'm literally feeling like I curl (arch) my right wrist during the backswing.

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49 minutes ago, iacas said:

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How did you manage to lay down the Orange Whip in the middle of your swing??

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39 minutes ago, colin007 said:

How did you manage to lay down the Orange Whip in the middle of your swing??

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I'm just that good. 🙂

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8 hours ago, colin007 said:

How did you manage to lay down the Orange Whip in the middle of your swing??

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You know nuthin Jon Snow..

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Worked on wrist conditions at the top today. Funny how I don't feel like it's any higher, but it is.

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2 hours ago, iacas said:

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Worked on wrist conditions at the top today. Funny how I don't feel like it's any higher, but it is.

What?? That's a huge diff. 

New.

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31 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

What?? That's a huge diff. 

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I did this a lot in early 2020.

Thought I'd gotten it to a good enough place this year. I clearly hadn't.

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16 minutes ago, iacas said:

I did this a lot in early 2020.

Thought I'd gotten it to a good enough place this year. I clearly hadn't.

Funny that’s exactly what I’ll be saying in May 😉

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Just going back to what I need to do. Rehearsing it slowly.

Hands went out a little more than I want here, but otherwise… not bad.

If you look you can see how my left wrist still palmar flexes after the little pump.

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A little time lapse today.

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